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