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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
626-578-1404
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee Shop Dining at a Cut Above

Big, delicious portions of great coffee shop breakfast and lunch staples. Dinner is a delight as well. Comfortable seating, great service, nice windows out to the busy pedestrian street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Nancy O
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Monrovia, California
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Monrovia, California
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Big, delicious portions of great coffee shop breakfast and lunch staples. Dinner is a delight as well. Comfortable seating, great service, nice windows out to the busy pedestrian street.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was late afternoon when we ate here. Only one other person was there sitting at the bar. Restaurant was quaint -- I liked the decor and small chandeliers. Husband ordered fish and chips (recommended by waiter) but was disappointed. No flavor and coleslaw was mostly purple cabbage. I ordered the Tuna Salad sandwich with onion rings and both were... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Got a table after a short wait (waiting is usually a good sign for restaurants). Everything came as ordered - service was a little slow but the place was packed. Good coffee. The hash browns were average, but everything else was perfect and we would definitely return.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A solid food with good service- a bit pricey for comfort food but they deliver a very good experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A nice fancy location to enjoy a good meal with family in the heart of Pasadena. I tried this place ones and i will probably go Back. Nothing exiting in the menu but service was attentive. MD

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you go Ina weekday after 8 you are likely to be seated right away. Wow what great food. I had the mushroom spinach and cheese omelet. The Gouda cheese was terrific. Very nice and prompt service and a great location just off the Main Street in Old Town. Try it. You'll like it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I ordered eggs and sausage with hash browns and toast. The eggs were cooked perfectly. The sausage were thick, juicy and flavorful. The hashbrown had just the right crisp. My friend had the Russells scrambled (eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese). The only thing either of us had on the plate after we ate was the fork. The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went on a sunday morning, the wait was about 30 minutes and worth it. I was satisfied with the Eggs Benedict. The sunday farmer's market is just arround the corner so it's a good idea to check that out whole you wait.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A longtime favorite (and hence, crowded) Pasadena brunch hotspot with an odd interior design that masks the hearty American fare of a very classy diner. Save some room to share a pancake order for dessert!

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Altadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were late for breakfast (again), but Russell's was serving, so we waited....and waited. Finally got a table, opened the extensive menu, and ordered. Food was very good, service was attentive for such a crowded weekend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-578-1404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?