Braxton's Kitchen Opened Last Month in Camarillo


Braxton's Kitchen opened June 8th in the former Breakfast Cafe at the Big Lots plaza off of Carmen Drive in Camarillo. Next to Spencer Mackenzie's. Open for breakfast and lunch daily. On the other side is Greek Cuisine (actual restaurant name) run by former owners of Breakfast Cafe (and as I am now vaguely recalling, the owners of Little Tommy's in Thousand Oaks awhile back)

Learn more at or call 805.384.7566. The menu looks great!

Ruperto's Kitchen Mexican Food Opened Today in Newbury Park


Ruperto's Kitchen Mexican Food opened today in the Kimber Plaza, 3321-B Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. Family-owned eatery will be serving up various Mexican specialties. Ruperto's previous cooking experience was at Manny's. Located next to West of Orleans.

Previously at 3321-B Kimber Drive was Ranch Hand BBQ , which relocated in 2011, and subsequent to that, California Kettle Corn.

Select menu items:

  • Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros, Huevos con Chorizo, Huevos con Papa, etc.

  • Combinations: Carne Asada Encebollado, Flautas de Pollo, Asada or Carne Desebrada, Chile Relleno, Burritos, Chile Verde, Enchiladas, Calda, etc.

  • A La Carte: Tacos, Tostadas, Tortas, etc

West Village Cafe Coming Soon to North Ranch Gateway in Westlake Village


Amelia S. has an eye for pointing out new eateries coming to the Conejo Valley. The latest is the West Village Cafe, coming soon to the North Ranch Gateway at the northeast corner of Lindero and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, 30869 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, across the parking lot from Dunkin' Donuts and next to Domino's Pizza.

This spot was formerly occupied by Teko’s Brazilian Grill in 2017.

Stay tuned for updates.

Cafe Sapientia Now Open in Oak Park

Temporary sign up at Cafe Sapientia in Oak Park. Permanent sign in a few weeks.

Temporary sign up at Cafe Sapientia in Oak Park. Permanent sign in a few weeks.

Cafe Sapientia is now open in the Oak Park Plaza, 706 Lindero Canyon Road (cross street Kanan). Cafe Sapienta is a coffee shop offering high-quality single-origin based coffee drinks, teas and and an assortment of other drinks. I had the blended Orange Refresher and it was cold and refreshing - reminded me of an Orange Julius.

Also featured at Sapienta are snow cremes - a combination of snow-like shaved ice and ice cream, with flavors that include Oreo, Matcha, Mango, Strawberry and Original. These premium desserts include fresh fruit and other ingredients.

Learn more at or call 805.883.8199.

Oreo Snow Creme

Oreo Snow Creme

Marie's Cafe Simi Valley Opening in August

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Marie’s Cafe is anticipated in early August - specifically Saturday, August 3rd - in the Sinaloa Plaza / Stater Brothers shopping center at 660 E. Los Angeles Avenue, #660K, Simi Valley.

Marie’s Cafe will offer Vietnamese style sandwiches (banh mi), a full boba bar and shaved snow (a hybrid of ice cream and shaved ice).

For updates, follow their Facebook page at

POG (passion fruit, orange and guava) shaved snow.

POG (passion fruit, orange and guava) shaved snow.

Little Calf Creamery and Cafe to Open 2nd Conejo Valley Location this September in Westlake Village

Future 2nd location of Little Calf Creamery and Cafe at the Northgate Place in Westlake Village.

Future 2nd location of Little Calf Creamery and Cafe at the Northgate Place in Westlake Village.

Well this was extremely exciting news for local folks on social media this morning - Little Calf Creamery and Cafe announced via its Facebook page that it has signed a lease at the Northgate Plaza in Westlake Village (southwest corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards) to open a second location in the late summer time frame - target date late September. It will be located in the space between Blaze Pizza and The Habit Burger (in the space previously occupied by Famous Dave’s years ago).

The original Little Calf Creamery and Cafe continues to operate at 652 East Janss Road (at Moorpark Road) in the Conejo Valley Plaza. It opened its doors at the former Greenhouse Cafe on October 18, 2015.

Little Calf Creamery and Cafe serves artisan ice cream, sorbets and delicious salads, sandwiches, soups and burgers. Ice cream is made on premises in small batches, with over 15 year-round and seasonal flavors.

Visit for more info.