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The 917 (K)afe in Carson offers indoor and outdoor lunchtime dining, with excellent views of the surrounding Porsche Experience Center.

By Doug Stokes

Fri, Apr 9, 2021 02:08 PM PST

Only in LA can one have a mixed drink* and a burger while watching people do heroic (and maybe a few silly) things with the best of the best Porsche sports cars.

The 917 (K)afe is coincidentally located at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson directly across the 405 freeway from where the iconic Goodyear Blimp hangs out when it’s not flying over a football stadium or a golf course.

The restaurant is very cool place for lunch. It’s also a great place to sport that new distressed wild camel leather jacket, those retro stringback “shorty” driving gloves, and the classic grey-green tint aviator shades that just arrived from A Touch of Modern the other day.  

917 (K)afe menu

As far as what’s for lunch, the house special 917 Burger w/blue cheese (22) ** is one the faves on the compact, but tasty-sounding bill of fare. Here’s the scoop on the spot, we’ll see ya there some afternoon!

The 917 (K)afe is now open to the public with available indoor and outdoor dining. While enjoying your meal, you are also treated to a front row view of the Porsche driver development track.

The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday, and the third Sunday of the month. Hours are from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended, which you can do so HERE.

For more information, visit

*like the 917 Old Fashioned that consists of: “brown butter-infused bourbon, orange peel, angostura bitters, and a luxardo cherry”.

**no dollar signs proffered or needed … if you have to ask, you might be in the wrong joint.

About The Author

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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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