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Coffee Shops Southern California


Beverly Hills Cafe (formerly Tiny Naylor's- Gone)
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an old former site of a Tiny Naylor's off La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles.


UPDATE 05/13 : The Beverly Hills Cafe and its building is long gone. 05-13



Hawthorne, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This classic coffee shop still serves its customers off Hawthorne Boulevard. The front facade and huge lettering of Chips still catches the eye of potential hungry road trippers.

Chips was built in 1957 and designed by Harry Harrison.




Hearts Coffee Shop
Van Nuys, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's the Heart's Coffee Shop that looks very rundown from the looks of things. The exterior looks awful, like it's never ever been repaired. But the interior is kept pretty clean and is still intact, original Terrazzo floors, counter seating and all. And don't forget the world famous chop suey!


Looks like Hearts has now, for the first time in many years, decided to be open for dinner! Check out Hearts if you're you'd like to give these home style cooked meals a try.

Many thanks to Adriene Biondo for photos and info.



Algemac's Coffee Shop (Gone)
Glendale, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's the neon that sits on the side of Algemac's Coffee Shop off San Fernando Road in Glendale.

Algemac's, which opened in 1937, closed its doors in 2006. The coffee shop was gutted from the inside and the building is now home to a community center.




Dinah's Parasol (Demolished)
Torrance, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

(Below) Shown below are a couple of shots of the former Dinah's Parasol in Torrance, CA. This location used to be a twin of The Parasol Restaurant of Seal Beach.



Pann's Coffee Shop
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Here are a few photos of the Southern California classic coffee shop Pann's which was designed by the well known architecture firm of Armet & Davis in 1958. This coffee shop was saved by the L.A. Conservancy's Modern Committee from the wrecking ball and is now a fine example of the coffee shop architecture that was once quite prevalent during the mid-century era. Check out more photos and info on Pann's at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Pann's Restaurant. 04-08







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