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Tops Cafe

3838 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Phone: 626-449-4412x

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The Original Tops Cafe has been open since 1952. It was once an old style coffee shop but is now known for their Pastrami Burger. It is located on Colorado Blvd. and Merlon Ave. Their slogan is “Not Just an Institution, But a Dining Tradition Since 1952.”

x An image of a spinning top can be seen behind the "Tops" name on the sign.

Photo(s): 2013



x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.