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Water Lily Cafe

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120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3159
+1 310-455-0401
08:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Cute little place...could use some sprucing up on the dead plants on the counter and outside. Food was surprisingly good and was a fan of the chai!

Thank Destinee R
Topanga, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

What a cute spot with great art to catch a salad, sandwich or quiche! Food is fresh, there's very little wait time to get your order, and the drinks are creative.

Thank deborahhow
Los Angeles
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A nice little cafe in the center of Topanga. They have good coffee, sandwiches, and salads. Pastries as well. Not a place to go for for great ambiance, but it is nice.

Thank acudoc411
The Bay Area
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385 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 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.

Thank cuckatoo
Todos Santos
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284 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank MilkmaidTS
Topanga, CA
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112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 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!!

1 Thank Skinmeister
Topanga, California
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 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.

Thank maracujagirl
Topanga, California
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 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.

Thank cgkochel
Canoga Park, California, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 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!

Thank Tess N
The South
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

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

Thank boopshki

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Cafe, International, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90290-3159
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 310-455-0401

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