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Cafe 140 South

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140 S Lake Ave, Ste 101, Pasadena, CA 91101-4710 (Green St.)
+1 626-449-9900
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Cafe 140 South is no longer -- SECO is now located at this address. Also, a Smith Brothers restaurant and very good.

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Thank 342cynthias
Pasadena, California
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

We gave Seco a second chance after the prior visit was uncomfortably warm given the air conditioning was broken on an 100-degree day. The air conditioning was working during this visit, but the servicer was clearly overwhelmed and almost frantic. The hostess also lied to us regarding the table we reserved. We confirmed a table, but she seated another couple... More 

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Thank VisitOnlyTheBEST
San Marino, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We ordered dinner to go recently. Cobb salad was extremely small (much less than average) for the price and quality of food so-so, we would not order again. We love their sister restaurant, Smitty's and neighboring restaurant, Green Street--both who have much more generous portions and delicious salads and meals. We miss the former menu of the Crocodile Cafe (now... More 

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Thank P W
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We frequent this restaurant because of its location, its excellent choice of food and their presentation and because of their friendly and excellent service.

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Pasadena, California
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

If some of the Pasadena stalwarts remember the Crocodile Cafe this was THE place. Great bread, and reliable food at a really good price. Cafe 140 is now gone, now it's SECO. Trying to be a trendy gastropub with a bar that takes up what appears to be a quarter of the restaurant. That's where the money is I guess.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Cafe 140 South was recently remodeled by the Smith Brothers and name changed to SECO. Very impressive remodel and really good food. Highly recommend that you try the new SECO.

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Thank VisitOnlyTheBEST
Pasadena, CA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

We always enjoyed this spot and the menu which had a big variety from latino to fish, salads, full entre's and was surprised when we tried to go agin with in a week and it was closed for remodeling - ??why. ?New owners, new these, ??

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Thank Go_USC
Pasadena, California
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Been going here long before it was Cafe 140. It was the Crocodile cafe and owned by a group who own another restaurant next store. Good food, sit outside. Interior a little dates. And the kitchen exhaust really needs to be cleaned out. I hate leaving a restaurant smelling like a fried chicken. Ergo, dine outside.

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Thank fd450
Naples, Italy
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

A very nice place on Lake, in the heart of Pasadena. Nice atmosphere, nice patio and confortable internal spaces. Typical american food at its best. Great hamburgers, good coffee and tasty salads. Very competent and attentive service. To be recommended

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Thank giulonragu
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Walk by found this cafe restaurant. Has side walk tables set up. Nice in the shed. Unpleasant hostess. She has no greeting no smile. Wonderful waiter. As soon as sat down he came greet us right the way. Brought the bread, it's hot inside and very good taste. The salads we ordered was fresh and simple. We also had Filet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 S Lake Ave, Ste 101, Pasadena, CA 91101-4710
    (Green St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-449-9900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?