The Playhouse District invites you to experience its undeniably inspiring and charming locale. Located within an easy stroll from Pasadena City Hall and Downtown hotels, the District offers an intimate scene where art, architecture and culture abound and where local businesses continue Pasadena’s tradition of personal and friendly service.

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Allium Restaurant and Bakery
525 E. Colorado Blvd.

The newest addition to the New School of Cooking brews Stumptown Coffee, bakes fresh pastries, and serves breakfast and lunch. It’s the perfect place for meeting friends, or hunkering down with your laptop to finish some work.

Annapurna Grill
929 E. Colorado Blvd.

Come here to enjoy a variety of high quality Tandoor specials marinated with Indian spices and more. Everything is prepared with rich-taste and made fresh to order.

Art + Science Cafe
101 S. Madison Ave.


This charming coffee shop serves espresso, hot chocolate and matcha from 8 am to 10 pm seven days a week.

Asakusa Ramen
624 E. Colorado Blvd.

The Playhouse District's new ramen and yakitori restaurant features tonkotsu ramen done traditionally with thin, straight noodles and classic condiments, most notably chashu, or slices of roasted pork and served with beansprouts, enoki mushrooms, fried onions, green onions, menma and nori.

Blaze Pizza
667 E. Colorado Blvd.

Every gourmet pizza is fast fire'd over a blazing open flame to perfectly crisp perfection in just 180 seconds at Blaze Pizza. You pick your own toppings from a selection of healthful and artisinal ingredients.

Bobby’s Place
140 N. Lake Ave.

Home of the original Spuderito! Homemade sauces, fresh ingredients, cooked to order. Serving Pasadena for 47 years.

Braise & Crumble
40 N. Mentor Ave.

Braise & Crumble puts a fresh and seasonal spin on old-school comfort classics. Their menu features slow-roasted meats, thick-cut bacon and fresh vegetables. And pie. Lots of pie. Sweet pie. Savory pie. Yummy, yummy pie that goes perfectly with their Cold Brew Shaker.

Chim! Thai Street Food
910 E. Union St.

Bringing the Street of Thailand to Pasadena, CHIM! Thai Street Food serves authentic menu for you to try!

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant
77 N. Lake Ave.


Self-dubbed as "Family Dining," Coco's is sure to provide diners with not just exceptional food but exceptional value as well. The restaurant is also a bakery and offers many signature entrée items. Their current menu embraces today's emerging food trends, with creative and diverse offerings, as well as traditional favorites, and in the near future they will be introducing many new innovative selections as well.

Coffee by the Books
509 E. Walnut St.

Coffee by the Books is a coffeehouse serving craft coffees and pastries. CBB offers comfortable indoor and patio seating, free wi-fi, friendly baristas, gifts and local art. Located at Walnut and Oakland, with entrances from either street. Free parking!

748 E. Colorado Blvd.

Each day, Congelato makes their artisan gelato in-store in small batches using authentic Italian recipes. The family-owned shop puts care and passion into making their gelato a unique experience customers enjoy.

861 E. Walnut St.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Conrad's serves great comfort food at reasonable prices. Their menu lists over 100 items, offering something for everyone's palate.

Del Taco
844 E. Union St.


Del Taco is a leading national Mexican quick-service chain with more than 500 restaurants in 18 states.

Dr. Robbin Café and Bistro
630 E. Colorado Blvd.

Sleek Korean cafe specializing in health-focused dishes with no butter or sugar.

El Metate Café
12 N. Mentor Ave.

The Muro family welcomes you to El Metate Café! The small-scale café has some of the tastiest Mexican food in Pasadena. Mexican specialties and seafood dishes are among the favorites.

El Portal
695 E. Green St.


One of Pasadena's most beloved Mexican restaurants, El Portal offers mouthwatering and authentic cuisine such as their Yucatecan cochinita pibil and Oaxacan mole among other dishes. Another great treat is the art that adorns the walls and restaurant ambiance. The neighborhood eatery has been voted "Best Mexican Restaurant" by Pasadena Weekly readers.

Ginger and Spice
451 E. Colorado Blvd.

A neighborhood café offering a great selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads, breakfast items, organic coffee, smoothies, and a fusion of items such as the famous pho noodle soup and bubble tea. Breakfast is served all day, including their mouth-watering breakfast burrito.

Go China
136 N. Lake Ave.

Upscale Chinese restaurant with reasonable prices.

Lee’s Sandwiches
766 E. Colorado Blvd., #100

Lee's Sandwiches serves traditional Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches as well as Euro-style sandwiches, fresh baked baguettes and croissants, an extensive line of drinks including the Lee’s Coffee – ca phe sua da and desserts.

Lovebirds Café & Bakery
921 E. Colorado Blvd.


Lovebirds Café & Bakery has been in business for over 20 years. The café offers a great assortment of cold and hot sandwiches, warm and tasty soups, and gourmet coffee. The bakery also bakes its own bread and offers a delicious selection of pastries.

Lucky Boy
531 E. Walnut St.

A Pasadena classic, famous for their breakfast burritos which are served all day/night.

Maison Akira
713 E. Green St.

Offering French cuisine with a Japanese flair, prepared by Chef Akira Hirose.

Monopole Wine
21 S. El Molino Ave.

Monopole Wine offers hand selected, high quality premium wines at competitive prices, with an emphasis on educating the consumer. They host special wine tastings and classes, and have a wine bar with daily tastings of wines in their inventory. Their highly trained staff is there to help you discover wine, find what you’re looking for to fit any occasion, and make recommendations you can bank on.

Nine & Nine Thai
738 E. Colorado Blvd.

Authentic tasty Thai food that is always prepared with the freshest ingredients. Among the owner’s favorite dishes to serve his customers are his special green chicken curry, Pad Thai, and Pineapple-fried rice.

766 E. Colorado Blvd., #103

Get your poke fix at Pokenoya, with the option to Build Your Own Noya or choose from one of their Signature Bowls.

Rotisserie Chicken of California
26 N. Los Robles

Nice neighborhood chicken restaurant with a diverse roster of chickens, steaks, fish and sandwiches.

Rounds Burgers
46 N. Lake Ave.

Founded in 2011 by brothers George and Charbel Ghaby, Rounds Premium Burgers is a fun, new twist on the classic American burger stand, offering a flavorful selection of classic fare, recreated to be uniquely Rounds. Rounds Premium Burgers offers something for every taste - whether meat lover or vegan, health nut or not, your round awaits! Simply put, exceptional quality at an affordable price.

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
641 E. Colorado Blvd.


Roy's Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine promises to make for one of the most unique fine-dining experiences available. Nowhere else will you find Roy's Classic Hawaiian Martini, Yamaguchi Sushi, Misoyaki Butterfish and Chocolate Soufflé all at the same table. So escape to paradise and experience the world’s finest cuisine deliciously wrapped in a Hawaiian state of mind!

Settebello Pizzeria
625 E. Colorado Blvd.


Authentic Napoleteano pizzeria where cooks use only specific raw ingredients to create the pizza dough, and work the dough with their hands – never using a rolling pin.

Sushi of Naples
735 E. Green St.

Affordable prices and extensive selection of menu items including sashimi, rice bowls, salad, and lunch box specials, among others.

T. Boyle’s Tavern
37 N. Cataline Ave.

Located in Pasadena in the alley with The Ice House, T. Boyle’s Tavern is the neighborhood spot with great beer, delicious food and fun games. Their warm and welcoming atmosphere offers the perfect spot to grab some drinks with old friends or watch the big game while making new ones.

Takuyu Japanese Restaurant
694 E. Colorado Blvd.

Traditional Japanese restaurant serving fresh sushi daily.

784 E. Green St.

One of the best pizza and Italian food establishments in the San Gabriel Valley, Tarantino's has been serving Pasadena-area residents for decades. A crowd favorite is the Grandma Tony Special Pizza.

Tender Greens
621 E. Colorado Blvd.


Tender Greens takes pride in serving fresh, local produce, organic ingredients whenever possible, hormone-free beef and poultry, and wild-caught tuna. But that's not all. Tender Greens uses the finest olive oils, cheeses, nuts, spices — you name it! With menu items ranging from soups and salads to meaty sandwiches and hot plates, there's something for everyone (even vegans!)

Teri & Yaki
229 N. Lake Ave.

Teri & Yaki offers mouth-watering Asian comfort food. Great food prices, beautiful food presentation and appetizing marinated chicken and beefs.

The Mixx
443 E. Colorado Blvd.

The Mixx is a contemporary chic restaurant/bar/lounge that integrates a sophisticated modern interior space with centuries-old timeless structure. Guests may choose to enjoy a unique culinary experience or a lively bar setting with hand crafted drinks. Chef Jeremy Zimmerman has created a playful menu inspired by New American cuisine utilizing the freshest of seasonal ingredients.

The Next Chapter
695 E. Colorado Blvd.

Jones Coffee Roasters brings you The Next Chapter, a great place in Vroman’s bookstore to grab an iced espresso or hot cappuccino while you start a new novel.

The Stand
36 S. El Molino Ave.

The Stand offers the comfort of early century diners, featuring comfortable space, sincere hospitality, and honest foods, while redefining American Classics like hot dogs and burgers.

Trejo’s Cantina
37 S. El Molino Ave.
Coming Soon!

Contemporary taqueria filled with art, big-screen TVs & expansive menu of Mexican fare & cocktails.

University Club of Pasadena
175 N. Oakland Ave.

The University Club offers a beautiful and relaxing environment for conducting business, gathering socially, and growing culturally and intellectually. Their talented Executive Chef creates delicious culinary offerings for your business meetings, weddings, special events, or for a quiet luncheon in the middle of a busy day.

Urth Caffe
594 E. Colorado Blvd.

Urth Caffé is an organic coffee company that exclusively carries its own brand of premium, fresh roasted whole bean organic coffee, and hand selected fine teas sold under strict quality and ethical standards. Their menu includes delicious salads, sandwiches, pizza and more.

Vanessa’s Specialty Coffees, Ice Creams & Pastries
696 E. Colorado Blvd.

Quaint coffee house nested in Arcade Lane. Vanessa's Specialty Coffees, Ice Creams & Pastries offers pastries, cookies, and tasty Fosselman's ice cream. The house specializes in lattes.

Vegan & Spice
754 E. Colorado Blvd.

Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant serving modern, healthy options that taste as good as your favorite Thai dishes.

Yahaira’s Café
698 E. Colorado Blvd.

Yahaira's Café offers Nuevo Latino cuisine, which is a fusion of Latin-American food presented through an array of salads, sandwiches, and wraps. In the mood for dinner? Try their Pasilla Chiles stuffed with grilled Chicken Adobado, black beans, onions, tomatoes and corn.

Zona Rosa Caffe
15 S. El Molino Ave.


Zona Rosa Caffe provides a relaxing, unhurried and intimate experience. Enjoy imported coffees, teas, fruit drinks and baked goods from Latin America.