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201 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3004
+1 626-577-4797
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California
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114 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a Veggie Friend(s) then this is the place. But be papred to pay the price of friendship. The Hot meals that are offered are way over cooked and not very tasty. They could do a whole lot better sadly to say.

Thank David L
Pasadena, California
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388 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is not just a salad bar. And a salad bar is not any old salad bar. The salad bar is extensive and makes for a very exciting feast. More than that, there is a soup bar, a pizza Bar, a muffin bar, a fruit bar, ice cream, a full meal.

Thank PilotMichael
Pasadena, California
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388 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Come here often. So many serve-yourself vegetable choices to make an outstanding salad. Great soups too. Delicious chili. Unique pizzas. And in the end, soft-serve ice cream to make this a wonderful treat.

Thank PilotMichael
Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice assortment of good quality food. Would return and recommend. Nice feature is providing information on where the various ingredients originated. Also senior discount. Too full for dessert but it looked good.

Thank Warurmonk
Los Angeles, California
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252 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

You can't screw up a salad that you build yourself, but the sides are questionable and when the staff are shabby, and the tables are dirty, and the toilets are unuseable, it's time to go somewhere else - or if you waited a long time for a parking place... then you will vow never to go back.

Thank David_DeMulle
Warsaw, Poland
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232 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I try to get a lunch here whenever I'm in Pasadena and it never dissapoints me. A huge selection of fresh food. Great salads, amazing focaccias and soups, large number of baked patries, great number of drinks and desserts. If you're hungry, this is the place to visit.

Thank kochamkinie
Los Angeles, California
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223 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place serves fresh salad and good soup. Selection is big but not giant. Recommend the clam chowder and Irish potato leek soup! The best part of the meal is the muffins and cakes. Recommend the blueberry muffins and mini chocolate muffins (lava cake muffins without the lava). The pineapple cake is good with ice cream on top. Though its... More 

Thank Rachelle W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

When eating the sun kept hitting us hard and the ac was not working well. Plus they had one ceiling fan which was really low. Complaint about the condition and it took forever for them to fix it. They only put the ac indoors but not enough air is ventilated to feel fresh on the outside area. If they have... More 

Thank Gissel C
Pasadena, California
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you really want to fill up, you can do it here. If you just opt for salad, there are lots of choices and you can eat relatively inexpensively. The prices might be better at lunch time.

Thank Judy K
San Luis Obispo, California
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This location was a regular "Sunday-lunch-after-church" stop for my family for many years. It offered a wide selection of healthy or moderately healthy choices at a reasonable price. Today, it cost $10.39 for the salad/soup plate and a glass of water. And I thought a reduced selection of salad & pasta items. So, it's not a terrible deal, and you... More 

Thank CaliTexan22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-4797

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