Cafe 50’s -A Fifties Style Restaurant in 2010Restaurant Row — By Buddy Sampson on November 12, 2010 at 6:30 am
Cafe 50’s, located at 850 N. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles is an eatery and diner that’s a throwback to that wonderful era. “It was a great period of time,” said co-owner Peter Kuyanov, a very funny and jovial guy that seems to keep a perpetual smile on his face. “I would like to be back in the 50’s. It was a great period of time, a lot of fun, great people, values were different and just a good time then-good, clean fun.” Walking into Cafe 50’s is like taking a time machine back to that era. It has terrific 50’s memorabilia, a juke box that plays music from that time and extremely friendly waitresses and waiters that smile and seem to love their jobs. “I’ve been in West Los Angeles for 22 years and we finally came to this part of town,” said Craig Martin, who also co-owns the restaurant. “It’s across from the college (Los Angeles City College) and I love it because it has high ceilings and it’s related to the 50’s because of the memorabilia.”
It’s the second one of its kind, the first being a restaurant in West Angeles designed with a similar motif. This restaurant’s atmosphere is nothing short of amazing. It has posters from movies of the time and its atmosphere reflects the mood and spirit of the 50’s. The location has seperate rooms and each of the rooms all conform, to you guessed it, the 50’s. You’ll see covers of Life Magazine, Look Magazine and items that you think would belong in a museum.
Cafe 50’s has fountain drinks and shakes, hamburgers, Pastrami sandwiches and blue plate specials, such as N.Y.Steak, Southern Fried Chicken and Chicken Picatta. Their food menu is extensive and they serve breakfast all day. The prices are very reasonable and it’s a perfect place to dine if you want to take your date or party to something a little out of the normal style of restaurant. Cafe 50’s is where to go for a wonderful dining experience. The Scoop LA highly recommends this restaurant. But what makes this restaurant special? “Craig Martin,” said Kuyanov, laughing as he complimented his friend and co-owner of the Cafe 50’s. But Kuyanov is being quite modest. He and Craig Martin, its wonderful staff and its terrific ambience makes Cafe 50’s a place you must frequent.
Special thanks to the lovely Jenn Laskey who invited us to attend.
Cafe 50s memorabilia includes classic posters from albums of the 50s.
The memorabilia of Cafe 50s reflects the political atmosphere of the time.
Cafe 50’s Daniella.
All Photos by C. Francisco.
850 N, Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Deliveries: (310) 441-2483
For more information, visit www.cafe50s.com