Cafe Frankenstein, When a Cappuccino was 70 Cents


Here’s something truly awesome: A menu for the Cafe Frankenstein in Laguna Beach with artwork by Burt Shonberg, listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $125.  I wrote about Cafe Frankenstein in 2011 when a group of slides was listed for sale. And in the Beat Era, a cappuccino was 70 cents ($5.69 USD 2015).

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1 Response to Cafe Frankenstein, When a Cappuccino was 70 Cents

  1. Earl Boebert says:

    Wow, 70 cents. L.A. sure was expensive then. An espresso at Il Piccolo in Berkeley was 25 cents at roughly the same time, IIRC. And Pauline Kael’s Cinema Guild and Studio was just across the street, showing classic films for about the same amount.


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