South Pasadena, CA
I have been going to Shakers for several years (it was called the Salt Shaker originally). I can always depend on fast friendly service and above average coffee shop fare. Several employees have been with the establishment for many years which I believe speaks well of the owner.
My husband and I take our cars to Victor for repairs. He does excellent work and is very reasonably priced. I would recommend him to anyone living in the area and even out of the area as it is well worth the drive to find an honest mechanic.
I have been getting my haircut by Ara for over two years. I am always happy with the style. He takes a great deal of time and gets it just right. I call 1/2 hr. ahead and have my name put on the list and rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes.
PROS: great service and professional attitude