Judging from films from the 1940s, cafés existed only in black and white and were a haven for Humphrey Bogart to drink 15 cups coffee from a silly straw. Relish vintage relics with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and baked goods from Max Bloom's Café Noir, located in Fullerton.
Max Bloom's treats customers to classic café fare in an old-timey 1940s ambience, as vintage film posters, black-and-white photographs of glamorous starlets, and other remnants of pulp past line the walls. Max Bloom's menu percolates with caffeinated cups of house-blend coffee ($0.89–$1.80) and café lattes ($2.70–3.85), as well as vintage sodas ($1.85) and milkshakes ($4), which are concocted by a 1940s commercial mixer to impart the wholesome taste of postwar America. Diners can don their swellest petticoats and order a roast-beef panini as fuel for future foxtrot competitions ($4.75), or wake up with the breakfast burrito before imparting on a noir-esque detective hunt to find out who murdered the department store's mannequins ($3+). Max Bloom's also has a swinging calendar of events, including open-mic nights, film showings on Mondays, and live music.
Yelpers give Max Bloom's Café Noir a 4.5-star average and say:
- I've tried their Turkey panini sandwich, iced caramel blend, and house coffee. All of the above were phenomenal. – Stephanie L.
- This place is fantastic. It reallly [sic] feels like a step back in time. I half expected a 'private eye' to walk out from the back and say, 'sweet-haht who can I help yous find taday?' and sweep me off my feet thus starring in our very own noir film. – Jessica D.