With a name like The Only Place In Town, you almost wonder whether or not the food would be worthwhile. Are people going there because they’re desperate? Well… not quite the case here… Sierra Madre’s Only Place In Town was packed last Sunday when we stopped by for breakfast and folks were happily waiting for tables outside just to sample some of their delish offerings.
I love Sierra Madre’s foothill community with its eclectic homes with beautiful views, the deer that seems to appear by magic to cross the street and the charming downtown area that feels like you have just been transported in time to an era long gone. Families with strollers are walking the streets and window shopping. Bikers sit at sidewalk cafes and enjoying a break before heading back on the row. The old and the new, together, create an atmosphere not found in many Greater Los Angeles cities. The Only Place In Town is a perfect example of the “old fashioned” restaurant associated with Barney LTD in Old Pasadena. It still maintains its small town restaurant feel and has a pretty interesting and unique menu.
Blueberry Stuffed French Toast was on our “have to try” list as well as the Carrot Zuchini Bread. Both dishes did not disappoint. If you love your sweets, Blueberry French Toast is definitely for you. It’s gooey and satisfying. Carrot Zuchini bread is very moist, however, the side is only 2 very tiny pieces.
We also ordered Eggs Benedict which was good. It would have been a bit better if the Hollandaise sauce would have had more flavor, but overall it was quite satisfying in a home-made type of way.
After breakfast, definitely take a little time to stroll the village and experience it for yourself.
110 W Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024