A diner's oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon to Cafe 50’s in Hollywood or West L.A. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get $20 worth of nostalgic diner fare plus two deluxe milk shakes (a $29.58 total value).
• For $22, you get $40 worth of nostalgic diner fare plus four deluxe milk shakes (a $59.16 total value).
At Cafe 50's, customers dig into traditional diner fare served with heaping helpings of midcentury nostalgia. All-day breakfast fills stomachs with a three-egg omelet ($8.95–$11.95) and sugar-coats throats with malted waffles ($6.95), chocolate-chip pancakes ($7.69), or cinnamon-and-banana french toast ($8.95). Burger buffs can chomp into the bacon-and-cheddar-stacked Lumber Jack burger ($8.95), and sandwich enthusiasts enjoy options such as the Russian dressing-drizzled Sputnik Melt, which piles turkey, swiss cheese, and coleslaw on rye. Southern fried chicken ($10.95) and new york steak ($14.95) inhabit the menu of Blue Plate Specials. Cafe 50’s also churns out more than 40 flavors of old-fashioned shakes ($4.59)—sip a classic flavor such as strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and vinyl, or dip your straw into deluxe creations, such as the Snicker bar shake ($4.79), a blend of butterscotch, peanut butter, and chocolate ice cream.
Owner Craig Martin complements the classic diner formula (kitschy memorabilia, late-night hours, home-cooked fare, man in corner swinging antique golf clubs) with vintage accents, including a 1957 Seeburg jukebox, old-fashioned booths, classic B-movie posters, and Cold War–era newspapers.
Cafe 50's in Hollywood
With its bright neon signs, Cafe 50's glows like a landlocked lighthouse, signaling to travelers looking for a blend of mid-20th century dining and decor. Breakfast fires all day long on their stainless steel grill, alongside steaks, hamburgers, and grilled sandwiches. In between bites, diners can sing along to their favorite song thanks to jukebox consoles at every booth. Cafe 50's also crafts exactly 42 deluxe milk shake varieties including chocolate banana, strawberry cheesecake, and butterscotch bonanza. Meanwhile, turning glass carousels at the front counter trap the smell of freshly baked pies, acting like time capsules on a planet populated by giant noses.