August 7, 2008 3

Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain (South Pasadena)

By in 02: Pasadena

Finally went to Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, the old fashion South Pasadena corner drug store dates back to 1915. It was onced a rest stop of route 66 back in the days, I’m glad they preserved the charming vintage interior. Love the bar area. The restaurant section only occupied 1/4 of the space, the rest sells retro nick-nacks (I got a cute plastic bear toy) and the actual pharmacy locates in a seperate section.

The ice-cream sodas, shakes and floats are the reasons to come to this place for. Ice-cream soda with Coffee flavor: soda water with coffee and vanilla ice-cream and coffee shakes: basically same as the other one but blended with double portion. Creamy and thick, delicious! I prefer the soda one slightly more.

We weren’t that hungry so just grab some small bites. Jon got the Chicago dog, he said it’s not authentic. Garden fresh salad, so-so. Don’t expect too much for the food and just come here to enjoy the wonderful ice-cream and shakes.

Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain
1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 799-1414

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3 Responses to “Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain (South Pasadena)”

  1. valentine says:

    the little girl at the counter is soo cute! she matches the interior…

  2. seat says:

    Had the exact same thought as valentine seeing the first pic!

    I never knew how to appreciate ice-cream soda…I find the mixture of melted ice-cream and bubbly soda a bit strange so I always rush to finish the ice-cream quickly before it melts and then I will drink the soda…^^;;;

  3. Joan says:

    Yeah the little girl reminded me of a character from children book illustration!