Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Time Has Come

I read online the other day that Tokyo 7-7 Coffee Shop, located in an alley in downtown Culver City is closing. December 18th is it's last day, after 30 years of operation. I've only been here once. It was mediocre at best. I do see why people loved this place though. It's cheap, cheap, cheap, homey, clean and did I say the prices were cheap?
I had lunch here about a year ago after walking past the place for years. I ordered some sort of Japanese beef and vegetable concoction on white rice. Simple and kinda' like Mom used to make....from the canned food section at Safeway.

questionable lunch
I am sorry that I never ordered breakfast here. The breakfast looked a bit fresher and of course, inexpensive!

Portuguese Sausage and Rice with Eggs

The little Tokyo 7-7 shack seems like it was tacked on to the building that fronts Main St. It's definitely mid-20th century in design. The interior is typical coffee shop style, a counter, tables and lots of veneer wood paneling.

The waitresses are nice and very efficient. I'm sure this was a crowded place for lunch in it's heyday with the locals. So, if you're looking for a homey and inexpensive meal, get on over to Tokyo 7-7 before December 18th.

Across the street and down the alley from the historic Culver Hotel

Downtown Culver City has become an entertainment and dining mecca. There are lots of high-end spots there now where once stood low-end, family restaurants and thrift shops. Who knows what uber-fancy wine bar will be taking the place of Tokyo 7-7?
Tokyo 7-7 Coffee Shop
3839 Main St, Ste B, Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-5728

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At 1:46 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats close to Titos Tacos. The best taco joint! Everytime we come in throug LAX, we stop at Titos! Jason

At 2:13 PM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

I agree with you about Titos, Jason! The tacos AND the enchiladas are yummy!


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