It really exists! The 1950s diner featured on the cover of Elton's new album, Songs from the West Coast, is. Rae's on 2901 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, USA.
The bar has featured in the 1980s TV series The Wonder Years.
It has maintained its original facade and interior, spanning 40 years of careful attendance.
"Rae's" is open daily from 5.30 am to 10.30 pm. Phone: (310) 828-7937.