Lost Parrot Café

   Why “Lost Parrot?” The story goes the parrots came from Simpson's Nursery in East Pasadena on Colorado Blvd. It caught on fire in 1969. From these parrots, the Pasadena Parrots came about. Other stories claim that the parrots have migrated up from Mexico but others still state they were originally black market birds released by smugglers. This rich local history and myth is something we look to cultivate.

However these birds came to be here, they stayed for the trees. South Pasadena is one of the first Tree City's established by Arbor.org and we look to celebrate that aspect of our city with a green lush environment within our café walls.  


Signature “Lost Latté” built by our head barista who was a lead bartender for cocktail development before heading over to coffee. Come try The Cali. Gold Turmeric Latté, The Orange Grove Chocolate Citrus Latté, or The Dusty ‘Dena Chocolate Chai Latté! Our beans come from Jones Roasters, one of Pasadena first roasters.


Our Head Chef takes your classic dinner style brunch items and mashes it up with a latin pacific take on these Route 66’s standards, such as our Latin Benny!!


This area of Southern California has a unique balance of a hometown feel yet in arms reach of the diverse culture and style of DTLA. We are also blessed with the Pacific Ocean and San Gabriel Mountain Range approximately an hour in either direction; our aesthetic is to embody both these characteristics within our walls.