Brunch – Yes, Please!

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Can we say brunch, please? It’s one of my favorite meals, brunch. The idea of a lazy breakfast meets the long lunch, where sweets are expected, coffee is bottomless, and atmosphere is important. Some of my favorite brunches have taken place right in Old Pasadena. Hear that new  Pasadena home buyers? You’re in safe hands here. Take a look at the list below and start your brunching plans early.

Copa Vida

This adorable coffee house serves much more than just coffee—not only is the atmosphere adorably hipster with a modern twist, Copa Vida also offers a brunch menu to drool over. The best thing? Plenty of seating in a casual space.

Where: 70 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, 91105

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM – 4PM

What: From classic French Toast topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup and Croque Madame to a Mediterranean Couscous and Kale Salad, items are freshly made and delicious.

Le Pain Quotidien 

I love this place. Communal table; rustic finishes; delicious pastries. Enough said.

Where: 88 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, 9110

When: Breakfast served all day every day

What: Sweet favorites of mine include their Warm Belgian Waffle (with fresh cream and berries), bowl of fresh berries, Pain Au Chocolat, while savory bites include their Avocado Toast, Egg Scramble (ask for it with tomatoes and chives), and Paris Ham and Aged Gruyere Tartine (aka open-faced sandwich).

Green Street Tavern 

Set in a cozy and sophisticated spot, Green Street Tavern delights its visitors with a classic “club” like brunch. Start with a Guava Champagne Cocktail and go from there. Trust me.

Where: 69 W. Green Street Pasadena, 91105

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM – 4:30PM

What: Simple yet fresh dishes include two eggs any style, cast iron hot cakes (with mixed berries, syrup, and whipped creme fraiche), steak and eggs, salmon lox, beet salad, and a conquistador bisque (deliciously creamy), to name a few.

Other restaurants to check out not in Old Pasadena but still in Pasadena:

Euro Pane

RedWhite+ Bluezz

Cafe Verde


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