West Village Cafe Now Open at North Ranch Gateway in Westlake Village

UPDATE 9/8/19: West Village Cafe is now open. Thanks to Christine M for the heads up. Learn more at westvillagecafe.net. They also sell Porto’s pastries and Lavazza coffee.


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.

Greens Up! at The Shoppes at Westlake Village to Close Its Doors on Thursday, August 1st


Greens Up! at The Shoppes at Westlake Village will be closing its doors permanently, effective August 1st. They opened this location just under 5 years ago, on October 22, 2014. On a personal note, I am sorry to see them close, though am not surprised given they recently stopped service on weekends.

Thanks to Kelly H for the heads up via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook Page for letting us know.

Other Greens Up! locations are in Santa Monica. www.greensupsalads.com/locations.

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 www.littlecalfcreamery.com for more info.

Westlake Brewing & Libations Closed Its Doors This Month

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Westlake Brewing & Libations, which opened its small volume brewery in early 2016 at 31111 Via Colinas #200, Westlake Village, announced that it closed its doors this month. This is an unfortunate bit of news as this was one of the first microbreweries operating here in the Conejo Valley.


SpireWorks Modern Döner in Westlake Village Has Closed Its Doors


Nessa M gave us the heads up viia the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook page that SpireWorks Modern Döner at the Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village has closed its doors. SpireWorks opened in July 2018.

Prior occupants of this space next to La Pain Quotidien have included Big Fish Poke and Ice Cream Lab since March 2015.

What’s next? We shall see.

Westlake Village Trolley to Run Fri/Sat Nights From May 24, 2019 through Labor Day Weekend

The Westlake Village Trolley is back in service. The free Trolley returns on Friday, May 24, 2019 and will operate on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend. The Trolley begins its run at Westlake Village City Hall at 3:00 pm and concludes each night at 10:00 pm. With stops at all major retail centers, including the Shoppes at Westlake Village, hotels, and neighborhoods, the Village Trolley is a great way to get around town.

Free, live entertainment on board the Trolley from 6-8pm only enhances the experience!

Riding the Village Trolley is easy. Simply hop on at one of 16 stops and hop off whenever you want. The Trolley is outfitted with a GPS locator device allowing riders to use their smartphone to track the trolley’s progress. The Trolley is not just transportation; it is a mobile City event perfect for residents and visitors of all ages. Check the City website for the up-to-date entertainment schedule. The Village Trolley is the smart and safe way to get to your favorite restaurant, park, or City special event. The Trolley rolls to Berniece Bennett Park for the three concerts in the park and the movie night this summer.

For more information, including locations of all Trolley stops, visit www.wlv.org/villagetrolley.

Ameci Pizza Kitchen Coming to the Westlake Village Marketplace


Amelia S once again tipped us off of a new eatery in town (she certainly has an eye for them); this one is Ameci Pizza Kitchen coming soon to the Westlake Village Marketplace at 5776 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village.

Formerly in this space was Pieology, which closed last summer. Prior to that it was ZPizza. Music Pizza Chairs in the Conejo Valley. www.amecipizzaandpasta.com