The Room Tour of San Francisco (with food!), Part 4

See Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 from January 2019

And we’re back! I finally hit the last place on our list of sites from everyone’s favorite bad movie The Room: the cafe where the “how about something like cheesecake”/“how’s your sex life” conversation takes place between Mark and Johnny.

 Gif: Johnny is sitting in a cafe by the window. He asks Mark, “so, how’s your sex life?”

Gif: Johnny is sitting in a cafe by the window. He asks Mark, “so, how’s your sex life?”

The cafe is now Pizza Zone (or Beach Street Pizza), which sells pizza by the slice. Tommy Wiseau apparently still owns the building, which was the home of Street Fashions USA. The building still has a giant pair of jeans and an equally poster of The Room, but is now home to a gun supply store as well as this pizza place. 

The exterior of the former Street Fashions USA building. In the right corner, you can see Pizza Zone, a pizza by the slice place that is where the cafe scene in The Room was filmed. The exterior of the building has a sculpture of pair of larger-than-life blue jeans and a giant movie poster of The Room, featuring star/director/writer Tommy Wiseau’s smirking/scowling face.
The exterior of the former Street Fashions USA building. In the right corner, you can see Pizza Zone, a pizza by the slice place that is where the cafe scene in The Room was filmed. The exterior of the building has a sculpture of pair of larger-than-life blue jeans and a giant movie poster of The Room, featuring star/director/writer Tommy Wiseau’s smirking/scowling face.

The pizza is, well, pizza—cheese or pepperoni by the slice. It was like 80 degrees that day, plus the seats inside were occupied (and I couldn’t get a good photo), so we opted to sit outside away from the pizza oven. Less iconic, but certainly cooler.

The window of Pizza Zone, which reads, “Pizza by the slice” and an illustration of a pizza slice. (I added a sticker of the character Moon from LINE grinning deviously.)
The window of Pizza Zone, which reads, “Pizza by the slice” and an illustration of a pizza slice. (I added a sticker of the character Moon from LINE grinning deviously.)
A slice of cheese pizza from Pizza Zone on paper plate.
Classic.

If you’re not into pizza, though, there’s a ice-cream sandwich place called The Baked Bear close by—so basically bait for my partner. I mean, what’s with the sprinkles? The warmed cookies? The fact there’s a bear on the sign? 

Also, I’m pretty sure the bear in the logo is copying Tommy Wiseau’s classic sunglasses look:

An ice cream sandwich with two peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies, coffee ice cream, and rainbow sprinkles. The sign in the background says The Baked Bear Premium Ice Cream Sandwiches and shows a blue cartoon bear with sunglasses eating an ice cream sandwich.
An ice cream sandwich with two peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies, coffee ice cream, and rainbow sprinkles. The sign in the background says The Baked Bear Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches and shows a blue cartoon bear with sunglasses eating an ice cream sandwich.

Since this was the last stop on our The Room tour, I’ll cover our other meals and destinations in another post(s).

Bye, Denny!

With many thanks to my partner Robin and their mom for helping me get to the final location on my list; to Adam Hollett’s tour guide of The Room locations;  and to my Patreon patrons. Next time I go to San Francisco, maybe I’ll try to eat my way through Vertigo or Tales of the City! 

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