Historic Roy's Cafe and Motel

Roy’s Cafe and Motel, on historic US66, in Amboy, California, is legendary.

First, it was the place to stop for water, food, or gas, on Route 66 the main route between Needles, California and Los Angeles, California.

In the 70's, Interstate 40 across the Mojave Desert was finished and opened and Amboy went from being a well-known roadside stop to being 12 miles, each way, out of the way. Roy’s business instantly withered with the bypass, and ultimately, Roy’s Cafe and Motel closed.

Roy’s and Amboy’s fate is somewhat ironic because it was only US66’s realignment away from now-ghost town Goffs, California, that made Amboy into a viable location.

The back-in-time vive given off by Roy’s Cafe and Motel continues to draw visitors and film makers. Movies in which Roy’s plays a prominent role include: The Hitcher, Kalifornia, and Beneath The Dark.

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In 2009, we were privileged to have our photo, 'Roy’s Cafe', win an honorable mention at the Orange County, California, Fair. During the fair, the photo was favorably mentioned in the Orange County Register’s review of meritorious various photos displayed at the Fair that year. What makes our prints unique over the variety of conventional cookie-cutter Roy's Cafe prints available on the web are our use of selective colorization, strong saturated colors combined and unusual compositions.

The Roy's Collection is a three-print set anchored around our widely recognized, award-winning "Roy's Cafe" print (the “classic”). Supporting the classic print are: 1) a full color image of the Roy's Cafe boomerang sign, backed by cloudy desert sky, and 2) a black, white and blue selective colorization of the Roy's Cafe roadside cabins.

Framing is not included in these prices. Please contact us for framing options and estimated costs.

THE LOW RESOLUTION BANDING SHOWN IN THE THUMB-NAILS WILL NOT BE IN THE FINAL PRINT. ALL PRINTS ARE RETURNABLE FOR ANY REASON (HOWEVER, THE ENTIRE SET MUST BE RETURNED FOR REFUND).

Note these images are not available at this time.