The main part of Lake Avenue in Pasadena is mostly shops and restauarants. North of the 210 Freeway (toward the mountains) there is Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles, The Hat (good pastrami sandwiches), Fatburger (great burgers) and Cabrera's Family Restaurant (pretty good Mexican food).
South of the 210 Freeway on Lake is Conrads (sandwiches etc.), Teri and Yaki (Japanese fast food), Go China (Chinese), Del Taco, Avanti Cafe (pizza and pasta), Cocos (bakery and restaurant), Smitty's Grill, Wahoos Fish Tacos and a few more. There is also a Coldstone Creamery (ice cream), Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf here.
If you are in the mood to shop there is a Macys, Ross Stores, Trader Joes (upstairs), Jewels on Lake etc. (these are all south of the 210 Freeway).
It's not a bad place to spend a few hours. If you like Thai food there a 2 very good Thai restaurants nearby (although not on Lake). Both are located on Colorado Boulevard. One is called Chilly Mango (previously President Thai) the other is Nine & Nine Thai Kitchen. Both are very good and inexpensive.
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