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

Sapientia Coffee Roasters Opening Soon in Oak Park

UPDATE: Opened on Monday, June 24th.


The former Green & Bean in the Oak Park Plaza (northeast corner of Lindero Canyon and Kanan Roads) will soon be reopening as Sapientia Coffee Roasters. Although the sign on the window indicates April 2019, I’m told that the latest target date is mid to late June.

Sapientia will serve up fresh-roasted coffee, single origin expresso-based coffee drinks, teas, fresh juices, pastries and more.

Stay tuned!

Thanks to Amelia S. once again for the heads up.

Tantra Indian Cuisine & Bar Now Open in Oak Park

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Shout out to Michael K., who made us aware that Tantra Indian Cuisine is now open at the former home of Charhouse BBQ & Grill at 706 Lindero Canyon Road (at Kanan) in Oak Park. No website or Facebook Page at this point, nor a phone number available. But hey, it looks like they are worth checking out!

Tantra Indian Cuisine & Bar Coming Soon to Oak Park

UPDATE: Now open!

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There’s a sign up at the former home of Charhouse BBQ & Grill in Oak Park (closed in January 2018…and prior to that, Nico’s Cafe), indicating Tantra Indian Cuisine & Bar is “coming soon.”

At this point in time, we have no additional information regarding Tantra (the restaurant, that is). but we will certainly stay tuned. Location is 706 Lindero Canyon Road (at Kanan).

According to a Wikipedia article, tantra literally means "loom, warp, weave." Tantra is not to be confused with tantrum, which is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, violence, defiance, angry ranting, etc.

Beanscene Expresso in Oak Park is Closing at the End of July After 23 Years in Business

Beanscene Expresso, an Oak Park mainstay for over two decades at 610 N. Lindero Canyon Road (in the Kids World strip mall), has decided to close its doors at the end of July.  Owners stated a number of factors, including the cost of rent, labor, insurance and other items.  Many folks will be sad to see them go.

A little over 3 1/2 years ago, the El Pollo Loco previously in the center closed and became a drive-thru Starbucks. I would expect that type of competition, literally 150 yards away, did not help future prospect for Beanscene.

The Park Restaurant and Bar in Oak Park Now Open

Update 6/22/17: The Park Restaurant and Bar is now open.  Specializing in "California's finest foods, wines."

Original Post: 5/5/17

There is a new eatery coming to the former home of On The Thirty (closed last December) and Leila's (closed April 2015) at 706 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 752 in Oak Park

The notice on the door indicates The Oak Park Restaurant and Bar has filed for a transfer of the license to sell alcoholic beverages at this site.

No further details at this time, so stay tuned.

Baba's Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine Coming Soon to Oak Park

Update 5/3/17: Baba's Cafe at 640 Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park opened for business a couple days ago. (Thanks Michael K. for the heads up.)

Originally posted 7/29/16:

CVG Facebook Page follower Amelia S. tipped us off that Baba's Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine is opening soon at the former home of the Sub Contractor Sandwich Shop in the Oak Park Shopping Center at 640 Lindero Canyon Road (at Kanan) in Oak Park. No other information at this time.