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January 27, 2020

24 Cool Pics Show the Inside of American Cafeterias in the 1950s and ’60s

A set of cool pics that shows what the inside of American cafeterias looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

Wisconsin. Nu-Cafe, Augusta

Arizona. Ferguson's Cafeteria, Phoenix

California. Canfield's Big Rock Cafe, Malibu

California. Ontra Cafeteria, Los Angeles

California. Ontra Cafeteria, Los Angeles

Florida. Driftwood Cafeteria, Orlando

Florida. Driftwood Cafeteria, Seminole

Florida. Driftwood Cafeteria, St. Petersburg

Florida. Driftwood Cafeteria, St. Petersburg

Florida. Garden Cafeteria, St. Petersburg

Florida. Harvest House Cafeterias, St. Petersburg

Florida. S & S Cafeterias, Daytona Beach

Florida. St. Clair's Boulevard Cafeteria, Miami

Idaho. Lu's Broken Wheel Cafe and Lounge, Kellogg

Illinois. Hellas Cafe, Chicago

Illinois. Mark Twain Cafe & Cocktail Lounge, Cairo

Indiana. Mangas Famous Cafeteria, Elwood

Maine. Boone's Cafeteria, Portland

Maryland. Cafe Fleur de Lis, Potomac

Maryland. Harvest House Cafeteria, Baltimore

Michigan. Schensul's Cafeteria, Kalamazoo

Nevada. Slim Olson's Cafe, Elko

New York. Cafe Falls Building, Niagara Falls

Oklahoma. Glass House Cafeteria, Vinita


  1. 1st picture: Not a cafeteria.

  2. Notice that every table has an ashtray.
    I was born in the early 50s and I hated smoking from my first memories.
    I hated eating at diners because you could end up being surrounded by smokers.
    Rant now over.




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