“The past is a foreign country,” author L.P. Hartley famously wrote in his book The Go-Between. Perhaps that’s why we hold on to the postcards…
Cafe 27 serves a unique blend of different styles of food, including Indian, American, and Italian. No delivery at this time, but pickup is quick and contact free. A breakfast burrito, or maybe some brioche French toast would make any work-from-home morning that much more pleasant. Pick up one of their classic burgers—California, veggie, or bleu, for an early dinner. Limited social distance dining with a lovely Topanga view is open now! Call ahead if you’d like to secure a table. See the menu at www.cafe-27.com, call to order: 424-272-7181, 1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
The Canyon Bistro continues to offer formal takeout dinners with a special menu found on their website. The Bistro is also now open for limited social distance dining! Call ahead to reserve a table, though keep in mind they will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. “We want to let our customers know that we have always maintained a highly sanitary environment…and overall being vigilant about cleanliness. We are confident in our preparation and welcome you soon!” Takeout times are 11:30 – 3:30 pm for lunch, 4 – 9 pm for dinner. Orders can be picked up inside, or paid for by credit card by phone and delivered curbside. www.canyonbistrotopanga.com 310-455-7800 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
La Chingona Tacos, arguably makes the best tacos anywhere– and they’re gluten and dairy free! Adriana Lemus cooks roadside at Jalan Jalan on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 4 pm to 8 pm. She is so grateful to the canyon for supporting her taco kit delivery service during the last two months, but she’s happy now to be back to her usual taco stand at Jalan Jalan. Check Lemus’ Instagram account for changes and announcements: www.instagram.com/lachingonatacos/, call or email her to order. 310-433-0136, firstname.lastname@example.org. 525 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
Cafe Mimosa is open again and taking orders for breakfast, lunch and hot and cold beverages, from 7 am-2 pm, weekdays, and 8 am-4 pm weekends. Mimosa has also started selling some handcrafted gift items by local artists available to purchase in-store! Customers can order food and beverages online or at the counter for takeout only. www.cafemimosatopanga.com 310-455-4341, 395 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
Rocco’s Cucina, is the perfect answer for anyone longing for pizza and pasta. The family-run restaurant brings Topanga orders to the PineTree Circle parking lot for pick up Monday-Friday, 5-6:30 pm. Check the website for menu and order time cutoff for delivery. www.roccospalisades.com 310-573-3727, 17332 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades
Topanga Living Cafe offers phone and online ordering, takeout and delivery. Open 8 am- 3 pm daily, and until 4 pm on weekends. Enjoy their signature Topanga-themed smoothies, pastries, and classic California breakfast and lunch options. www.topangalivingcafe.com 310-455-9888, 1704 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
Waterlily Cafe is still offering their full breakfast and lunch menu, including homemade soups and the cafe’s much-loved salads. Delivery within a five-mile radius of the restaurant is free for orders of $20 and up. The cut-off time is 2 pm. The Waterlily website states: “We are a family owned business that needs your support in these stressful times. Every purchase you make helps us pay the rent, helps our employees keep their jobs, and keeps the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker (our suppliers) from losing their businesses as well!” www.waterlilycafe.com 310-455-0401, 120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga.
The Old Place. Hey Topanga! Our good canyon friends, the Runyon family, own The Old Place which is open for take-out on Thursdays 3 pm-7:30 pm, Fridays 12 pm-7:30 pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 9 am- 7:30 pm. While they are only offering take-out, they have plenty of shaded tables out on the property for you to sit at to enjoy your meal. Old Truck Coffee is also open for take-out on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am- 2 pm. Menu at places.singleplatform.com 818-706-9001, 29983 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills.
NEW! Endless Color Opened August 20, 2020 this high-end pizza and beer (a wine list, too) place has people waiting in line outside its doors. The website is not fully developed yet, so beyond a menu of red pizza and white, we don’t know too much yet. Waiting for the reviews! Open 4pm –10pm daily. www.endlesscolortopanga.com 310-752-6409, 123 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga.
Inn of the Seventh Ray – Gather your family and friends together at the beautiful Inn of the Seventh Ray to enjoy a magical Thanksgiving feast. You can choose between a vegetarian or traditional 5-course meal. Tickets are now on sale for parties of 6 or less. The Inn of the Seventh Ray is open every day for breakfast and lunch from 9am-3pm, and dinner from 5:30pm-9:30pm (open till 10pm on Fridays and weekends). To make a reservation, email email@example.com 310-455-1311, 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga.
Cholada – Cholada is a beautiful, little, beachy Thai food restaurant that resides right on the PCH just north of Topanga Canyon Blvd. The Tom Kah soup is positively to die for, and you can even order a whole, fresh coconut to enjoy at your leisure. Newly available online ordering. www.choladathaicuisine.com 310-317-0026, 18763 Pacific Coast Hwy.