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Cafe 50's

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American, Diner
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food , large portions and great service. Price is a little on the higher end... but taste makes you forget it.

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Thank avivmera m
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to live in the area and went there regularly. Even every time I visit LA now, I have to eat there at least once. My favorite Diner in the US

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Thank Tohamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a surprise! We were returning to our hotel, looking for a place for dinner and zipping past all the big national names when we spotted Cafe 50's on Santa Monica Blvd. Great food, excellent service and a very cool 50s vibe. Even our teenage son loved the 50s feel. I was thrilled to find they served breakfast all... More 

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Thank Hoosier75
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad to hear that you popped in and had a fantastic meal. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we can't wait to have you back in the next time you're in town! More 

Clovis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to go for breakfast at the Saturdays when is packed... so WLA vibe makes that place especial!! I don't mind the wait to be served because you can reading about the Art Theaters down the Santa Monica Blvd or just enjoy the music and buzz of a Sunny Saturday morning!! pay for parking at the rear lot. $2.00... More 

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

Your review made our day, Angelica! We're so glad to hear that you are a regular Saturday morning Cafe 50's customer and a fan of our breakfast. We appreciate your kind words and hope to have you back in again soon! More 

Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We want to go there for a small snack. Big mistake! The dishes are very big and so delicious. I can recommend the banana split.

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Thank Rossi91
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

They waitress was fast, friendly and helpful. The decor is top notch for a 50's style diner. All the movie posters - B movie monster flicks included - were quite entertaining and fun to read during dinner. Today's teens do NOT get the jokes, but that's okay. Food was good an plentiful and the price was great.

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Thank ZamLat
Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Our first proper diner loved it. The milkshakes are awesome and the corned beef hash and eggs superb. I just wish we had something similar at home.

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Thank MatrixMikeSwansea
Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This place became Cafe 50's in 1984. It is a tiny place and does not have a lot of parking or seating. In fact the mens bathroom is in the back of the building and you have to go outside to get there. The food is good, and they have a pretty big menu of diner type foods. We had... More 

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Thank Gammill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank TAMAN1951
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us! It sounds like you tried some delicious menu items, we hope you'll be back in to try even more! More 

Indianapolis, IN
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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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
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
Description
Your neighborhood diner. Classic '50s diner offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!

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