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Clifton's Republic

Clifton's, the world's largest public cafeteria and California's lone survivor from the Golden Age of Cafeterias, is the culmination of five generations of dining innovation.


About Clifton's Living History Tour

"Clifton's Living History Tour" is a guided excursion through the world-renowned "Clifton's Republic" cafeteria. Established in 1935, this landmark eatery has stood the test of time, being a bastion of escapism, inspiration and comfort food for countless Angelinos. Let me share it with you!

(NOTE: this is guided tour of the historical landmark, the cafeteria itself is closed for renovation)

Join us and let our tour guide give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the one and only “forest oasis in an urban jungle”.

Learn how Clifton’s came to be in Los Angeles’s historic core today. Visit some of Clifton’s most iconic rooms including, Forest Glen, the Treetops Bar and the Pacific Seas.
Audience interaction and visual guides will be used for this tour.


  • Meet: The welcome desk at Clifton’s Republic, next to The Old Mill marketplace.
  • Park in the parking structure above the Burlington Coat Factory across the street from Clifton’s Republic. The welcome desk will be in front of you as you walk in.
  • Terrain: About four flights of stairs.
  • Length of Tour: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Cost: Tickets $10

Ray Bradbury: The Brown Room at Clifton's

Legendary author Ray Bradbury describes what it was like when the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society met at Clifton's Cafeteria in the 1930s.


Every Saturday at Noon and 2pm

648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA

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