Johnie's Coffee Shop officially closed in 2000, but the building has survived because, not surprisingly, like so many spots in Los Angeles there was interest in using it as a backdrop in films and television. This coffee shop has appeared in music videos from Tom Petty's Swingin to Reba McEntire's Somebody. It has also appeared in movies like Volcano, The Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, and Gone in 60 Seconds just to name a few.
Tom Petty - Swingin - filmed at Johnie's Coffee Shop.
Scene from The Big Lebowski filmed at Johnie's Coffee Shop.
Reba McEntire - Somebody - filmed at Johnie's Coffee Shop.