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Buster's Ice Cream Stop

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1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3146
(626) 441-0744
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buster's was always friendly and personable. The owners retired after 30 years and sold to people who said they wouldn't change anything. Within the first minutes of my conversation with the new barista, he put down another much loved establishment across the street. He said they sell the same coffee but were not brewing it correctly because THEY (the other... More 

Thank A H
Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busters sold to Mother Moo Creamery, still great ice cream and I believe they will try to get other foods, but for now just coffee and ice cream.

Thank MauiMom_x3
Terrace, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

It was near the end of our walking day and decided to go into Buster's for a cold drink. We each had the coffee float which was cold and tasty. We sat outside on their patio area in the shade. The shade and drink were very refreshing after a hot day walking in Pasadena. It is at the South Pasadena... More 

Thank Skeenaman
San Diego, CA
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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

1 Thank SDTravelMom
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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 

Thank PeaceINdance
Los Angeles, California
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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.

Thank VeniVidiFrui
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204 restaurant reviews
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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!!!!!

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 

1 Thank laweber28
Los Angeles
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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 

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?