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Pasadena - one dinner & one breakfast

joshua Jan 28, 2010 10:11 PM

I'll be in Pasadena from Feb 8 at 5pm to Feb 9 at 3pm. Lunch on the 9th is taken care of.

From my research on your fine board, I'm pretty sure I'm going to Daisy Mint for my monday night dinner. Unless someone talks me out of it.

But I haven't found much for breakfast.

I'll be staying at the Hilton on Cordoba and S. Los Robles, will have a rented car, and have a 10:00 apt in S. Pasa (Huntington & Fremont).

And I want a delicious breakfast!

Interesting is good, too. Pho would be nice, but that's probably asking too much. Creative eggs work.


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  1. ipsedixit Jan 29, 2010 06:00 AM

    For breakfast, try anyone of the following:

    Cafe Verde
    Mike and Anne's

    Alot of people will inevitably chime in with a Marston's rec, but I find that place overrated and overhyped, esp. when it's crowded during the weekend. But on a weekday, it might actually be bearable when there is no wait for tables.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      mc michael Jan 29, 2010 06:30 AM

      If you want a table cloth, Cafe Verde. If not, Tonny's.

      1. re: mc michael
        ipsedixit Jan 29, 2010 06:45 AM

        You could always BYOC (bring your own cloth) to Tonny's. No extra "clothage".


        1. re: ipsedixit
          mc michael Jan 29, 2010 07:24 AM

          Yes, but the cloth might absorb some of the heat from the warmed chips!

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      Jack Flash Jan 29, 2010 11:11 AM

      To ipse's very good suggestions, I would add La Grande Orange Cafe, which is at Arroyo Parkway & Del Mar. Central Park is also a good breakfast choice. In nearby San Marino, breakfast at Julienne is always a winner.

      1. ocshooter Jan 29, 2010 02:11 PM

        Head south on Los Robles and turn left on Mission in San Marino. Julienne's is on the left side of the street. It is as close as you can get to a European sidewalk cafe in So. Cal. and they have a great breakfast. Do a little shopping in the attached gourmet market.

        For dinner you are on your own.

        1. joshua Jan 31, 2010 09:21 AM

          Thanks for the tips, gang. I appreciate it. And, just so you know, I always travel with my own tablecloth!

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            GrillEmAll Jan 31, 2010 12:08 PM

            do yourself the biggest favor ever and go to the pasadena sandwich company!!! The sheepherder sandwich is the best sandwich i have ever eaten, ever! also, they have amazing fries, really good chili, and huuuuge portions. This is my favorite place in pasadena by far!!!


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