Mudcat Café message #4009436 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154778   Message #4009436
Posted By: GUEST,Hansen
18-Sep-19 - 11:20 AM
Thread Name: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Subject: RE: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Visited the Blue Grotto on Fairfax once or twice. Got questioned by the police once while there. They wondered about a 15 year old kid hangin' out at whatever time it was but no laws were being broken. Also recall the Fifth Estate although I only remembered the name when I saw it. Never went there. There was a coffee house up on Cahuenga that we visited. A couple of guys approached us, asked about transportation and said they would guide us to a place better than the sidewalk in front of Canters. Place on Cahuenga was maybe called the Omnibus, something like that. I remember this older Jewish guy, very white complexion and close cropped hair with pattern baldness. He used to stand around in front of Canters. Took me a while to figure out he was Jewish, maybe 20/30 years or so but he must have been. Hollywood was quite the place in the 60s to make new friends and get your mind expanded. From Hullabaloo to Canters and places in between--loved it.