The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #154778   Message #4067665
Posted By: cnd
07-Aug-20 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Subject: RE: The Blue Grotto Coffeehouse Los Angeles
Assuming this (link) source is correct when it says "During the mid-1980's, the spot switched from selling coffee to steel belted radials in the form of Atlantic Tire and Auto Service, where it currently remains," you can see what currently remains of the buildings exterior here.

According to an article here (link) it was opened originally at 1010/1012 N. Fairfax on December 12th, 1964 by Don Pine and Harold Kisneff. Apparently, it was already the New Blue Grotto by 1968 according to searches I made.

Another Blue Grotto Coffee House opened at 1038 N. Fairfax some time before October 1970 (source).

Unfortunately, no more pictures. But a little information never hurts