Great news for Altadena locals this morning, as the longstanding Fox’s restaurant has reopened along Lake Avenue. The property has been under construction since late last year.
Prior to closing, Fox’s was more of casual morning and mid-afternoon staple for sleepy Altadena. The restaurant stood for some 62 years serving big-plate breakfasts, plus sandwiches and salads for lunch. But age caught up with owners Ken and Lorraine Bertonneau and they set a retirement-turned-goodbye party for mid-November 2017. Luckily the pair found a happy new set of buyers in Monique King and Paul Rosenbluh, the names behind the equally well-established Cindy’s in Eagle Rock. The duo is already well-known for their diner prowess, and promised not to change things too drastically over in Altadena.
It certainly seems like Rosenbluh and King have stuck to their promise, turning over the location but keeping the kitsch. There are red and black checkered tiles everywhere, chalkboard menus, and hand-painted signs galore. According to the restaurant’s Instagram page, the first customers through the door today for service was a longtime local couple — the same couple, in fact, that had been the last customers at Fox’s before they closed.
Fox’s is open once again in Altadena beginning today, keeping daily hours from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2352 Lake Ave.