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Cafe 50's

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American, Italian, Mexican
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Fun, friendly and great decor

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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803 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
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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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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1 Thank Susie D
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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298 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank TXRanney76
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 via mobile

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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1 Thank SabanurKirac
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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1 Thank Heather L
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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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: American, Italian, Mexican

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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