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151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3834
+1 626-796-2459
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“french toast” (51 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3834
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place has a nice outdoor patio where you can bask in the early morning sun, the staff is courteous and professional and the portions are generous and the food tastes really good.

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we stay in Pasadena, CA, we love to go out for breakfast. Unfortunately, there are few really good breakfast restaurants in Pasadena, which is odd considering how many restaurants there are in the city. Fortunately, we found Marstens. The food was great, the service...More

Thank BruinontheGo
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I love this quaint little house/restaurant. However, parking is horrible. I parked on Fair Oaks avenue, about a block and a half away. You won't be disappointed in the food.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Went here for brunch with other couples. Food was not really anything spectacular. Crowded, loud, mediocre food, long wait.

Thank Erudite_journey
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Best breakfast in Pasadena served in an old bungalow. Waits can be long but worth it. They have been there and consistent for years. Every dish is a treat. Great service with on site parking.

Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Charming location in downtown Pasadena. Very busy, the food is nothing special, but not bad. There are better brunches in Pasadena, but many locations that are quite as cute.

Thank mosher1425
Reviewed 19 June 2018

For the life of me, I do not understand the appeal of this place. We went with a party of 4 adults and my baby a while back, and after a crazy-long wait, we ended up inside this teeny, tiny place where I felt like...More

Thank roadgal12
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Whenever I visit my cousin in Pasadena, this pretty restaurant is my favorite breakfast place. Missing the macadamia pancake with scramble eggs and bacon. When the weather is nice, recommend to dine at the terrace!

Thank ms_me801
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Four of us were hungry so we were hoping a 10:30 arrival time would ensure us a table at this popular place. It turns out we were right if we did not want to wait for a patio table. Despite the list on the clipboard...More

1  Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This little place serves up a fantastic breakfast. The eggs Benedict are top notch and the potatoes are perfectly prepared with green peppers and onions. The coffee is excellent and service prompt and friendly. I highly recommend trying breakfast here.

Thank Jski529
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18 November 2016|
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Response from MFM14 | Reviewed this property |
No wait on the Monday morning we went.
Trudy K
17 May 2016|
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Response from jim727 | Reviewed this property |
We had a five minute wait to be seated on a Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-2459
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