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Cafe 50's

American, Diner
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11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2907
+1 310-479-1955
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere I feel like I'm in the 50s! A lot of vintage pieces from the 50s and the music is so cool!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Craig M, Manager at Cafe 50's, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! We are so glad you enjoy our 50's theme, including our decorations and music. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast. Great service and nice food! I would definitely recommand going here for a the real american experience.

Thank Marleenvdb
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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

Thank avivmera m
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

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

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

Wow, thank you so much for your review! We couldn't be happier to hear that you are a Cafe 50's fan and your favorite diner! We appreciate your support and can't wait to have you back in again soon! More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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 

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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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

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 

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 

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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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.

Thank Rossi91
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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.

Thank ZamLat
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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.

Thank MatrixMikeSwansea
Plano, Texas
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-479-1955
Your neighborhood diner. Classic '50s diner offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!

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