The Original Tops

In 1952, Steve Bicos opened a restaurant where he could cook and make the kind of food people want to eat every day: craveable, comforting, approachable, and made from scratch. He hired a few strong hands, friendly faces, and created a warm space where everyone knew they were going to get a good meal. Tops went from and old-school coffee shop to a bustling walk-up window, to a fast-food mainstay of Pasadena, keeping its warmth and deliciousness at every step.

Today, Steve's sons John and Chris run the family business and use their secret recipes in the kitchen every day! The Tops Special bears the name for a reason. Their Breakfast Burrito feeds people by the dozens. The menu has something for everyone, so take time and stay a while.

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Only In Pasadena
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessibility

The Original Tops

3838 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

  • Phone: (626) 449-4412