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Coffee Shops Southern California
Bob's Big Boy | Holly's | Jack's Salad Bowl | Johnie's Broiler | Johnie's Coffee Shop | Pann's | Parasol | Ships | Stan Kite


Charlie's Restaurant
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

San Diego is home to many a coffee shop. See them at Roadside Peek's Coffee Shops San Diego.



Western Dental (formerly Penguin Coffee Shop)
Santa Monica, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

What is now Dr. Beauchamp's Western Dental was once the Penguin Coffee Shop, which opened in 1959. The coffee shop was designed by Armet, Davis & Newlove and was a familiar example of the googie coffee shop that Southern California became known for.



Ships Coffee Shop
Photo copyright G.M. Panter Photography

Here is a photograph of the classic Ships, La Cienega marquee with its recognizable rocket arrow pointing to the heavens. It's hard to imagine that the Ships Coffee Shop Chain has now ceased to exist.

Check out a tribute site to Ships, La Cienega courtesy Gerald M. Panter of Gerald M. Panter Photography.

See it here at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Ships Coffee Shop.



Alhambra, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Twohey's Restaurant is an Alhambra landmark that first opened its doors in 1943 by Jack Twohey. The clothes pin and tears logo was trademarked after Twohey overhead a woman exclaim "Oh Stink-O". For more information, see this website.



Astro Family Restaurant (formerly Conrad's)
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Astro Family Restaurant is one of the best remaining googie coffee shops left in Southern California. From it's upswept lines and use of glass, the Astro, formerly Conrad's, still serves the Los Feliz community at large. Conrad's was designed by Armet & Davis back in 1958.





Jack's Salad Bowl (Demolished)
Whittier, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Jack's Salad Bowl was built in the late 1950's by the late Martin Stern, Jr., who is also well known for having commissioned various Las Vegas landmarks such as The Mint and the International Hotel as well as Ships Coffee Shop.

Unfortunately, Jack's Salad Bowl is history.

See Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures remembrance of Jack's Salad Bowl.









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