Mother’s Day is an extra special day to celebrate that important woman in your life…and eat. Take her someplace tasty. Here are our top six recommendations in and around Pasadena for Mother’s Day brunch.

1.) Camilo’s California Bistro — 2128 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles

If you don’t mind making the drive into Los Angeles, Camilo’s is a great choice. They have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu that features “south of border classics” like breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros, alongside the traditional American offerings. They have a set brunch for Mother’s Day, so call ahead to see what they’re offering this year.

(323) 478-2644


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Yelp review for Camilo's California Bistro in Pasadena

2.) Green Street Tavern — 69 W Green St, Pasadena

Don’t be fooled by the name: While it started out as a tavern, nowadays, the Green Street Tavern has the atmosphere of a fine dining restaurant. They offer nicely varied American cuisine plus full dessert and drink menus. Their Conquistador Bisque and bread pudding are deservedly famous. Make a reservation, since it fills up fast–especially on holidays!

(626) 229-9961

3.) Café Verde — 961 E Green St, Pasadena

Looking for a place where you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine? Café Verde may be just the place for you. They’re known for their Spanish and Latin American cuisine as well as the more typical American brunch items. If a loved one is a coffee connoisseur, the French press coffee in particular is exceptional.

(626) 356-9811

4.) The Raymond Restaurant — 1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena

If you’re in the mood for a more creative menu, try The Raymond Restaurant. Along with traditional brunch fare, you can try things like caramelized grapefruit, pineapple French toast, grilled albacore nicoise, roasted duck, and beef cheek. Be sure to taste the crème brulee!

(626) 441-3136

French toast at The Raymond Restaurant in Pasadena, CA

French toast at The Raymond Restaurant — Photo provided by Navin Rajagopalan

5.) The Langham Huntington — 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena

This lovely restaurant is peaceful and elegant, with windows that look out onto a garden. They have two brunch menus: From 7-10 AM, they offer a traditional American-style menu, and from 10 AM-2 PM they have a Dim Sum brunch. If you go in the afternoon, you can enjoy afternoon tea.

(626) 568-3900

6.) Marston’s Restaurant — 151 E Walnut St, Pasadena

Marston’s Restaurant specializes in breakfast and brunch and offers a traditional American menu. The French toast is a favorite. As an added bonus, they have their own parking lot.

(626) 796-2459

There are a lot of great restaurants in the area! Where else do you like to eat?

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