My friend who was visiting
My friend who was visiting from Portland, Oregon and I had the Thai salad and the chicken taquitos. Both were delicious and served quickly by a very professional waiter. The waiter checked back with us at least three times. We sat on the patio on a week day and the atmosphere was very nice. My friend was very complimentary about the food and it was a sunny and warm afternoon which added to her pleasure.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was a bit curious how the
I was a bit curious how the restaurant had changed since it was Crocodile Cafe. Actually but for the name change it is quite similar with most of the same menu items.
As all have said the complimentary bread is amazing. Everyone should try a slice.
We were there for a light lunch I had the tuna salad sandwich and it was quite tasty. My dining partner enjoy the minestrone vegetable soup and said it was great.
For those who live in the area and have not been back since the restaurant changed names it is worth a visit back.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special St. Patty's Day Experience
Wanted the typical Corned Beef & Cabbage experience close to home in Pasadena and Cafe 140 did not disappoint. Indeed, their St. Patty's Day special of Guinness Shortribs was simply fabulous.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining experience. Everyone
Great dining experience. Everyone was very friendly.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had dinner here while attending
Had dinner here while attending an event at the Pasadena Convention Center. Great, elegant Californian food choices, plus great service made for a nice evening. Kid-friendly as well.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Steak is delicious. Breakfast
Steak is delicious. Breakfast pizza not for me. Nice waitress. Nice $20 OJ and Sparkling Wine combo. We'll be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch was delicious ( 3 orders
Brunch was delicious ( 3 orders of eggs benedict and i breakfast pizza) and service was good considering they were packed for Easter. We were seated promptly and our server was right there with drink orders and bread. Bread is absolutely delicious, but they could have been a little more generous with it.. A very small loaf for 4 adults and no "would you like more bread?" But overall great time!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and great service.
Good food and great service. Would definitely recommend!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had been to Cafe 140 South
I had been to Cafe 140 South for lunch several times and the food & service was always excellent. This was the first time I'd been there for dinner. Food was very good and service was attentive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very satisfied with the waiter's
Very satisfied with the waiter's attention and service. Good prices. Good food and presentation.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Diverse menu. Large portions
Diverse menu. Large portions of delicious food for a low price. Service was excellent; very attentive and friendly. Easy parking.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dinner’s presentation was very nice and everything tasted wonderful. This is a place that I will return to on a summer evening to truly enjoy it when they can open all the doors.
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
OpenTable Cafe 140=Delightful lunch
We really enjoyed the outdoor patio and of course the first rate food. I liked trying the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce restaurant week menu you provided for $15 so I could sample a couple of your lunch offerings. Thank you very much.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Happy Discovery
Nice experience, we ate on the front patio - little noisy (because it's a high traffic street), would like to try the side patio next time. Very attentive staff and service but not annoying. Interesting (but somewhat limited) menu, eclectic California cuisine. Everyone in our party seemed pleased with their food and drink which included: Short Ribs (very lean and tender), Cuban Chicken Breast (a bit bland) and Short Rib Tacos (excellent). We are looking forward to a return visit. The owners have several restaurants in the Pasadena area and they all are very satisfying, this is the least expensive one we've been to.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very inviting place, all around
Very inviting place, all around very good at reasonable prices
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful place. We went
A wonderful place. We went for mothers day, The place was very busy,but we still had excellent service and the food was great
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and the service great, too. Would definitely go back!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was trying to find something different in Pasadena and lucked out when I selected Cafe 140 South. We enjoy trying a "new" restaurant when meeting our older kids and they gave up and asked me to pick something. It was wonderful. We started with a pizza appetizer - great - two of us had the Thai salad with blackened chicken, a special ravioli, and the ahi & shrimp salad. It was a peaceful lunch. We opted to sit outside and, although you're on Lake, we quickly ignored the street noise. GREAT service!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is extensive and the restaurant is always willing to make dietary changes.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the evening!
We were looking for a restaurant to have dinner with family. We arrive early, asked if we could have our table sat on the patio and everyone was extremely helpful! Our service was great, as was the food. We all just had a great time! Thanks!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
good local place to eat, food tastes good and healthy
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arrived a few minutes early
Arrived a few minutes early and our requested table for 8 was waiting for us. Great service....food is always good. Probably the best of Smith Bros. restaurants. Always consistent.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business Lunch Standard Goto Place
Whenever I need to meet people for lunch in Pasadena, this is my first choice. The food is consistently good with something for everyone; the wait staff is unobtrusive and on time; it's not too noisy; you can sit in or out; parking is validated. Everything you need and nothing you don't.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, quality food. The outdoor front patio area is nice, and the inside tables are clean also.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food as usual. Daughter had pizza from kids menu. I ate some of it and the crust is great. I had a burger with avocado and bacon. The bun was soft and tasty. The meat was season well. My wife had beef stroganoff. Yummy thick noodles. They looked homemade. Sauce was flavorful. I always like the lemon aid from scratch with free refills. They even validate your parking in the lot behind the restaurant (unlike Green St). But, we went to escape the heat and the AC was not working well. So, we were uncomfortably hot.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had supper with a friend from church after a movie on July 4th. We had lots of time to chat, not too noisy, excellent service and food, a lovely ending to the holiday. Cafe 140 South never disappoints.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food good value
This place offers a simple menu with very good food at a very good price. It is convenient and comfortable.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food
Excellent service and food was great. Will go again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
For what ever reason it took 1 hour to get the food
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our visit to Cafe
Enjoyed our visit to Cafe 140, food is consistent and tasty.
Friendly and pleasant setting
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lunch
Had a very nice lunch all the way around. Pleasant atmosphere, food was delish and the services was great. I'm looking forward to trying it out for dinner. :)
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a great
This restaurant was a great find in Pasadena. Not overpriced or too posh like other restaurants in this city. We will definitely be back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was terrific and the staff were pleasant. The ambience was just right for a casual business luncheon. Our server was a bit inexperienced and nervous. Overall, I'll be back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good. I found
Service was very good. I found the food too salty and my fish was barely edible as I had to wipe all the salt off.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girl's Nigh Out
We loved the menu so much we wanted to taste more than one dish. The staff gladly divided meals and we enjoyed two entrees! We also were under a time constraint...(show tickets) and we were served promptly and had plenty of time to drive safely to the Pasadena Playhouse!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous casual dining spot
A friend and I decided to visit Cafe 140 South for the first time for lunch. She had the short rib beef tacos and I had the mixed greens salad and the street tacos with fish. Everything was cooked and flavored perfectly. The bread there is perfection, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. We sat outside which was perfect on that 76 degree day. In my opinion, the only that could be improved is the wine list. It's not bad just not as varied as I thought it would be. I'd certainly go back and would recommend it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a quick bite.
We were doing a neighborhood walk and decided to try this place for a quick lunch. My wife had the small plate of fish tacos and I had the BBQ Chicken Pizza. Both were very tasty. The wait staff was efficient and courteous. We would come back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I only noticed this place because I was trying to find somewhere with an open reservation at 7pm on a Saturday. My friends and I were all pleasantly surprised. All of our dishes were tasty. I ordered the caramel apple tartlette for dessert which was really delicious! As a vegetarian, I also appreciated the wide variety of dishes that were offered. Our service was a little slow at times but our waiter was friendly. This place also has a nice ambiance that works for dinner with friends or a romantic evening. I would certainly come back again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a pleasant setting
A gem of a restaurant on South Lake in Pasadena, Cafe 140 South has been consistent in serving up excellent meals each time we've dined there, whether as a couple or a small group. We've heard that they plan to close for some kind of remodeling, but we find nothing lacking in their current decor and ambiance -- plus they have outdoor tables in case you want to dine al fresco. Their menu is not huge, but they do a fine job of preparing and serving the various items on offer. We have only tried them for dinner thus far, but we presume that breakfast/brunch and lunch would be just as pleasant. Special mention must be made of their delicious and mildly sweet dinner rolls, which they apparently bake fresh on the premises.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM