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Cafe 50's

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Italian, Mexican, American
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11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2907
+1 310-479-1955
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Your neighborhood diner. Classic '50s diner offering breakfast, brunch...
Your neighborhood diner. Classic '50s diner offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Grub

Went in for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. Onion rings were great and portion was substantial. Wife had burger with chili. Burger was perfect and chili is home made and flavorful. Meatloaf was delicious and mostly meat not filler. Full of flavor. Sautéed vegetables were excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
TAMAN1951
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English first
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599 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went in for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. Onion rings were great and portion was substantial. Wife had burger with chili. Burger was perfect and chili is home made and flavorful. Meatloaf was delicious and mostly meat not filler. Full of flavor. Sautéed vegetables were excellent. Wonderful service. Most reasonable prices. Good find. Thanks to Trip Advisor.

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Indianapolis, IN
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The owner has an extensive collection of retro items all over both sides of the café. The server - a darling, blonde girl with tresses in 50s look - was friendly and vivacious. Her outfit reflected the era, too. The photo of her behind the counter looks liked a model for an ad; sorry I don't upload. Oh, and breakfast... More 

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Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Susie - your review made our day! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience at Cafe 50's. We hope to have you back in the next time you are in town! More 

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119 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great little diner, perfect decor, and yummy chorizo and egg breakfast. Added plus, grits. Get 'em plain ask for the butter on the side.

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Houston
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is definitely a 50's throwback, just like it's name. It's a great diner loaded with 50's memorabilia. The food here is really good and the portions are very good size. I've tried numerous items on the menu and have never been disappointed! Waitstaff has always been friendly and helpful!

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Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

We couldn't be happier to read your review! Thank you for taking the time to share your Cafe 50's experience and for the continued patronage! We hope you'll stop back in to see us again soon. More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Classic 50's cafe! Loved the ambiance! Great menu! Great people! Pancakes are the best things to eat! Coffee mugs were a little dirty but still loved the place

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Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad to haer that you love the menu, people, and pancakes at Cafe 50's! We assure you that cleanliness and health standards are a top priority at Cafe 50's and that we wash each and every dish before serving it to a customer. If you ever see a mark on a... More 

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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you want to go to a place that takes you back in time....this is the place to go. This was my second trip back to LA and this diner is our first last night stop to eat! The food is fantastic! My bf and I have never gotten a bad meal here. The staff is very friendly and the... More 

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Craig M, Manager at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Hi Heather, Thank you for the feedback and your continued patronage. We are thrilled to hear that you love the food and service you have received while dining with us. We hope to see you the next time you are in LA! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Breakfast was good, average, service was very good. Portion size was very large. Like that they offer real maple syrup, even though it is extra it's worth it

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Found this cute diner recently while visiting in this area. They offer breakfast classics and local favorites on the menu. Will be sure to come back and enjoy this diner again.

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Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in while visiting the area! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and had a great experience with us. We hope to see you in again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I recently moved to West LA and were sent an invitation from this establishment. We decided to give them a try. It's an adorable restaurant with 50's them everywhere. Even the waitresses dress the part. There are cute red and white booths to dine in and memorabilia everywhere you look. It's worth it just to see the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Everything is so kawaii! The uniform of servers, the design of the restaurant, and food & beverage... Sooooo fancy and cute :D I wanted to stay there for a longer time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-479-1955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Your neighborhood diner. Classic '50s diner offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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