Clifton’s Cafeteria

Despite an unassuming exterior, Clifton’s Cafeteria is a magical redwood-themed restaurant inside. Inspired by California’s national parks, Clifton’s is a wonderland of fake trees and river streams surrounding its two stories of tables. If the food is not particularly innovative, it owes to the fact that the menu remains largely unchanged from the forties, when Clifton’s first opened. But the cuisine is somewhat beside the point, as anything your grandkids order is sure to taste good while admiring the recreated majesty of nature. Be sure to look on the second floor for Nature’s Cathedral, a hollow redwood with a recorded sermon on earth’s beauty that plays when you press a button.

Contact number: (213) 627-1673

Location: “648 South Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807”

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