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Support Woman-Owned Businesses

As Pasadena celebrates Women's History Month, we encourage visitors to support local woman-owned businesses.

Women have played a pivotal part of shaping Pasadena's culture. From NASA/JPL's "human calculator" Rocket Girls, to Octavia Butler (author), to Sally Field (actress), to Julia Child (chef), to Julia Morgan (architect), to Loretta Thompson-Glickman (first Black mayor of Pasadena), to the 1999 US Women's Soccer Team, and so many more, these women have set records and defied boundaries in their fields.

We are more than proud of the ladies who have left their mark on our city, and we encourage you to join us in supporting all the women in Pasadena as they continue to make it a great place to live. Below is a list of some of the local restaurants and retailers owned, run, and lovingly cared for by the women of Pasadena.

Amara's Chocolate food collage
Little Flower chocolate cake dessert
Bakery

Little Flower Pasadena

Little Flower Pasadena is a charming cafe and candy kitchen on the western edge of Pasadena. Since 2007, Little Flower Pasadena has prepared fresh delicious...

Outdoor Dining

Margarita’s Pasadena

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has been sharing authentic Mexican dishes since 1977. Guests enter a warm, inviting space and leave as family -- with plenty of...

Outdoor Dining

Mijares Mexican Restaurant

It was 100 years ago that Jesucita Mijares fled the revolution in Mexico, searching for a new life for her family. After settling in Pasadena, she opened a...

Millies cafe exterior
Outdoor Dining

Millie’s Cafe

Beloved, Old-Fashioned Breakfast. Millie's Cafe was established in 1926 and remains committed to offering the best ingredients prepared the traditional way –...

Motto tea tiger bubble tea taro boba
Outdoor Dining

Motto Tea Cafe

Motto Tea Cafe is the place for premium tea drink selections. They use ingredients sourced from arround the globe and guarantee that all are natural...

Outdoor Dining

My Place Cafe

My Place Cafe (Previously Sidewalk Cafe) is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch, or stay for brunch. Their patio is a great place to enjoy a fluffy waffle...

Things To Do

Neon Retro Arcade

Neon Retro Arcade is a "new" entertainment concept that celebrates the history of video games. Proudly featuring 40+ classic arcade games and pinball machines...

American

Pasadena Sandwich Company

Pasadena Sandwich Company is a family-owned and operated NY-style deli since the 1950s where the meats are cooked daily in-house and the salads homemade with...

American

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...

Rose Tree Cottage afternoon tea
Coffee

Rose Tree Cottage

With the sound of clinking bone china cups and saucers; the fragrance of freshly baked hot scones; the aroma of fresh roses and the soft dulcet tones of 'Tea...

Sage Vegan Bistro
Outdoor Dining

Sage Vegan Bistro

Organic Food. Sage Vegan Bistro serves up organic food in the charming One Colorado which is nestled in the heart of Old Pasadena. Sage's produce comes from...

Outdoor Dining

Saladang Thai & Saladang

Saladang consists of two "twin" Thai restaurants – Saladang and Saladang Garden, both operated by same owner. The two locations are conveniently located next...

If you are a small business in Pasadena and wish to be included in this list, please reach out to us via email at marketing@visitpasadena.com.