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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Jet lagged up at 4am. Arrived at Russell's at 0705. Place was already filling up. Very nice decor and art work in the wall. Attentive service. I like real coffee (not the usual watered down stuff you find in the States). Freshly brewed strong coffee was fab. Ordered the burrito. Excellent. I left at 0750 and was already a queue.... More 

Thank DesyKo
Boise, Idaho, Usa
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Pasadena and heard about Russell's from a local. At first we were discouraged about a projected 45 minute wait for breakfast. In the end, it was worth our time. The food is creative and fresh. Many choices, not just standard breakfast offerings. the prices were reasonable. I now understand the long wait.

1 Thank KellyC1231
Hockessin, Delaware
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant - small but very popular! Go early for dinner or lunch. There were lots of people waiting to get in at lunchtime.

1 Thank Sherry G
Goodrich, Michigan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very good breakfast here, went by on Sunday and found the line out the door so went back on Monday and got in right away. I would recommend for breakfast and would go back again.

1 Thank Michigantravelingman
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may have to stand in line and wait to get into this Old Pasadena restaurant, but for us, the wait was worth the delicious breakfast.

1 Thank Bernadette S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Front desk of the Sheraton recommended Russell ' s for breakfast...we had a 15 minute wait, and would wait 40 minutes for this place! Great waiter, David, was friendly n helpful. Food was a"10" and served fast and piping hot. I would highly recommend Russells.

1 Thank John M
Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner, and the food was good, but nothing spectacular. The waiter recommended that we come back for breakfast. He said the wait for breakfast is about an hour.

1 Thank Susan T
Pasadena, California
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant in Old Pasadena. You will generally what for a seat at many times... AND IT IS WORTH THE WAIT. Excellent food. Interesting egg dishes that are wonderfully delicious. The oatmeal is super delicious. The coffee extra great. This is the perfect breakfast place.

1 Thank PilotMichael
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best breakfast in the town, sure! Tipic american style, old and wonderful atmosphere. I had pancakes and bacon and eggs, all perfect. Staff careful and friendly, love this place.

1 Thank Ceschina1985
Pasadena, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have only had breakfast here but it was great, There is usually a wait in weekends but it worth it!

1 Thank Jersey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-578-1404

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