Cafe 50’s Provides Genuine 50’s Feel

By Kayry Gonzalez

Ironically, Café 50’s is not a restaurant that originated in the 50’s – although the creator did. It is a 50’s-themed restaurant. Founder Craig Martin, who grew up in Germany, was always captivated by American Rock & Roll, sparking his interest in opening a classic and uniquely charming diner. The charming ambiance and succulent food will captivate any guest.

Upon entering the restaurant, an amiable waiter or waitress offers you to take a seat of your choice. Inside seating provides a circular table with comfy red seats or even a counter seat with a view of the kitchen.

One of the best, if not the best, factors of the restaurant is the ambiance. The walls are brightly decorated with posters of singers, politics and other popular art pieces pertaining to the 50’s. Classic oldies, rock & roll, and “doo-wop” are played aloud via a jukebox to capture the authentic 50’s feel, causing the casual head bob while perusing the menu.

The "California Burger" order (Photo: Kayry Gonzalez)
The “California Burger” was a hearty meal, but perfect for those who enjoy quality entrees.  Photographer: Kayry Gonzalez ’16

Upon my visit with my little brother, I ordered a “California Burger”  from the Burgers section. It was delicately topped with avocado, mozzarella cheese and tomato. We also ordered a “Jr. Hamburger.” The side order of french fries was a perfect, salty addition to accompany the delectable burgers.

The wait time was brief, but there weren’t many other people there since it was particularly late on a school night. In any case, our food arrived hot and appetizing. The first bite of my burger was deliciously touched with melted mozzarella.

Their extensive list of famous shakes made me leave regretting I had not ordered one, but now I know for next time.

Café 50’s has become one of my favorite restaurants. It is a must-try for those wishing to indulge into true 50’s culture and food.

Featured Image: The facade of Cafe 50’s resembles a traditional 50’s diner. Photographer: Kayry Gonzalez ’16