Pencil is a community-oriented, family-operated, sandwich shop and cafe. It first opened its doors in 2013. It was created by Mother & Daughter team. 

We offer healthy salads, unique sandwiches, and specialty drinks all created with love in a warm and inviting atmosphere.  

“Pencil is dedicated in the memory of my brother Nathan who passed away in 2005. He was a student artist attending Otis College of Art & Design and had also studied at Art Center. After his passing, my mom and I had a vision to open a café where we could hang his art-works and create a community space that was welcoming to all -especially to all students & artists.”

- Janice (co-founder/creator)


(626) 793-0072

M-F 10am-4pm
Saturday 11Am-4pm

Sunday closed

12 Harkness Ave, 
CA 91106



Across from Pasadena City College


Pencil is located at:

12 N. Harkness Avenue
Pasadena, California 91106

Across from PCC off Colorado Boulevard.

We are located inside the Grey Building.

1 Hour Street Parking on Harkness Ave.