Thanks to a tip from an AroundTownPasadena reader, Alex Bacon, I found out about one of Pasadena’s hidden brunch treasures: The Rose’s Soulful Brunch. In the same spirit as The House of Blues’ Famous Gospel Brunch, The Rose venue hosts a weekly brunch. Hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James of the House of Blues Gospel Brunch fame, each Sunday you can check out soul and gospel performers and have some brunch goodies too.
Like any music venue, tickets are necessary and you can opt to just sit and enjoy the music or check out the brunch buffet. Kids are welcome, so it can be a great outing for a family or a couple. It also makes for a fun group activity and meet up with out of town (or in town) guests. Brunch features coffee and brunch anytime classics like chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy, with various salads and sides and desserts, although the menu may be subject to change according to some reviews on Yelp! Frequenters of the venue recommend going early to avoid the crowds that tend to pile up and slow down service if you plan to eat. A nice touch is that you can buy tickets for the music and then change your mind to upgrade to enjoying the food as well.
The venue is small enough that most seats are good, although you may want to bring along earplugs if you have little ones or end up close to a speaker. It’s also nice to discover not having a long drive to get to enjoy not only brunch but also live music and world-renowned performers. In addition to the Soulful Sunday brunches, The Rose also offers Easter Brunch and Mother’s Day brunch and happy hours. And of course there’s plenty of nightly entertainment that ranges from showcasing local bands to rock n roll tribute bands, stars like Tiffany, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and comics like Louie Anderson.
The lively atmosphere and brunch classics make The Rose’s Soulful Brunch a great way to spend a Sunday and worth getting out of bed for.
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