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The School Cafe - California School of Culinary Arts

WildSwede | Mar 20, 2006 06:36 PM

Last Friday I was perusing the California School of Culinary Arts “The School Café” menu and I saw that their breakfast special was (in honor of St Patrick’s Day) Potato Pancakes, Corned Beef and Eggs. As I work 2 blocks from the place, I decided to take a little break from work and walk over for some breakfast. Met a friend outside and she decided to come along.
Arrived at the café around 9:30. They have done some re-decorating and re-sizing of the place since I had last been (never been for breakfast, only lunch) and it looks very nice. Bakery items are beautiful and I grabbed one of their freshly-baked baguettes for the weekend ($2 baguette; $1 demi).
This is set-up where you go to the counter, order, pay; they give you a number and bring your food to your table.
I ordered the special, side of toast (for the eggs, over easy) and OJ and my friend ordered an omelet with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and cheddar and a coffee. Hers came with very good fried potatoes on the side. She really enjoyed the coffee which she said was some of the best she has had – it is their own special blend and they sell it there for $11.99/lb.
The portion was very big. Two large potato pancakes – very tender and flavorful, a large slab of corned beef along with a smaller one and two perfectly cooked eggs. My friend loved her omelet. The potatoes were done perfectly and were seasones with sea salt.
The special was somewhere between $4 and $5. Definitely worth it.
They have different specials every day and they update their link daily with the breakfast specials for the week always done on Monday. I am thinking of going tomorrow since they are serving eggs benedict – my favorite!
I have attached the link to their daily menu (if you click on the top where it says “menu” you can get to their regular menu.

Unfortunately, they are only open from M-F 6am – 9pm (no weekends)
Breakfast 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Lunch 12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Beverages, Deli, & Pastry Items are available throughout the day, every day.

The School Cafe
561 East Green Street (between Colorado & Green)
Pasadena, California 91101

Link: http://theschoolcafe.com/

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