Places for the Best Brunch Pasadena – whether it is a relaxed Sunday brunch with family or a boozy brunch with mimosas, have a look at our list of the places for the best brunch in Pasadena.
3521 E Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
Panera Bread is a counter service restaurant that serves breakfast before 11am. “At Panera, we invite you to experience freshly prepared, wholesome meals in a warm and welcoming environment, served by people who care. To us, this is what good eating is all about and why we love what we do. Our approach to good food is guided by our values: We believe in ‘food as it should be;’ we are transparent; we deliver freshness; and we serve food that we feel good about serving our own families.” Breakfast options include Chipotle Chicken, Scrambled Egg & Avocado Wrap, Sausage, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Brioche, Avocado, Egg White & Spinach sandwich, Spinach and bacon souffle and Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries Parfait.
2627 E COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91107
Denny’s has always been a brunch favourite. They have a seriously huge breakfast/brunch selection. You can go all in with a ‘Slam’ like the LUMBERJACK SLAM® (Buttermilk pancakes, grilled ham, bacon strips, sausage links, eggs*, hash browns and choice of bread), ALL-AMERICAN SLAM® (Three scrambled eggs with Cheddar cheese, bacon strips, sausage links, hash browns and choice of bread), or the FIT SLAM® (Egg whites scrambled together with fresh spinach and grape tomatoes, plus turkey bacon strips, an English muffin and seasonal fruit.) which can be made gluten-free. For those with a sweet tooth you could opt for pancakes like the DOUBLE BERRY BANANA PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Buttermilk pancakes cooked with blueberries and topped with fresh seasonal berries, bananas and whipped cream) or SALTED CARAMEL & BANANA CREAM PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Buttermilk pancakes cooked with shortbread pieces and topped with vanilla cream, bananas and more shortbread pieces. Served with a pitcher of warm salted caramel for drizzling). There are some fabulous Crepe choices too such as BANANA CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT (One crepe folded with vanilla cream and topped with fresh seasonal berries, strawberry sauce and powdered sugar) or what about the vegetarian option of the LOADED VEGGIE OMELETTE (Fresh spinach, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed zucchini & squash, tomatoes and Swiss cheese).
Carrows Restaurants – Brunch in Pasadena
815 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA, 91030
Carrows Restaurants are known for their pies, and do a mean line in brunches. Choose from favorites such as GRANDMA’S CINNAMON LOAF FRENCH TOAST
(A cinnamon loaf sliced thick and dipped in a rich egg batter, then grilled to a golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar), BACON AND ONION POTATO PANCAKES (A Carrows signature! Three crispy potato pancakes loaded with applewood-smoked bacon and onions and topped with sour cream and diced green onions) or what about the COUNTRY SKILLET (Two turkey sausage patties, onions, red and green bell peppers, and eggs cooked in a skillet and topped with Carrows’ country sausage gravy. Served with country potatoes and your choice of two buttermilk pancakes, fresh-baked biscuit, toast or English muffin).
The Cheesecake Factory serves Saturday and Sunday brunch from opening until 2pm. You can choose from such items as the GIANT BELGIAN WAFFLE (Available with Strawberries, Pecans and Chantilly Cream), CARAMEL APPLE PANCAKES (Buttermilk Pancakes with Glazed Apples, Crispy Caramel Pecans and Chantilly Cream. Served with Our Maple-Butter Syrup), BRULÉED FRENCH TOAST (The “Best” French Toast Ever! Thick Slices of French Bread Grilled Golden Brown Topped with Powdered Sugar and Served with Maple-Butter Syrup) and the BRUNCH COMBO (Two Eggs with Two Slices of Bacon and Two Buttermilk Pancakes). Or what about GREEN CHILAQUILES WITH CARNITAS AND EGGS (Tender Slow-Cooked Pork or Chicken with Roasted Poblano Peppers, Cheese, Onions, Cilantro and Crisp Corn Tortillas. Garnished with Tomatillo-Chile Sauce, Tomato and Sour Cream), FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES BENEDICT (Our Belgian Waffle Topped with Crispy Fried Chicken Strips, Poached Eggs and Hollandaise. Served with Maple-Butter Syrup), or the KIDS’ BRUNCH (Kids 10 and Younger. A Small Order of French Toast, Bacon and Strawberries).
880 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105
IHOP serves more than 14 different varieties of pancakes including Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, Harvest Grain ‘N Nut®, New York Cheesecake and its famous fruit-topped pancakes. Other signature breakfasts include the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity®, International Passport Breakfast and premium omelettes such as the Big Steak Omelette and the Colorado Omelette. IHOP restaurants also offer delicious desserts including Fruit Crepes and Ice Cream Sundaes.