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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“hash browns” (39 reviews)
“croque madame” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Anyone can find something yummy to eat here. A simple poached egg or the best French toast- it is all excellent with warm and quick service.

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great place for breakfast or dinner. The food is worth the wait in the mornings and very good at night. The pies are outstanding.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My husband and I were in Pasadena for 1 night and noticed the day before that Russells had a large queue outside - we thought it must be good if that many people are waiting! As breakfast wasn't inlcuded at our hotel, the following morning...More

1  Thank KentishBullies
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We were not disappointed with our breakfast at Russell’s. The food was delicious and the servers were friendly and attentive. We had French toast and pancakes- both were yummy. The place is small so it fills up quickly. Great fresh squeezed juices!

1  Thank MA_Vacationer
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I'd been noticing the ever present line at Russell's on Saturday mornings. I looked it up on Yelp and it consistently came in first or second place for breakfast in Pasadena. I had an extra hour this Saturday, so went and put my name in....More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We celebrated a family birthday at Russell's. There was something on the menu that pleased everyone. The service was exceptional and the décor was cozy. Loved it!

1  Thank txmxsue
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We have been to Russell's for breakfast and, each time, we had both excellent food and service. In fact, it is one of the best places in Old Pasadena to have breakfast. The parking structure is right behind the restaurant and Russell's is one of...More

Thank Armond V
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Lucky to get a window booth at this small and beautifully appointed restaurant. Nice strong coffee, very pleasant and efficient waitress, ordered eggs, hash browns, and sausage, and a pancake. It felt like being in on a part of the history of Pasadena eating here...some...More

Thank Seabreeze48
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Russell’s is so popular there is sometimes a wait on weekend brunch times but there’s good reason! Cozy dining room with timeless ambience and nice lighting; delicious, comfort food with great menu choices, mmmm good coffee and wonderful service. Great place to meet friends for...More

Thank 516madelines
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

OMG. Possibly the best breakfast we’ve had outside home. Russels scramble is awesome. French toast great. Very friendly staff. Local spot. Worth a wait!

Thank M9929FFmichaelg
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Questions & Answers
24 April 2018|
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Response from lindymiles | Reviewed this property |
Salads and soups are good.
12 February 2016|
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Response from CONNvacationers | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes.
10 May 2015|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - i don't recall either but i do know their pies looked so yummy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, 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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