Tick Tock Tea Room at 1716 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, 1950

Tick Tock Tea Room at 1716 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, 1950When I started researching bars, nightclubs and restaurants popular during the years the Garden of Allah Hotel was open, one of the names that appeared regularly in memoirs and autobiographies was the Tick Tock Tea Room at 1716 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood. This shot is from around 1950, but it was open a long time, from 1934 to 1988 and seemed to be everybody’s perennial favorite. I guess it’s because they served hearty comfort food quickly and cheaply to people living in an increasingly busy, urban, and sprawling metropolis. They also became famous for their famous sticky orange rolls that people couldn’t get enough of.Tick Tock Tea Room menu ticktockmenu2Tick Tock Tea Room, Hollywood ticktocktearm_pc_front_d2Tick Tock Tea Room, Hollywood Tick Tock Tea Room, Hollywood Tick Tock Tea Room, Hollywood

For more information, see: The Tick Tock Tea Room: Comfort Food From An Uncomfortable Era

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3 Responses to Tick Tock Tea Room at 1716 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, 1950

  1. I remember the Tick Tock with such fondness. Went there often in the day. Love, Lou.

  2. Jerry Selmer says:

    Before we were married, my wife and I spent many of our Friday and Saturday night dates in Hollywood. This was in the 1950’s when it was a fun place to go. The Tick Tock was always a favorite destination. The food was always good and no one could ever resist the sticky orange rolls. It was a sad day for many people when the owner decided to close the restaurant and move to New York City to open up a soup kitchen for the homeless. Perhaps a noble purpose, but those of us who had been loyal customers were generally not impressed with his altruism.

  3. PDQ says:

    From KCET’s website, here’s the recipe for those Orange Sticky Rolls:
    https://www.kcet.org/food/weekend-recipe-orange-sticky-rolls