The "cafe" moniker is misleading: This former business appears, still, in at least one online listing of gentleman's clubs, albeit in the tamer-sounding "go-go" category rather than "bikini" or "nude." The address — beside a tire-repair shop, across the street from a rail yard, and a short drive from the turnpike — would also have been a suitably gritty setting for the pocket of Caribbean eateries on my custom map of the day. These, however, were nowhere to be found.
Brown Derby Cafe
Surviving signage above 645 Magnolia Ave. (at Trumbull St.), Elizabeth, New Jersey