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Diner, American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Old Pasadena, Pasadena
  • Kelly L.
    "special spuds!! a loaded baked potato but with hash browns."(2 Tips)
    Omar P.
    "Get: corned beef hash, pancakes, and waffles."(3 Tips)
    Michelle M.
    "Veggie Omelet add sausage!!! Yum!"(6 Tips)
    Mark T.
    "ABC omelette with a banana nut pancake chaser"(5 Tips)
51 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • omelettes
  • pancakes
  • special spuds
  • waffles
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  • Barry B.
    Barry BloomAugust 17, 2015
    A nice little find in downtown Pasadena. Good breakfast, clean, nice atmosphere. Real old timey place. Excellent service, food came out of the kitchen very quickly. Good stop. Highly recommended.
  • X
    XJanuary 29, 2013
    Service feels like a hotel, but portions are similar (i.e., small). When I just missed breakfast (which ends at 2pm) they made an exception for me. Free Wi-Fi is nice, too. Wifi password is 6263187006
  • Michelle A.
    We had their breakfast menu and everything we ate was great. It's like a fine dining restaurant and a fine combined.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TooleyOctober 6, 2014
    Great vibe...and great if you're travelling solo...sit at the bar and relax! ABC omelet with a banana nut pancake to follow is my personal fave 😋😋😋
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KatzMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't not come here. The best of everything. Food,service and ombiance sp? Dennis works the lunch crowd. He is the best. Ask him to perform a magic trick.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1930. American food served at tiny cafe decorated with elaborate chandeliers, classic art work & crown molding.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SaldanaFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you ask kindly, you can get your side of hash browns prepared as the special spuds (addtl charge) but well worth it.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LovoyJanuary 6, 2014
    Everything was delicious!!! I got the bacon, eggs and hash browns and split 3 ways a side order of French toast #wareagle
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 16, 2015
    Great place but waiter forgot our salad and soup and brought out our main pLates first other than that place is great!
  • Ernest T.
    Ernest TrinidadAugust 5, 2013
    The wait was worth it. Be patient because the food is great! Try the corned beef hash and the waffle. They're great!
  • Brittany D.
    Brittany DeweesFebruary 14, 2015
    Little place with a Hotel like vibe. Abit pricy but totally worth it. Go for breakfast!
  • Maria H.
    Maria Hartstein2 weeks ago
    The brunch is amazing! Pancakes are some of the best I've ever had and the blood orange mimosas are delicious.
  • Briana J.
    Briana J.December 23, 2012
    Love the breakfast and the atmosphere. Staff is friendly and the seats are comfy.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KatzMay 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dennis is the cutest and best food service employee. He is also a real magic person???? At the magic castle
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NatividadDecember 10, 2011
    Belgian waffle. Has a lovely golden crunch and a surprisingly light, soft and fluffy inside.
  • John K.
    John KiddeApril 5, 2016
    Good burgers, it's changed since I was a child-a bit more upscale. Still, nice play to eat.
  • Mac A.
    Mac ANovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Homemade Corned Beef is very tasty. Too many options I like their menu mix. Good job management team.
  • Omar P.
    Omar PatelAugust 31, 2014
    Get: corned beef hash, pancakes, and waffles. Avoid: drinks (too expensive)
  • Omar L.
    Omar LeyanoDecember 18, 2016
    The Spinach and cheese omelette is something else. I don't eat bacon or ham, so I go with veggies.
    NICOLA DELGADODecember 29, 2015
    Love it. Cozy warm and comfortable. The food is excellent. Go now!!
  • 49ers C.
    49ers ColemanAugust 22, 2013
    Beautiful Art Deco throughout. Almost feels as if you're not in SoCa downtown metro. Can you say stay-cation feels like....
  • Eletta B.
    Eletta BonfantiMay 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Lovely old school diner. Perfect for any meal, especially breakfast!
  • mishee p.
    mishee parkApril 7, 2013
    Make sure you check for bar seating if there's a long wait. Full menu!
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LMay 27, 2013
    special spuds!! a loaded baked potato but with hash browns. so good but so greasy.
  • Tony
    TonyJuly 5, 2013
    The waiters are great! The food is always hot and delicious.
  • Ray C.
    Ray ChoiJuly 8, 2013
    Get the corn beef and pay extra for the homemade biscuit.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonApril 4, 2011
    Paleo diet breakfast tip: veggie omlet no cheese, sauteed spinach instead of hashbrowns, and a side of bacon. Yum!!!
  • Melody Faith C.
    Melody Faith Clark CurzonAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh ground beef, music, art.
  • Rog
    RogOctober 3, 2013
    Awesome look and classy. The breakfast is amazing.
  • Joan H.
    Joan HerrigesApril 15, 2016
    Wonderful breakfast. Best poached eggs! Prime bacon.
  • 💕Linds💕
    💕Linds💕November 9, 2015
    Food was good, and the ambiance is something unique to see.
  • Dmitry F.
    Dmitry FridmanMarch 2, 2015
    Great breakfast and lunch options, sizable portions
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PachecoApril 24, 2015
    The ranch breakfast fills you up!
  • Joe E.
    Joe EllisJuly 15, 2014
    Great breakfast, get the Corned Beef Hash
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranJuly 27, 2015
    Portions are quite large and price is really reasonable
  • Lanie
    LanieSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best breakfast on Pasadena....Corine's and my hang out after church every Sunday!
  • whiteboxerdogs w.
    whiteboxerdogs whiteboxerdogsFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The chili cheese omelette is the best... try the pancakes there good to
  • Tara H.
    Tara HuntApril 24, 2015
    Try the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito - Yum! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Super M.
    Super MonkeyDecember 26, 2012
    No turkey bacon or turkey sausage if you want a Californian breakfast try somewhere else!
  • Eren P.
    Eren PDecember 10, 2014
    Dennis nails it on the recommendations!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KearneyFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Belgian waffle is light and good.
  • Rubi R.
    Rubi RodriguezDecember 1, 2012
    Roast beef sandwich is the best.
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa EckelAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for breakfast! Everything is super yummy!
  • Simon M.
    Vegetarian burrito is fantastic!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RantzMay 3, 2010
    Free parking validation here for 90 min in adjacent garage.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TooleyAugust 2, 2013
    Excellent place for breakfast. My fave...the ABC omelette with a banana nut pancake chaser :-) If you're on your own, sit at the bar and take in the local vibe
  • Eric J.
    Eric JMarch 28, 2012
    Chicken fried steak is amazing!
  • whiteboxerdogs w.
    whiteboxerdogs whiteboxerdogsOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The milk shakes are good
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MaestasDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Veggie Omelet add sausage!!! Yum!
  • Sam A.
    Sam AlonOctober 4, 2014
    Croque Madame
  • Rexbabyandkids P.
    Be sure to come early or make prior reservations on weekends, weekdays are better. Good food, good coffee, good service, wonderful ambiance. I love the bacon!
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