Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mama's Royal Cafe, Too

Huevos Rancheros lunch for Susan Ford
After 37 years, Mama's Royal Cafe in Oakland is closing.

The Urban Sketchers visited this Bay Area institution one more time and bid a sad farewell to the 1950s aprons and melamine teacup displays, the paper napkin art, the Huevos Rancheros!

While we were eating and sketching, one of the owners wandered about with a contractor, and in that moment, demise was palpable. If you love this place like we do, go NOW before you drive by one day and see an empty hole where Mama used to be! It's imminent and if you think someone's going to buy it and carry on Mama's fine and funky tradition, you misunderstand capitalism.


  1. Tile floor turned out beautifully!

  2. Golly what a lovely memory your "sketch" provides. Love the patterning.


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