The Pie Hole – Old Town Pasadena

If you’re a sucker for sweets, look no further. The Pie Hole is my new go-to for very unique, delicious and mouth-watering sweets! I guarantee you’ve never had anything like any of their sweet and savory eats anywhere else, and the experience is worth every single calorie!

The Pie Hole hand makes all items from scratch. Each sweet runs $5-8 dollars, they are all fairly large and perfect for sharing. This family owned business believes a pie shop is a living institution, a neighborhood gathering spot, and a welcoming environment for all. Come support this business that seeks to be the best part of everyone’s day – I guarantee you wont regret it!

The shop is located in the new Indiana Colony, sharing space with CoolHaus ice cream and Pressed Juicery.




[Chocolate Crostada and Maple Custard pictured above.]


59 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Sun-Thurs: 10am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-11pm


Check them out on Yelp.

Brunch: KTCHN Old Town Pasadena

I always find myself with minimal options for breakfast and weekend brunch in Old Town Pasadena. There’s a new option in town that I look forward to checking out at the new KTCHN. Formerly Via Soriso, then more recently 168, the property has been facing an identity crisis recently. I think they’ve finally figured out a good solution; a high end food court-like setting for multiple restaurants to offer a variety of foods to patrons. The courtyard also now includes Zona Rosa Coffee, Bulagrini Gelato and Picnik.


ZAGAT recently wrote about KTCHEN, here’s the article:

Joining Eduardo Ruiz’s new Picnik complex in Pasadena – where sausage and pork is king – Felix Barron is now serving his popular KTCHN brunch daily in Old Town. What started as an underground pop-up out of his Downtown LA loft, Barron has been serving things like carnitas hash and apple fritters in The Gorbals every Sunday since 2011. Taking a corner of the Picnik complex (that’s what we’re calling it for lack of a better word), he’s bringing his unique twists on breakfast staples to the ‘Dena. The current menu features creamy brie grits with berry compote and hazelnut crunch; eggs scrambled with pickled jalapenos, caramelized onion and goat cheese; scrambled organic eggs with pea harissa, aged cheddar and potato hash; duck confit hash; pork belly and eggs; and tres leches French toast. There’s a full bar in the complex and out of the KTCHN corner come things like the Heminguey (tequila, watermelon, lime and mint simple syrup) and a Spring Collins (vodka, fresh cucumber, elderflower and rosemary seltzer). There are also fresh juices that go beyond the orange and cranberry norm, like elixirs made with Asian pear, carrot, parsley, fennel and beet.

One beautiful thing is that there are a ton of tables outside with umbrellas to shade the sun, plus a cute little dining room. Unlike Picnick, where you order at the counter and the food is brought to you, KTCHN is full-service. There’s even free WiFi. Once the other businesses get rolling, there will be space for Zona Rosa Coffee and Bulagrini Gelato, too, both of which are serving from carts now, making this a one-stop shop for everything you could possibly want to eat in one day. KTCHN serves daily from 8 AM-2 PM.


Mondays thru Friday 8a.m to 2p.m

Saturday & Sundays 9a.m to 2p.m

Check them out on Yelp.

Let us know what you think!


Copa Vida – Old Town Pasadena






With long windows looking out to the streets of Old Pasadena, Copa Vida, is now up and running in the old stomping grounds of Red White and Bluez. They’re serving caffeine-seeking customers a variety of coffees and teas, from espresso and drip coffee, to cold brewed coffee and iced tea served via a unique tap system. Founded and produced by Steve Chang, plus Frank La and Sam Hong (Cafe Dulce), this bright, dapper new bar is sure to be a hit with local office workers and residents, thanks to a wide floorspace, a multitude of calming wood panels and accents all around, as well as plenty of seating to linger. We’ve yet to try the cafe ourselves, but wanted to share the grand opening news, let us know what you think!
– A La Carte Menu – 

Brewed coffee – Aero press $4

Espresso, Macchiatto, 1 + 1, Capp, Latte $3-$5

Iced Freddo $5


70 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena 91105
p: 626-213-3952

mon-thurs: 7am – 10pm
fri: 7am – 11pm
sat: 8am – 11pm
sun: 8am – 9pm