Pasadena loves its brunch, and so it’s small wonder there are so many great options in this Californian city. Discover the different options on offer with our guide to the best places here for a late breakfast or mid-morning meal.
Located inside The Langham Hotel on Oak Knoll Avenue, this restaurant serves a fantastic dim sum brunch that will surely satisfy any cravings for Asian cuisine. The Terrace also serves Peking duck along with traditional breakfast dishes such as pastries and omelets, as well as bottomless mimosas.
Marston’s Restaurant will satisfy the taste buds of anyone looking for a delicious brunch, served all day on weekends. Marston’s also offers picnic meals for special occasions, such as events at the Hollywood Bowl and Concerts in the Park.
Anyone hoping to indulge in something sweet will enjoy CREPEstudio. Crepes are not the only item on the menu, though, because this industrial-chic café also serves salads and paninis for those who prefer a savory option.
Del Frisco’s Grille serves dishes that include the red velvet Belgian waffle and the crab cake Benedict. An interesting feature is the ‘Food to Fight Over’ section of the menu, which includes Asian street bao sliders and roasted tomato flatbread.
Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles combines two foods that sound like an unlikely pair into a delicious combination. Of course there are many other, more famous food pairings, including peanut butter and jelly, that might seem unusual, but chicken and waffles reigns supreme here. Try it; you won’t be disappointed.
Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles | Courtesy of Diane Vara
Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
Offering brunch on Sunday mornings, Café Verde is a restaurant that provides delicious food with Mexican style. The authentic nature of the Mexican cuisine served here underlines how important Mexican culture is in Southern California.
Also known as ‘The Raymond 1886,’ this restaurant offers a wide variety of food to enjoy for brunch. The restaurant includes the name ‘Raymond’ in several of its dishes, including the ‘Classic Raymond Curry’ and the ‘Raymond Cheeseburger.’ Having a cheeseburger along with some pineapple French toast could actually be a clever way to incorporate breakfast items with lunch options into a heavenly mid-morning meal.
Lincoln serves both breakfast and lunch all day long. Don’t let the appearance of this restaurant fool you, because this is a great place to enjoy quality food in spite of its warehouse-like space. Dine and shop at this unique location; it is possible to buy souvenirs along with a mid-morning meal here.
Plate 38 has a brunch menu that offers a plethora of options, ranging from a simple cup of Jones coffee to a delicious Bloody Mary and some great egg dishes. Don’t forget the bottomless mimosas to go with.
Located near Pasadena City College, this upscale café fuses American cuisine in a refreshing way, giving diners the option of building their own omelet or scramble. Although most of the choices offered are American, there are also Mexican options that include chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.
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