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Penelope's Cafe

1029 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3249
+1 818-790-4386
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, American
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1029 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3249
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The sandwiches and soups that we ordered were tasty, after all they use Boar head meats. The out door garden dining was delightful, but the indoor space was lacking, and I'm not sure what. The connection to books seemed forced. I must have missed the...More

Thank ShurleyUSA
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a charming small restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch only. Their oatmeal is wonderful, with nuts and fruit.Their grilled ham and cheese is excellent. I am sure everything is good here.

Thank 456LTR
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We always go to Penelope's when we want something nice for lunch with some tremendous people who are dedicated to the best! Go...you will be very happy that you did!

Thank dkillam
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I haven't been to Penelope's since they opened, oh, about 10-15 years... But the people I work with wanted to go (Tuesday, March 7th) so I went along. The food is nothing to write home about, except that it is fresh... but very expensive, as...More

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have a lot of friends who have talked about this, but we have never been, they talked about it being hard to find a a small cabin, well we were long past La Cresenta before we decided we better put it in the cars...More

Thank Ella O
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was invited to meet here for a meeting, and must admit I never even knew this place existed. It is on a corner, but unless you are 'in the know' would just pass by it like it is just a storefront along the road....More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to Penelope's several times for lunch and always have enjoyed it. The sandwiches are very tasty and the portions are generous. The tea room setting is cozy and comfortable.

Thank marsjeanne
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This little house/cafe is very cute, cozy, and quiet. I took my mother-in-law for lunch. You order food at a counter and they bring it to your table. We both had the tuna sandwich and vegee soup combo. We both thought it was very yummy!!...More

Thank Carlye1952
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Penelope "Penny" is a gracious host and she is very accommodating to "first time" guest like me. She let me sample the balsamic maple dressing before choosing it and she doubly chopped my "Matthew's Italian Chopped Salad". So many scrumptious sandwiches & salads to choose...More

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Penelope's is the kind of place you'd take someone so you could look into their eyes and have a quiet conversation. It's a combination bookstore, art gallery and diner all wrapped up in a beautiful garden setting.

Thank David_DeMulle
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16 September 2016|
Response from David_DeMulle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and if you use the inside dining room, it is really comfortable with large tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-3249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Canada Flintridge
  • Phone Number: +1 818-790-4386
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