Black Diversity

Support Black-Owned Businesses

Now, more than ever, it's important to support our local businesses, especially in the Black community.

Every February, Pasadena celebrates Black History Month and the achievements and contributions of Black Americans. But these Black-owned restaurants in Pasadena are our family and they need our support all year round. So we encourage you to visit, eat, chat, and get to know these businesses and their owners now and into the future. Below is a list of restaurants and shops you can visit during your next stay in Pasadena.

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Outdoor Dining

Coffee and Plants

100% aesthetic and 100% plant-based, Coffee and Plants cafe is located in Old Pasadena's One Colorado. Enjoy dairy-free lattes, coffee, teas, and more while...

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Deluxe 1717

From long time Pasadena chef and caterer Onil Chibás, Deluxe 1717 is a warm and welcoming eatery offering New American cuisine interwoven with ingredients from...

Home Brewed Bar

Home Brewed Bar

Cold Brew Coffee Shop. Old Pasadena's Home Brewed Bar specializes in artisan cold brew coffee and tea, and non-dairy milk, boba from all over the world and...

Outdoor Dining

My Place Cafe

My Place Cafe is temporarily closed. They will reopen in a new location in September. My Place Cafe is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch, or stay for...


Octavia's Bookshelf

Octavia's Bookshelf is an independent bookstore by Nikki High that opened in Pasadena in February 2023, in honor of Pasadena native, sci-fi author, and...


Pasadena Fish Market

Pasadena Fish Market is a no-frills, counter-serve stop with limited seating featuring fried fish and traditional Jamaican fare. The market also sells raw fish...

Outdoor Dining

Perry’s Joint 

Perry's Joint is the best place to get massive deli-style sandwiches loaded with fresh veggies and well-seasoned dressings, specialty desserts, smoothies, and...


Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is a California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known for...


Sailor's Brewing Company

Sailor’s Brew Coffee is a Black-owned business from Pasadena/Altadena native Trévon Sailor. After his service in the United States Army, Sailor took a trip to...

Outdoor Dining

The Gourmet Cobbler Factory

At the Gourmet Cobbler Factory, you can expect quality delicious homemade cobblers and pies mixed with only the best and freshest ingredients paired with ice...


View the full list of Black-owned businesses in Pasadena and surrounding Altadena areas from the City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department.

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