I met up with a cousin awhile ago at Green Street Cafe for Sunday brunch. The restaurant is located along a cute side street in downtown Pasadena, and I was surprised to find parking aplenty. It’s no secret that brunch is my least favourite meal (eggs? bacon? bread? no thank you.) but when a restaurant puts a mimosa as large as the one I received at GSC in front of me, it is easy to forget my aversion to brunch. Sadly, the food just wasn’t great. It was passable, however in an area filled with delicious restaurant options, I was surprised to see Green Street Cafe so busy. My southwest pasta (recommended by our waitress) was overrun with corn kernels and under-seasoned chicken, and my cousin’s requested grilled tomatoes came out plain and sliced. The food is not bad by any means, I would just choose basically any other brunch place over Green Street Cafe. I wish I had more good things to say, but at the end of the day, Green Street Cafe simply isn’t worth the price and is a forgettable meal.
Crab Cake Benedict
Southwest Pasta with Chicken
Crumble topped with Dr. Bob’s Ice Cream