This lovely little Californian establishment is a local favorite. Everything from the farm-fresh produce to the artisan wines is California grown and carefully prepared. Their Pasadena location has a comfortable neighborhood feel in the lively Colorado Street community. Thanks to the Southern California climate, the patio tables are perfect for nearly-year-round outdoor meals, and the large windows provide natural light if you'd rather stay indoors.
I'm a fan of their agua fresca, or you can enjoy a beer, glass of wine, or French-press coffee. If you're hungry, the Backyard Steak Salad is tender and fresh; if you're looking for comfort food, their homemade mac 'n' cheese is rich and creamy.