Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Monday, April 10, 2006

Peach Cafe:
141 E Colorado Blvd

The other month I was exploring the west-side "Colorado" so I went exploring on the easternmost side of Colorado - as easterly as I could go. I found a neighborhoody joint called Peach Cafe right before Colorado turned residential in Monrovia. This place is located on one of the streets off of the quaint Monrovia Myrtle street (which I shall be exploring in the future).

The interior is spacious and open like a downtown LA loft - on one side a counter, dessert cases, and an open kitchen. You can see their rainbow colored signage in the picture and there is matching artwork over the walls. Sorry, I wasn't really into the artwork. But the menu looked like pretty good American fare. They tout using fresh high quality ingredients for their menu - they even had a menu insert talking about it.

It was sunny in the afternoon for a change so I opted to sit in the Front Patio. Since they serve breakfast all day, I was debating between a breakfast or lunch. Luckily, I completely avoided this awful conflict by deciding that I would come back again prior to posting. I love the way my conflict resolution instincts work! So I went for one of their lunch specials of the day - a Honey Dijon Chicken Panini.

The Panini was off the hook! The fresh bread, toasted to crunchy perfection on the exterior. Inside, melted pepper jack, chicken breast, lettuce, avacado, and tomato along with a sweet and hot effect of the honey dijon sauce.

Last month, I ate a Panini at Zephyr Coffee House. The difference? If you are hungry and hankering for a Panini - come to Peach Cafe. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle and go some place to chill and possibly stay for a while doing other things than eating, and/or see some more interesting artwork, and while you're there you want to eat a lite lunch - then go to Zephyr.

Now onto breakfast... Peach Cafe does a good breakfast which is served all day. Check out this "half order" of the Hictory Maple Waffle. I almost cried when I took a bite. This waffle was perfectly waffled - the batter contains some cornmeal and maple syrup. What is also unique is that they also put bits of thick smoky bacon in the batter. Check out the other closeup photo! The dark spots are the bacon bits!

OK. I confess. I went a third time to get a breakfast, because I had to bring another person to see and taste this waffle. This was on a weekend when they have some special menu items for brunch. I saw the Peach Cafe Benedict - egg, ham on... you got it, a hickory maple waffle, with a cheese sauce. I was intrigued, so I had to get that. But I ordered the cheese sauce on the side - which I would highly recommend doing.

I liked all the individual parts of the benedict, but the cheese sauce was a bit too much for me - I was happy that it was on the side. They certainly do not shy away from the butter here. I prefer maple syrup to the cheese sauce.

I'll be back to check out some more items here. We out...

Peach Cafe
141 E Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91606 (626) 599-9092


  • At April 13, 2006 10:49 AM, Blogger Jeni said…

    That panini looks really good. I'm all about the panini's!

    And waffles with bacon bits!!! That's

    Good find!

  • At April 14, 2006 4:27 PM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Now I know you're into panini's - I almost fell on the floor laughing when I saw those panini'd Tommys burgers!

    As far as waffles go - that was the first time I ever had bacon bits in the waffle batter. Revolutionary it is!

  • At April 15, 2006 9:48 PM, Blogger rick james said…


    wow, i never heard of peach cafe, and the coffeehouse looks like my kinda place..

    have you tried Pie N Burger off of California in Pasadena? kinda pricey, but the burger is one of the best tasting burgers i've ever had..

    what do you think of Casa Bianca Pizza? i thought it lived up to most of the hype...

  • At April 18, 2006 7:15 AM, Blogger chowchow said…

    I was over at Pie N Burger the other week, as a matter of fact. A tad pricey but good burgers. I'll certainly be exploring burgers on Colorado... stay tuned...

    Casa Bianca is so popular there is always a line that spills outside. I've managed to be patient enough (thanks to the Chalet being walking distance) to get in a few times. I enjoyed my meal - but this will be the subject of another future post...

  • At January 10, 2007 2:32 PM, Anonymous Badd Ass Mister J said…

    Since you cme here, you might as well try Frank and Joe's Southern Smokehouse!

    The Food is to die for! If you go on Friday after 8:30pm before 9pm you'll get a lil' bit more Smoked meat on your on your plate!

    They also have Hottie Waitresses that wear tight tops!

    Good place to go for Super Bowl 2007, cause it coincides w/ their Mardi Gras party

    And come visit the Monrovia FAmily Festival, Street Fair, and Farmers Market Every Friday from March to the Last Friday before Christmas. 5pm-9pm Lot's to eat, lot's to see, and lot's of fun!

  • At January 10, 2007 9:56 PM, Blogger chowchow said…

    BaddAss: Dude, I agree with you. I've been to Frank&Joes a bunch of times for lunch - for poboys. Been saving it for a future post. Haven't been around that area of Monrovia in a while - but you should check again - last I heard from a friend, that place is now closed :(

  • At July 16, 2007 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i heard they moved but does anyone know where?

  • At August 31, 2008 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Delicious! had the Hickory Maple Waffle w/scramled eggs&bacon, went back 2 wks. after that and tried the broccoli soup and cornbread, very good. Judy and Kathy are great! And they play great music!

  • At September 09, 2008 11:18 AM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Yes, I need to go back and get some of those waffles!

  • At October 03, 2008 1:51 PM, Blogger The Skin Care Shop said…

    Our shop is right down the way from the Peach Cafe... we LOVE it!
    YUMMY photos!
    Come back to Monrovia! Tell us about more restaurants!
    We LOVE the exposure in Monrovia!


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