You Think We’re Obsessed with Coffee Today?
Too Bad These Places Weren’t Next Door to Each Other!

(Left) Wilshire Coffee Pot restaurant, c1930 (located at 8601 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) and (right) the Coffee Cup Cafe, c1920 (8901 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles). Photos via the Los Angeles Public Library.

But no, they’re not now 7-Elevens. 8601 Wilshire Blvd. is an apartment building, and 8901 Pico Blvd. is a Wells Fargo bank branch.


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