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1713 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2114
+1 626-683-3309
Today
09:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 09:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend were hot, bothered and hungry when we found this place. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and nice. Food was great. Pork and lamb chops to die for!!! Wholeheartedly recommend.

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Thank Mike H
Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Quaint neighborhood cafe with outdoor patio space next to the sidewalk at front of restaurant. Good service and deliciously fresh food. Pancakes were a bit dense but the mimosa tasted great! My mother appreciated the special breakfast on Mother's Day. The prices are fair at about $14/entree. Coffee is strong and that's good if you like it that way. This... More 

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Thank Peanut4Life
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Unique ambiance, personalized service, excellent food, and reasonable prices make this a favorite dinner location in Pasadena for my wife and I.

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Thank Jim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The ambience was inviting and we went on a night with live jazz. Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. The waitress was very knowledgable of the menu. I am definitely returning to try their well known hamburgers.

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Thank Michael N
Shawnee, Kansas
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We ordered chicken strips and they brought us chicken nuggets. There were no chicken nuggets on the menu, so we ate it, paid for it, and left a tip. Very nice atmosphere for couples.

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Thank kansas_traveler38815
Acre, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

was there for breakfast US time (as I was jet-lagged after a 15hr flight, so I had lunch :) I had a cheesesteak sandwich with a huge amount of fries... it was GOOD! very nice place to have a bite. friendly staff

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Thank JamalMousa
Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

I visit this restaurant frequently and enjoy sitting outside. The food is interesting and the service is good.

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Thank Spike875
Liverpool, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This cafe was very handy for our hotel and we went for a couple of breakfasts and for dinner one night. Each time we visited we had great service and excellent food. There is a nice atmosphere and a wide choice of dishes on the menu. The artichoke toast was great for breakfast; for dinner I ordered the build your... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

We ordered 3 dishes: first dish was a chicken salad that was tasty and provided enough substance for a dinner meal; the second dish was spaghetti with meatballs and that person enjoyed that meal; the third dish was a chicken chipotle dish that was too spicy and not enough chicken.

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Thank kansas_traveler38815
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

It was a delightful Saturday evening -- great food, outdoor dining, live entertainment, and extremely friendly staff. The featured singer even came out to greet us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1713 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-3309

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?