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The 10 Best Brunches In Pasadena, California

The 10 Best Brunches In Pasadena, California

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Updated: 30 November 2016
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.

The Terrace

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.

The Terrace, 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 585 6218


The Langham Hotel, Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles | © Marc van der Chijs/Flickr

Marston’s Restaurant

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.

Marston’s Restaurant, 151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 796 2459


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.

CREPEstudio, 99 E Union St, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 844 8810

Del Frisco’s Grille

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.

Del Frisco’s Grille, 55 S Lake Ave Ste 150, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 765 9913

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

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, 830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 791 4890


Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles | Courtesy of Diane Vara

Café Verde

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.

Café Verde, 961 E Green St, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 356 9811

The Raymond

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.

The Raymond, 1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 441 3136


Pasadena Brunch | © LWYang/Flickr


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.

Lincoln, 1992 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 765 6746

Plate 38

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.

Plate 38, 2361 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 793 7100

Novel Café

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.

Novel Café Pasadena, 1713 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 683 3309