Pasadena Adventure – Places to Eat

You walk, you ride – you get hungry…

The following is a short list of restaurants, coffee shops and snack bars convenient to the Pasadena Adventure tour route. 

While WalknRideLA doesn’t rate eateries we’ll do our best to provide guidelines on cost; whether they’re open for breakfast (B), lunch (L) or dinner (D) hours; are open on weekends (W); and price ranges and notes.

Price per person:

  • $ – Inexpensive, $10 and under
  • $$ – Moderate, $11 – $20
  • $$$ – More expensive, over $20

The list is by no means exhaustive. Links are provided where available. Restaurants are listed alphabetically beneath their closest numbered tour stop.

8. Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

11. Pasadena Playhouse

  • Zona Rosa Caffe. Coffee house, pastries. 15 S. El Molina Avenue. 626-793-2334. B/L/D; W; $

17. Old Town Pasadena

  • Cheesecake Factory. Full-service restaurant – wide menu. 2 W. Colorado Blvd. 626-584-6000. L/D; W; $$  
  • Mi Piace. Full-service restaurant – Italian fare. 25 E. Colorado Blvd. 626-795-3131. B/L/D; W; B/L $$, D $$-$$$
  • 35er Bar. Draft beer, snacks. 12 E. Colorado Blvd. 626-356-9315. L/D; W; $ 

Pasadena Adventure Side Trips

South Pasadena:

  • Buster’s. Coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, pastries. 1006 Mission Street. 626-441-0744. B/L/D; W; $
  • Briganti Restaurant. Full-service restaurant – Italian. 1423 Mission Street. 626-441-4663. D; W; S$-$$$  
  • Fair Oaks Pharmacy. Vintage soda fountain – ice cream, sandwiches.  1526 Mission Street. 626-799-1414. B/L/D; W; $

“The Huntington”:

  • The Rose Garden Tea Room and Café (on the grounds of The Huntington).  Tea, scones, finger sandwiches, fruit & cheese, pastries. L; W; Closed Tuesdays; Reservations required: $$$   

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