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Water Lily Cafe

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Seafood, Coffee Shop, International, Delicatessen, Healthy
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120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3159
(310) 455-0401
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Simple but hearty menu and kombucha on tap. What is there not to like? This is a great place to stop by after hiking the Topanga or Malibu State parks. And you can sit outside and watch the locals do their thing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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The Bay Area
Good for:
  • Families with children
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The Bay Area
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Simple but hearty menu and kombucha on tap. What is there not to like? This is a great place to stop by after hiking the Topanga or Malibu State parks. And you can sit outside and watch the locals do their thing.

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Todos Santos
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213 reviews 213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Water Lily Cafe is one of those charming little spots to grab a quick bite and not make a big deal over it. Always dependable for a good lunch or just tea and dessert. I've had many a casual business meeting there, and have seen others doing the same. You just order and seat yourself....easy and comfortable, and quick.

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Topanga, CA
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26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This little place is delightful to visit when you come back from a hike in Topanga State park and are thirsty and want a little snack or something along these lines. the waiters can be a little slow but hey L.A.-people: it IS Topanga, hippie-country so leave your pushiness at home!!

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Topanga, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Water Lily has delicious fresh salads (my favorites are the one with the red pesto dressing), and many sandwich options. They now have gluten-free bread which is a big plus for me. There is not much room to sit or ambience (in a small shopping mall) but this is a great lunch spot.

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Topanga, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

With a much better culture, environment, food, atmosphere and free wifi, the only reason to ever choose Water Lily over Mimosa is only because you did not know Mimosa exist.

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Canoga Park, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I love to stop here after yoga class next at door at Yoga Desa and grab an ice cold soy latte. I also really enjoy their veggie burger. Nothing fancy, just a great little lunch place! Perfect to grab some sandwiches and head for a hike in the canyon!

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The South
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Great sandwiches and really great people. Husband loved their coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

Excellent food and drink!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

Excellent food and drink!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3159
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (310) 455-0401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Coffee Shop, International, Delicatessen, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?