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Buster's Ice Cream Stop

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1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3146
+1 626-441-0744
06:30 - 19:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Now known as Mother Moo Creamery. We were craving a taste of sweet after a great dinner at ARO Latin across the street. This is a no frills creamery with a dozen + interesting flavors. My wife chose the Orange Blossom ice cream. It was a little too floral for me but it was still impressive and tasted exactly like... More 

Thank Tj G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 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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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-441-0744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?