Saturday, July 12, 2014
Hoffman's Cafeteria on Collins Avenue
Before it was the Warsaw Ballroom or Jerry's Famous Deli, the iconic building at Collins Avenue and Espanola Way on Miami Beach was home to Hoffman's Cafeteria.
During World War II when the Army trained pilots on Miami Beach, Hoffman's, and three other Miami Beach restaurants, were taken over by the military and used as mess halls for cadets.
Miami Daily News, April 7, 1942: Army Takes Over Hoffman's, and 3 other Miami Beach restaurants
Miami Daily News, Feb. 7, 1954: Cafeteria Pay Hiked on Beach
Miami.com: Jerry's Famous Deli on South Beach is now closed