Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

The Egg and Eye restaurant, circa 1970

The Egg and Eye, at 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, was founced by Edith R. Wyle (1918-1999) in 1965. Wyle was an artist who combined a popular restaurant (with an all omelet menu) with displays of internation folk art and crafts. In 1973 it evolved into what is known today as the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM).

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8 Responses to The Egg and Eye restaurant, circa 1970

  1. Glenda says:

    I loved this restaurant! When I came to California in 1974 I lived in Marina del Rey and would drive to The Egg and I at least once a month, sometimes twice. Aside from the delicious omelets my favorite was Fruit Soup. I’d never seen it on a menu before or since, but it became a staple of mine and an entertaining favorite. I miss this place.

  2. Harry says:

    I’ve lived on the Miracle Mile for 54 years, and I’m ashamed to say that I never visited the “Egg and The Eye” – I always thought it was just a museum,
    never realizing it was also a restaurant ! Sometimes you don’t miss something until it’s gone. Shame, shame on me !

    Yankee Dog

  3. gerald carrington says:

    I am black, I was 18 years old in 1969, I worked at IBM next door to the coconut grove, I was born in Charleston, S.C…. I was living in my first apt. in Compton Ca. I met and fell in love with a white lady who was a few years older than myself. Ms. Robinnett lived two blocks away the Egg and the Eye. She took me there and that was the first time I had ever been in a nice restaurant. We went to eat every Saturday and Sunday for years. If anyone have a copy of that I would love to have a copy. geraldcarrington@yahoo.com I am also on facebook… thank you.

  4. gerald carrington says:

    I forgot to say Menu…

  5. Jaime Casilas says:

    My name is Jaime Casillas, I love The egg and the eye Craft and Folk Art Museum. I was 12 years old, My dad use to work there as a carpenter back in the 1980’s. My dad’s name is Jorge Casillas and His boss name is Patrick, I don’t remember His last name but my dad’s job was to remodel the Museum for new events for the mask festival. I love… those omelettes they had different types and they were very good, Also the mask events festival was so…nice. My dad use to take me to help out for the events. I’m 49 years old now and I sure… remember those good old times.

  6. Julia Tyson La Grua says:

    I worked at the restaurant in the mid eighties when Ian Barrington owned it. The Craft and Folk Art Museum was downstairs. Ian was the greatest guy, such a fun job. We served mainly omelets (and the best curried chicken salad) and were packed every lunch and all weekend.

  7. Elliot Mass says:

    Back in the very early 1970’s my girlfriends mother IDA Rose took Lisa and me there.
    I had an Indonesian Egg Omelet (very crunchy peanut butter in plain English) Wonderful ambiance and very good coffee and breads with the butter melted and cooled into small artsy cups. Have a lot of good memories from there.

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