Are these trendy Pasadena restaurants on your radar?


Curious about where Pasadena Insiders eat and drink? It’s easy to spot the lines on the outside, but some underlying trends are harder to see.

We examined the question based on the data, using Bark to deduce which restaurants have received an outsized review this month.

To find out who was on the list, we looked at Pasadena businesses on Yelp by category and counted the number of reviews each received. Rather than comparing them based on the number of reviews only, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month and followed companies that consistently increase their review volume to identify statistically significant outliers by. compared to past performance.

Read on to see which places are closing the year on a strong note.

Superba Snacks + Coffee


Open since September, this early morning breakfast spot is trendy compared to other businesses categorized as “Breakfast & Brunch” on Yelp.

Across the city, breakfast and brunch spots have seen the number of reviews increase by a median of 1.4% over the past month, but Superba Snacks + Coffee saw a 64.7% increase, maintaining a compelling 4.5 star rating throughout.

This isn’t the only outlier trend in the breakfast and brunch category: Chimichurri coffee saw a 12.7 percent increase in reviews, and Large Maple saw a 7.6 percent bump.

Located at 712 S. Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, Superba Snacks + Coffee offers pastries, breakfast toast, and dishes like the Herb Vegetable Frittata and Crème Foie. (You can view the full menu here.)


Photo: hill/Bark

Whether or not you’ve heard of Pasadena’s hill, the cocktail bar and the new American spot are a hot topic according to data from Yelp reviews.

While businesses classified as ‘American (news)’ on Yelp increased their review count by 1.5% on average over the past month, foothill saw a 29.7% increase in reviews over the past month. period, maintaining a solid four-star rating.

There are more trends on the new American Pasadena scene: The Mixx Pasadena saw a 12.8 percent increase in reviews, and Urban Cafe and The arbor saw increases of 10.1 and 8.9 percent, respectively.

Open at 2835 E. Foothill Blvd. Since June, Foothill has introduced new American breakfast offerings like Coffee Braised Ribs with Natural Juice Reduction and Portabella Mushroom Fries with Garlic Aioli. (See the full dinner menu here.)

Currency tea coffee

Photo: Motto Tea Coffee /Bark

Pasadena Currency tea coffee is also making waves. Open since March at 100 W. Green St., Unit 101, the popular tea room has seen a 17.7% increase in reviews over the past month, compared to a median increase in reviews of 1.5% for all businesses labeled “Coffee and Tea” on Japper.

Motto Tea Cafe offers a variety of hot and iced teas, from sakura oolong cheese mousse to Japanese green genmai. Over the past month, it has maintained a good 4.5 star rating among Yelpers. (You can see the full assortment here.)

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