Having crept up too close to the era of bad dull matches, let us fall back into the comforting arms of the coffee-shop classics.

Tick on it does, but the restaurants are gone. According to Americansuburb.com, the Tick Tock is no more:

"The Toluca Lake version of the longtime Hollywood landmark was at 10123 Riverside Drive. Repeat customers loved the hot rolls."

And first-time customers were largely indifferent?