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Local Restaurants

Latest information on local restaurants and take-out services

Last updated 8/21/2020

Cafe 27, 1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., is taking phone orders for its daytime menu, 8 am-6 pm, Tuesday-Sunday. No delivery at this time, but pickup is quick and contact free.  A breakfast burrito and a side of the cafe’s special patatas bravas 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 is open! Call ahead if you’d like to secure a table. See the menu at, call to order: 727 279-5559.

The Canyon Bistro, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., continues to offer formal takeout dinners with a special menu found on their website. However, the Bistro is now open for limited social distance dining! Calling ahead to reserve a table for Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner. “We want to let our customers know that we have always maintained a highly sanitary environment. Employees are washing their hands more, sanitizing our work space constantly, 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.

La Chingona Tacos, 525 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., arguably makes the best tacos anywhere. Adriana Lemus cooks roadside at Jalan Jalan on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5 pm – 8 pm 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:, call or email her to order. 310-433-0136,

Mimosa Cafe is open again and taking orders for breakfast, lunch and hot and cold beverages, from 7 am-2 pm, weekdays, and 8 am-3 pm weekends. Customers can order online or at the counter for takeout only.

Rocco’s Cucina, 17332 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, is the perfect answer for anyone longing for pizza and pasta. The family-run restaurant brings Topanga orders to the Pine Tree Circle parking lot for pick up Monday-Friday, 5-6:30 pm. Check the website for menu and order time cutoff for delivery.

Topanga Living Cafe offers phone and online ordering, takeout and delivery from 9 am- 3 pm. Enjoy their signature Topanga-themed smoothies, pastries, and classic California breakfast and lunch options., or 310-455-9888

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. “Payment will be taken over the phone, and delivery won’t involve any hand shakes,” 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!”

The Old Place Hey Topanga!  Our good canyon friends, the Runyon family, own The Old Place which is open for take-out Thursday-Sunday from 12 pm- 6 pm. While they are only offering take-out, they have plenty of tables out on the property for you to sit at to enjoy your meal. Old Truck Coffee is also open for take-out from 9 am- 1 pm on Thursday-Sunday, too.

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 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. (310) 752-6409. Located behind the Post Office in the Center, in the building once occupied by Roccos, 123 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga.