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Cafe 140 South

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140 S Lake Ave, Ste 101, Pasadena, CA 91101-4710 (Green St.)
626-449-9900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Pasadena, California
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Cafe 140 South is no longer -- SECO is now located at this address. Also, a Smith Brothers restaurant and very good.

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Thank 342cynthias
Pasadena, California
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We gave Seco a second chance after the prior visit was uncomfortably warm given the air conditioning was broken on an 100-degree day. The air conditioning was working during this visit, but the servicer was clearly overwhelmed and almost frantic. The hostess also lied to us regarding the table we reserved. We confirmed a table, but she seated another couple... More 

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Thank VisitOnlyTheBEST
San Marino, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ordered dinner to go recently. Cobb salad was extremely small (much less than average) for the price and quality of food so-so, we would not order again. We love their sister restaurant, Smitty's and neighboring restaurant, Green Street--both who have much more generous portions and delicious salads and meals. We miss the former menu of the Crocodile Cafe (now... More 

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Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We frequent this restaurant because of its location, its excellent choice of food and their presentation and because of their friendly and excellent service.

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Pasadena, California
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If some of the Pasadena stalwarts remember the Crocodile Cafe this was THE place. Great bread, and reliable food at a really good price. Cafe 140 is now gone, now it's SECO. Trying to be a trendy gastropub with a bar that takes up what appears to be a quarter of the restaurant. That's where the money is I guess.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cafe 140 South was recently remodeled by the Smith Brothers and name changed to SECO. Very impressive remodel and really good food. Highly recommend that you try the new SECO.

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Thank VisitOnlyTheBEST
Pasadena, CA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We always enjoyed this spot and the menu which had a big variety from latino to fish, salads, full entre's and was surprised when we tried to go agin with in a week and it was closed for remodeling - ??why. ?New owners, new these, ??

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Thank Go_USC
Pasadena, California
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been going here long before it was Cafe 140. It was the Crocodile cafe and owned by a group who own another restaurant next store. Good food, sit outside. Interior a little dates. And the kitchen exhaust really needs to be cleaned out. I hate leaving a restaurant smelling like a fried chicken. Ergo, dine outside.

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Thank fd450
Naples, Italy
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A very nice place on Lake, in the heart of Pasadena. Nice atmosphere, nice patio and confortable internal spaces. Typical american food at its best. Great hamburgers, good coffee and tasty salads. Very competent and attentive service. To be recommended

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Thank giulonragu
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Walk by found this cafe restaurant. Has side walk tables set up. Nice in the shed. Unpleasant hostess. She has no greeting no smile. Wonderful waiter. As soon as sat down he came greet us right the way. Brought the bread, it's hot inside and very good taste. The salads we ordered was fresh and simple. We also had Filet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 S Lake Ave, Ste 101, Pasadena, CA 91101-4710
    (Green St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-449-9900

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