Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Yahaira's Cafe

One of life's greatest pleasures is enjoying a leisurely meal on a lazy, Sunday morning. This is exactly what my boyfriend and I treated ourselves to this past Sunday at one of our favorite locales, Yahaira's Cafe in Pasadena. Located right on Colorado Boulevard, but away from the hustle and bustle of Old Town, Yahaira's is a cozy little place with both indoor and outdoor seating. Since it was a warm, crystal-clear spring morning we chose to sit outside. The food at Yahaira's is Mexican with a Yucatan twist with dishes like tostadas, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas, just to name a few. Also offered are the more traditional American style breakfasts such as omelets, French toast, and pancakes. This particular morning I chose to have the California omelet made with egg whites, tomatoes, jack cheese, ortega chiles, and avocado, while my BF ordered his usual: the grilled steak adobado quesadilla. This is a favorite of his and understandably so. It's a delicious compilation of tender, juicy marinated steak sandwiched between two green, flour tortillas and jack cheese, topped with guacamole and salsa. It's quite yummy!
They also have a great selection of tortas, or Mexican sandwiches, and salads, and oh yes, the coffee is something special too. I understand they spike it with cinnamon which gives it a very rich and interesting flavor.
So if you're in the neighborhood and want to try a place that has great tasting food, friendly service (the waiters call you "amigo" here), and is budget-friendly, get yourself over to Yahaira's.
Yahaira's Cafe
698 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
(626) 844-3254

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