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Cafe 50's

11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2907
+1 310-479-1955
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“blt” (3 reviews)
“blintzes” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
11623 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2907
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Although Guadalajara, Mexico offers just about every type of food, we also have VIPS and IHOP, we do not have authentic American styled breakfasts with well done crispy bacon, crispy hashbrowns, steaming black coffee and sourdough toast, well we do, but it does not taste...More

Thank windsorcottage
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We're so glad to hear that your meal at Cafe 50's hit the spot! We appreciate you taking the time to review us and we hope to have you back in to see us again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Don't try their turkey special. It does NOT taste like thanksgiving food. Really disappointed. I thought I had found a gem.More

Thank vero1918
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback on your recent visit to Cafe 50's. We strive to provide all of our guests with delicious menu offerings to appeal to even the pickiest of palettes, and we're so sorry to have missed...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice and child friendly diner. Children even get a helium balloon. Unfortunately their fryer broke down so they could not serve corn dogs or chicken strips. We enjoy d our burgers and our deserts were great!

Thank Eric v
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a genuine Happy Days spot. There are posters and advertisements covering the walls. Yup even cigarette advertisements reminiscent of the 50's! there are tables and booths with Formica tops and vinyl seats. Waitress was great and she was hopping. She recommended the blintzes...More

Thank Byron R
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good, generous portions. Unbelievable amount of milkshake flavors! Friendly staff. We were just wandering around looking for a place to eat and found this. We were overwhelmed and surprised! Lovely place!

Thank Piritta H
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thanks for the great review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our food, milkshake flavor selections, and friendly staff. We will pass along your feedback to our staff, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Help! This is the worst meat I've ever tasted in a restaurant supposedly notable for its burgers. The meat tasted musty and chewed like shoe leather. I had to rinse my mouth out after the meal to get rid of the after taste. The bun...More

Thank aresverde
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Though we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service and atmosphere, it's disappointing to hear you did not enjoy our burgers. We're known for providing juicy burgers as well as a wide variety of...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Cafe 50's on Santa Monica Blvd., was a place that I had not thought about for a few years..So, I decided to walk there and treat myself to some eats! I ordered a BLT w/out the bacon and instead added mushrooms, cucumber, and tomatoes..It was...More

Thank Almaz A
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Would highly reccomend for a real 50s diner experience in the area. Wonderful decor and a huge menu choice. Wish I could try more!

Thank Ross D
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Ross, thank you for your 5-star review! We are happy you enjoyed your breakfast with Cafe 50's, and we encourage you to come back to try our other delicious offerings. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this place by happenstance as we the restaurant next door was closed on Mondays. Lucky we were, as we stepped back in time to this delightful, old-style diner... Think 1950-60. Malts, shakes (about 30 flavors) but we opted for root beer float....More

1  Thank Banuwati
Craig M, Owner at Cafe 50's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

It sounds like you truly got the Cafe 50's experience! We are so glad to hear you stumbled upon our diner and enjoyed your stay. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

A retro diner with friendly service and good food. We had burgers, sweet potato fries, a BLT with avocado (this is California, after all), all tasy. I thought the egg cream needed more syrup, the black and tan sundae was so good. Lots of stuff...More

Thank follylover
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-479-1955
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Your neighborhood diner. Classic '50s diner offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!
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