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In Town For U2 in Pasadena...Breakfast Suggestions?

Hello fellow Chowders...the wife and I are going to the U2 concert in Pasadena and sticking around and going to the Huntington Library the following day. Any suggestions for breakfast in that area? I'm not familiar with Pasadena and we're willing to drive a bit if it's relatively close. Not looking for anything fancy...just good ol' American or Mexican breakfast will do. Thanks!

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  1. Um, we're not Chowders, we're Hounds. Green Street has awesome breakfast burritos.

    1. Tonny's on the west corner of Orange Grove at Lake Ave. Great for both Mexican and traditional breakfast! It is a little place with a lot of heart. Great carnitas. Hand made corn tortillas.

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      1. re: Fru

        Tonny's is outstanding. The chile verde is not to be missed.

        The best breakfast burrito is at Lucky Boy on Arroyo in Pasadena.

        Tonny's Restaurant
        843 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

        Lucky Boy Drive-In
        640 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

      2. Marston's has great breakfast items, particularly the corn flake crusted french toast and the omelets,

        Marston's Restaurant
        151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103

        1. Novel Cafe serves really good breakfast.


          1713 E Colorado Blvd
          Pasadena, CA 91106
          (626) 683-330

          Also: Cafe Verde.

          1. Thanks to all and I apologize for using the wrong terminology. All of the suggestions sound great and I can see that I'll have to make a return trip to try them all. Thanks again!

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            1. re: willie1227

              No apologies necessary, friend!! have fun in Pasadena, it's a great city.

            2. Um, I think the Huntington is closed on Mondays - go to Julienne and sit outside.

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              1. re: Selter Head

                No, the Huntington is now closed on Tuesdays but Julienne is still a great rec. I love the creme brule french toast!

              2. Wolfe Burgers on Lake North of Colorado. Not sure what time they open.

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                1. re: swimfin

                  Update - they open pretty early -

                  Wolfe Burgers
                  46 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

                2. For American, I'd suggest Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena. www.mikeandannes.com The previously mentioned Julienne is also a good choice. www.juliennetogo.com

                  For Mexican, it would be either the aforementioned Tonny's or Yahaira's Cafe. http://www.yahairascafe.com/index.html

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                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Reviving this thread to ask for updates/specifics on South Pas breakfast. Mike and Anne's sounds good. Do you recall which menu items you enjoyed most? Is there likely to be a wait for a table on Saturday mid-morning? Any other South Pas specific recs out there? Holes in the wall and nothin-fancy-just-honest-tasty-grub greasy spoons included.

                    1. re: Cubancoffee

                      Pancakes were good at Mike & Anne's. And, yeah, there might be a crowd of sorts on Sat morning. Call and make a reservation if you want to be safe.

                      A bit further down the street on Mission St. (about 1/2 mile west of Mike & Anne's) is Heirloom Cafe, which is also a good choice for breakfast. It will be crowded here and no reservations are taken. Breakfast burros and sandwiches are good here, so are the housemade baked goods like their versons of Ding Dongs.

                      1. re: Cubancoffee

                        I second the recommendation for Mike & Anne's. They do a good job all-around with breakfast. They also have a pretty large patio if the weather is nice.

                        I recommend the challah French toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, and any omelette.

                        Mike & Anne's
                        1040 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030