The location: King's Bay Café
A. A restaurant at a marina.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is Schooner or Later, the same seaside café that they used last season (the 7th) as the spot where
A popular breakfast & lunch spot, you'll find it at the Alamitos Marina, at 241 N. Marina Drive, in Long Beach, CA.
Both the interior and exterior
shots for the scene were filmed on location here. The restaurant
has a small enclosed diner area (with a counter), as well as a large,
popular patio overlooking the marina.
(And yes, they do have a jukebox - although I'm not sure if it contains that Mama Cass tune.
Still, it can be a little tricky
to find at the marina. It's on Marina Drive, but that's not terribly
helpful, since there is more than one Marina Drive at the marina.
This is situated at a major bend
in Marina Drive where it goes from being called North Marina Drive to
where it's renamed East Marina Drive... That's just south of Studebaker Road.
The restaurant is sort of hidden
away, in the back corner of a large, low blue building called the
Alamitos Bay Marina Center (which houses a number of yacht &
There is a sign out by the road, if you look for it, but its southeast of the actual location.
So what kind of restaurant is
Schooner or Later? Well, since it's situated right on the water at the
marina, next to the boats in the marina, and as you might expect, it's a casual spot -- mostly patio seating,
specializing in breakfast & lunch (and drinks, of course).
I shot the photos below in 2012.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. I had just done a page on Schooner or Later last season, and have been there on occasion, so it was easy to recognize.
(Plus, Suzi sent me that photo you see above...)
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