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A couple of years ago I went to a really nice place for breakfast in Pasadena, had some yummy french toast rolled in corn flakes of all things.

Am trying to recall the name of it.... any ideas?

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  1. Marston's. Think the best thing there is really the cheese popovers.

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    1. re: Robert Lu

      Yes Robert, I agree. Although I like their California Omelet with avocado amongst other things. On Walnut 2 blocks east of Fair Oaks.

      1. re: WildSwede

        People rave about their blueberry pancakes, but honestly, they're sort of gummy. The last time I ordered them I had to send them back and the second time they came back the exact same way. Not my cup of tea, but other things on the menu are great.

        1. re: mommyfor2

          Funny, I still remember so very fondly the macadamia pancakes I had on June 2nd, 2002. They were that good.
          I wish I lived closer than 2.5 hours away to eat them more often!
          Shadow

          1. re: Shadow

            Marston's uses Krustaez pancake mix which is available in many supermarkets...so no need to drive 2.5 hours.

    2. Not what you're alluding to, but just had breakfast at Cafe Atlantic (Union just west of Raymond - free street parking until 11am - place apparently opens at 6am).
      French toast is really Cuban Toast- really good crusty Cuban bread grilled with sweet egg batter. Fabulous texture and good flavor; really fresh berries. Pork with fried eggs, and even the grilled bread and orange juice are nice entrees. The Cuban coffee is decadent, but even the plain coffee has an edge that makes even non coffee lovers like me think again.

      1. Marston's is the place that is famous for rolling its french toast in cornflakes for that crunchy exterior.

        1. There is also a really yummy french toast/ corn flakes dish at the Black Cow in Montrose.

          1. FWIW, Green Street has a cinnamon-y French Toast. Not bad.

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            1. re: mc michael

              Leave us not overlook the hashbrowns at Russell's -- a mere wisp of its long-ago Long Beach-y self but still worthy at breakfast. (Hashbrowns available anytime, however.)

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              Russell's
              30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103