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Zona Rosa Caffe

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15 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2023
+1 626-793-2334
07:30 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon 07:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Zona Rosa still has the BEST coffee in Pasadena, and the upstairs captures the spirit and décor of artist lofts that existed in Pasadenas old town before it got gentrified. Its a wonderful place. I'm afraid telling you will make it too crowded and ruin it....

Thank Scott L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is a small cafe with acceptable choices of coffee and teas, with fast costumer service, but the problem came up when I accidentally dropped my coffee and asked the barista to hand me a dry napkin to clean the mess ( not my job at all , i was a costumer ) , she didn't even pull up her... More 

Thank Tamig K
Montreal, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

A quaint and intimate Cafe filled friendly staff and lots of fun art. Coffee is well made and delicious. I would have coffee here daily! The snacks look fresh and scrumptious! There are a few seat outside and living room set up upstairs. Worth the visit. Zona Rosa is a gem. Thanks for the super coffee!

Thank vilawoo
Pasadena, California
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393 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Delicious hot chocolates and tasty pastries, combine with cozy seating to make this neighborhood coffee shop a real gem of a hot spot. The locals keep coming back for good reason!

Thank Ray Q
Pasadena, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Been here many times for the espresso and the pastries. An excellent place to walk to, and when it is sunny, sit outside and enjoy a hot drink and almond croissant. One nice extra: the complimentary water across from the pastries counter has a different flavor every day (cucumber, strawberries, lemon, etc.).

Thank Tim K
West Covina, California, USA
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

A convenient little coffee cafe near the playhouse. Very trendy Latin ambience with several themed drinks I love the Mexican hot chocolate. It has a cozy feel, with upstairs seating to quiet studying. Sorry to report, no wi-fi!

Thank Marianne M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Zona Rosa is a small place about half a block off Colorado Blvd near CalTech. There is a rather small amount of seating both inside and on the sidewalk. It's not a place like Starbucks where you might hang out for a couple of hours while catching up on your workload, but it is so much better as a place... More 

Thank Scott W
Pasadena, CA
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Had a great triple espresso here. Some artist's work are featured here - all for sale. Cute little place to grab a coffee or tea after the show.

Thank PasadenaTess
Fort Pierce, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

I visited this coffee shop on a recent trip to Pasadena. The decor was awesome - all this cool Day of the Dead stuff. I wasn't in the mood for coffee, so I ordered a blackberry flavored Mexican soda. It was just a Jarittos club soda with flavored syrup, but it was super tasty. I could definitely imagine myself making... More 

Thank mdjD11
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

A place with really friendly staff & good coffee. Usually quiet even though it is a 1/2 block down from busy Colorado Blvd. Rarely crowded upstairs (good place to have a long talk with a friend) & the decor is never boring!

Thank Lina41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-793-2334

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?