Perhaps it isn't a phenomenon unique to
California, or even the U.S., but
California does have its share of biker
bars where cold brews and a parking lot
with ample room for classic, custom and
off-the-shelf motorcycles are are
welcome to park. Walkers in San Pedro
near Point Fermin Park is one such place
where you can usually count on a weekend
show of marvelous machines parked
in the front of the scenic place
many stories to tell. Many come for
special events and free summer concerts
held in the park,
With a couple
outdoor tables and indoor seating for
around 25 -40, weekends bring the crowds
to Walkers Cafe, while week days provide
a more relaxed, less crowded air.
Like Mother's in Orange County, the
bikers love this place, though anyone
can wander in and grab a meal. Harleys
are the most prominent bike in the lot,
and you'll see parades of them pull in
and out on nice weekends.
There are memory photos on
the walls, green tile flooring with
checkered patterns that contain lighter
squares, and mostly unmatched wood tables,
benches and chairs that are quite solid.
Brown wood paneling goes half way up the
wall, and the ceiling is light painted
wood paneling. The decor is era (not
sure which), and the
place is clean. The food is really
affordable and cooked on site, fresh.
The brews are cold and the park across
the street is one of the nicest
ocean-front parks in California.
History: There's a reason that cafe
serves a Bessie Burger! A young
Oklahoma native, Bessie Logan, moved to San Pedro
at the age of 22. She met, then
married sailor, Ray Walker. The
couple purchased a walk-up, 14-stool, sit-down, outside bar called Cuddles. The combination storeroom/apartment was converted to a dining room with the front extended.
The new space was renamed Walkers Cafe.
Bessie continued to run the cafe for
over 30 years after Ray died. She passed
away in 1996. In July 1997 the
liquor license to serve beer at
Walkers Cafe was issued to Audrey &
The place bills itself as the only
40's homestyle cooking cafe in San Pedro
with Catalina views.
On the menu: Walker's has a decent size menu of lunch and breakfast items with lots of specials.
My favorites is the Bessie burger served
with great french fries.
BREAKFAST: Omelets for
breakfast, Bacon & eggs, French Toast
Eggs any style and Biscuits n gravy
SIDE ORDERS: Ham, bacon,
sausage, hash browns, or chicken
SOUPS: Most times you'll find
options such as Clam Chowder, Chili &
Beans, Beef Stew, Vegetable Soup, Lima
Bean Soup & Sourdough
hamburger, cheeseburger, grilled cheese,
hot dog, corn dog, BBQ Beef, Bacon
Burger or Avocado Burgers. Ham Sandwich,
Grilled Cheese & Ham, Bacon & Egg
Sandwich, Fried Egg Sandwich, Tuna
Sandwich and even Peanut Butter & Jelly!
BEVERAGE: Beer is sold by the
glass, pitcher or bottle, and the place
makes milk shakes and rootbeer floats.