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Coffee Shops Southern California

 

Bob's Big Boy (Gone)
Montclair, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a Bob's statue that used to sit in the Montclair mall. Unfortunately, this restaurant closed down a few years ago and Bob went with it.

 

 

Denny's Sign
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

Sometimes a picture says a thousand words. This Denny's Restaurant sign has seen its end, about to be replaced by one of the newer Denny's Diner signs. Another sign, hearkening back to a previous era, is lost.

 

 

Bob's Big Boy
Toluca Lake, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


The Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake, CA is one of the best examples of the chain remaining to this day. This Big Boy still features car hop service and the classic Big Boy Combo.

Check out more photos and info for the Bob's Big Boy at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Bob's Big Boy Toluca Lake. 04-08

 

 

Goody's Restaurant (Closed)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out Goody's Restaurant. This sign has been repainted a few times and is now a bright orange. The sign also looks great with its neon lit at night.

 

UPDATE 09/10 : Goody's closed down the San Gabriel location in January 2010 and has since moved to El Monte. 09-10

 

 

 

 

 

Stan Kite's Restaurant (Closed)
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Stan Kite Restaurant and barbeque is an old coffee shop that's met up with recent neglect. The marquee itself is something to marvel at but the location is sad and nostalgic. The Kite restaurant was built around 1957.

This coffee shop has been closed for quite a few years.

 

UPDATE 08/05 : The marquee is now history. 08-05

UPDATE 04/08 : See more photos and info for the Stan Kite's Restaurant at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Stan Kite's Restaurant. 04-08

 

 

Bob's Big Boy (Demolished)
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Once upon a time, these ranch style Bob's Big Boy restaurants were located all over the Southland, including Garden Grove, Montebello, and Long Beach. Well, this location on Wilshire Blvd is one of the last of the ranch style survivors and has been around since 1972.

 

UPDATE 07/08 : Bob's  on Wilshire, is scheduled to close for business. Its last day will be Sunday, June 22, 2008. Many thanks to Chris Krause for update, which was received on June 18. 07-08

UPDATE 09/10 : The Bob's Big Boy on Wilshire Boulevard was closed and demolished in 2008. 09-10

 

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