Kalisa's La Ida Cafe

Kalisa's La Ida Cafe (HM1JR4)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 37.052', W 121° 54.106'

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Kalisa Moore, known as "Queen of Cannery Row," was born in Latvia and came to America after WWII. She bridged the eras, opening her gourmet restaurant when most of the canneries had closed.

Over the years "Kalisa's" became a bohemian coffee house where artists, writers and poets "hung out." Her weekend cabaret was bustling with musicians, dancers and occasionally celebrities from the Monterey Jazz Festival.>br>

As time passed and Cannery Row was reborn, Kalisa became a major factor in retaining memories of Steinbecks's era, promoting tourism and commerce as the President of the Cannery Row Foundation.

For fifty years she was a friend to the famous and a mother to the needy with a local following who knew and loved her.

Kalisa's La Ida Cafe was a very special time and place, and Kalisa wil always be remembered as "Queen of Cannery Row."
HM NumberHM1JR4
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Date Added Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598205 N 4053006
Decimal Degrees36.61753333, -121.90176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.052', W 121° 54.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 3.12" N, 121° 54' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 851 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, US
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