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921 Meridian Ave. Unit B, South Pasadena, CA
626-403-5751
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place for Gourmet foods (especially cheese) in San Gabriel Valley

I am constantly stunned that Nicole's continues to be in South Pasadena. This small but very well-stocked market has an absolutely fantastic selection of great cheeses, fresh baguettes and croissants (although I must admit that I am addicted to their frozen chocolate croissants - nothing like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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South Pasadena, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I am constantly stunned that Nicole's continues to be in South Pasadena. This small but very well-stocked market has an absolutely fantastic selection of great cheeses, fresh baguettes and croissants (although I must admit that I am addicted to their frozen chocolate croissants - nothing like taking them home and cooking them up for a delicious weekend breakfast). My friends... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here during a world cup match and the atmosphere was great. The food was really great also. Good desserts also.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have been visiting Nicole's for at least fifteen years and NEVER been disappointed with either lunch or our purchases of imported cheeses. The choices of sandwiches/soup/salad make for difficult choices, but the baked brie and tomato sandwich and the simple ham and cheese are favorites. Not exactly a Paris street-side, but outside is always pleasant in the spring/fall.

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South Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nicole's is a fun place for lunch. If the weather is good,eat outside. The food is very good. Sandwiches are tasty and presentation is good. The staff is always friendly and helpful. One of my wife's favorite places to take visiting friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are Francophiles. Nicole's is tucked away on a South Pas side street. An informal cafe, both indoor and out. Wonderful specials of sandwiches and soups, wines, every day. All are delicious. Save room for desserts, and check the cheese and treats fridge on the way out.

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Calabasas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In contrast to the predictability of institutional coffee houses, this French eatery, take-out and market exudes character and charm. Inside, it's not quite bright and orderly so one can revert a bit in time, exploring the canned and bagged food products being offered, or admiring the whole cotton Provencal kitchen towels or hand-made baskets. Prices are quite reasonable, so put... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellant place for lunch or for a post Farmers Market supper. Fresh sandwiches, salads, and pastries make for a delicious meal. The small market inside the restaurant makes it easy to find French favorites.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You will be happy you found this little gem of a place, a bit hidden from the roads most travelled in town. Nicole's is French and features a small menu with delightful sandwiches and cheeses. There is also a large wine selection and their croissants will make you swear you are in a cafe in Paris.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Lovely French cafe with varied, light fare. Can't pick out a favorite but probably fall back on the Croque Monsieur more often then not when I can't make a choice. Just the right portions and proportion. Do take time to look around their delightful shoppe. A great variety of unusual spices and delicious cheeses are offered as well as unique... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Any time of any day you will see patrons lingering on the patio sipping wine and enjoying light fare, such as my favorite, a smoked duck salad. Even better is the shop itself, with lots of gourmet cheeses, and some truly delectable surprises in the freezer (mini beef wellingtons).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 Meridian Ave. Unit B, South Pasadena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-403-5751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?