The Coffee Shop
one side of this arcade is the hotel Coffee Shop,
a very clever and striking room with cafeteria service.
This room has a color scheme of blue and yellow with
cream colored walls and ceiling. The cafeteria counter
is of brilliant blue tile set in yellow cement. The
chairs are blue enamel with yellow decoration, and
the tables are yellow enamel with blue decorations.
An interesting thing about the tables is that they
are equipped with rubber tops in an imitation of black
and white marble, thus eliminating the clatter of
dishes and silver upon them, while at the same time
giving a very handsome effect. The counters, pastry
cases and other fixtures which are built into the
rooms are of blue enamel with delicate yellow decoration.
The room is a long and narrow one, in which the effect
of greater width has been produced by the use of mirror
panels on the columns and post."
The Coffee Shop's blue tile counter was furnished
with the latest and most approved equipment including
salad pans, display shelving, triple nickel silver
slide rails, steam table, ice cream and milk cabinet
and coffee urns. Back of this cafeteria counter was
a small separate kitchen where as much as possible
of the preparation of hot foods and salads was performed.
An entire separate dishwashing pantry with separate
machines for washing china, glass, and silver handled
the soiled dishes of the cafeteria. Separating the
tables from the counter line was a series of black
guard rail posts hung with silk canary cord, matching
the banding of the tile on the counter.