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Roadside Cafes Southern California


101 Cafe
Oceanside, CA
Photo courtesy Jimmy Bowman

The 101 Cafe is just one example of the roadside cafes in the San Diego area. See them at Roadside Peek's Roadside Cafes San Diego.



EatZ Cafe
Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

EatZ is a very cute little diner adjacent to the Los Feliz Public 9-hole Golf Course next to the Interstate 5 freeway overpass over the L.A. River.



Joe's Cafe
Santa Barbara, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Located in Santa Barbara, CA is Joe's Cafe. Check out the smiling chef in the middle of the lettering.



Rainbow Cafe (Demolished)
Monterey Park, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's the old Rainbow Cafe in Monterey Park, that sits closed today.



Best Place Cafe
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the Best Place Cafe of Long Beach, CA. This corner cafe just lights up the stucco at night.



Roy's Motel and Cafe
Amboy ,CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an older photo of Roy's Motel and Cafe. In the past decade, the Roy's sign has become one of the most oft photographed along the road for both Route 66 fans and social media pundits.

The motel was built in 1938 as a gas station on Route 66. The location is named off its original owner Roy and Vilma who sold the place to Buster Burris, another legend of the road. T Albert Okura of Juan Pollo Chicken fame purchased the whole town of Amboy in 2003. 10-20






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