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Coffee Shops Northern California


Hayward, CA
Photo courtesy Brett Lucas

Here's the A-frame building for the IHOP located in Hayward, CA.



Melaka Restaurant
San Bruno, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Melaka Restaurant sits in San Bruno looking for coffee shop patrons. This former Lyons still looks like its ready to blast off.





Lodge Coffee Shop Exterior View
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy John Flores

Here is The Lodge Coffee Shop . It is the only one left in the Sacramento area to my knowledge . May be the only one left period. There used to be more of them in the 1950s, 60s or 70s.

It kind of resembles a classic International House of Pancakes building . But the difference is the 1960s style rocky wall on the side of the building . The food there is reasonable and is good . It is open for breakfast and lunch daily . If you are ever in the Citrus Heights area, give it a try . It is on Auburn Blvd. not too far from I-80. Info courtesy John Flores 06-06

Lodge Coffee Shop Marquee
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy John Flores



Rancho Coffee Shop
Stockton, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The rooftop signage of the Ranch Coffee Shop in Stockton looks like its still neon. The Rancho Coffee Shop opened its doors in 1955.





Chinese Restaurant
Fairfield, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a restaurant that looks to be straight out of the coffee shop architecture book. Check out the roofline and subtle boomerang sidings.



Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the coffee shop for Zack's The boomerang roof and marquee is typical for the coffee shop era.












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