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Pasadena offers so much, from beautiful architecture to amazing shopping to cultural museums, but one of the best things about the city is definitely brunch. These are the best places to fulfill your brunch cravings.
If you are looking for something a little different, brunch with a twist is done right at the cute and homey Abricott. The menu is filled with Asian fusion options that are inspired by dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, etc. For people leaning more towards breakfast, the Chinese doughnuts and the breakfast crêpe are sure-to-please choices. For those leaning more towards lunch, the spicy pork belly sandwich and the tuna soba salad are customer favorites. If you aren’t feeling extremely adventurous, Abricott also offers the delicious items that are normally seen on brunch menus, including French toast and the Abricott burger.
Abricott, 238 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA, +1 626 796 1613
Lunasia Dim Sum House, one of the newer additions to the dim sum restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley, offers a modern take on traditional dim sum (the Cantonese version of brunch complete with aromatic tea). Instead of getting overwhelmed browsing through carts full of steaming hot dim sum, diners at Lunasia can sit back and order their food by filling out an order form. This makes Lunasia a great place for first-time dim sum eaters. The bigger-than-normal har gow and siu mai are must-orders, as well as the hot almond milk with puff pastry.
Lunasia Dim Sum House, 293 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA,+1 626 793 8822