When you want something that’s a little fresher and with more of a home cooked feel than you can get at a chain café, visit Lisa’s Deli on Mountain Road in Pasadena. This cozy cafe serves the breakfast and lunch specialties that you would make at home — if you had the time, that is.
Expect huge portions of all their menu items, from the massive breakfast burrito or platter, to the mile-high subs that you can barely finish in one sitting (especially when you get the tater tots or seasonal soup on the side). The team, including Lisa herself, is exceptionally friendly and makes dining there like visiting an old friend. Once you’ve been properly fed, take home deli meats by the pound, or get a platter for your next event.
Lisa’s Deli is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the full menu on their Facebook page, or get a few recommendations from their glowing reviews on Yelp.