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Buster's Ice Cream Stop

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1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3146
(626) 441-0744
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly and quaint!

Came here twice for a couple of dance project meetings and so far this place is simply refreshing to come in to. The staff is courteous and super friendly. It has this unpretentious ambiance - it is simply a wonderful feeling to be at this cafe. I love their pastries, sandwiches and they have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
PeaceINdance
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San Diego, CA
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is an iconic shop in South Pasadena, right next to the metro rail stop. Ice cream is delicious...and so is everything else they serve. There are a few tables on the first floor, more on the 2nd and also a few outside. Bring the kids or bring out the kid in the adults. Fun place to go

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Came here twice for a couple of dance project meetings and so far this place is simply refreshing to come in to. The staff is courteous and super friendly. It has this unpretentious ambiance - it is simply a wonderful feeling to be at this cafe. I love their pastries, sandwiches and they have loose leaves tea for chai or... More 

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Thank PeaceINdance
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The best coffee in LA IMHO. It's always the right hot temperature and varying flavors, always one that is right. Simple breakfast foods. The design is a kick. Owned by sisters who pay attention. Right by the train stop in South Pasadena. It's a place for the morning, lunch, and after work.

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Thank VeniVidiFrui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee shop. Great location. Great ambiance. Located in eclectic downtown south Pasadena across the street from the Metro Light Rail Station. A also know for the live bands they bring in. FIVE SPOONS!!!!!

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1 Thank Bonkmeister
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

My family of five stopped by during a Thursday morning for a quick bakery / coffee stop. My three year old was thrilled to sit next to the train tracks - and quite a few trains went by while we were sitting there. My 18 month old got a kick out of it too. Very comfy place. The people were... More 

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1 Thank laweber28
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the neighborhood hangout every neighborhood needs. You'll always see pairs and groups of people lingering for a long time over coffee or ice cream. Super dog friendly. The interior is often occupied by folks with laptops working away, especially upstairs. Very picturesque location right next to the RR tracks. Probably not worth a trip from a long distance... More 

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Thank Beverly A
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

South Pasadena feels like a quiet country town tucked away just 10 minutes from downtown LA, 30 minutes from the beach. And yet it has some of the most charming restaurants and coffee houses in Southern California. Busters is the perfect oasis to relax with a cup of coffee, tea, smoothy or milkshake and a freshly baked snack. It has... More 

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Thank AaronAllenFlynn
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

it seems to be slow service. Only two people working there. Sitting outside watching the train is very pleasant

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Thank Kevln-jennifer
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Buster's is the kind of place that makes you feel like you on the set of a TV show. Friendly staff always serves your coffee as if they now your name. It's always nice to sit outside and read the paper.

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Thank flaura
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is one of my favorite places in So. Pasadena, and I've been coming here for years. It's in the renovated portion of Mission St., right next to the railroad tracks. A Victorian era building with two stories and outdoor patio area, it's a great place to come for ice cream, desserts, coffee and tea. They also have a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 441-0744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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