Using predominantly organic and local ingredients, Coogie's Beach Cafe puts a distinctly Californian spin on traditional American comfort food—a natural combination to fill its traveler-friendly oceanside perch just off the Pacific Coast Highway. Chefs fete early birds with breakfast treats such as blueberry pancakes topped with maple-glazed granola and serve a spicy bayou scramble alongside zucchini muffins. Lunch and dinner find organic greens and wild arugula admiring the brawn of Angus beef, filet mignon, and herb-roasted free-range chicken. The menu is broad enough to harbor options for vegetarians (garden veggie tacos), the gluten-averse (quinoa pasta), and kids (sesame-crusted chicken fingers). House-made desserts include Granny Smith apple pie.
The bar sends forth a fountain of fruit smoothies, fresh-squeeze juices, homemade lemonade, and organic hot teas, depending on the season. When sea breezes are favorable, diners relax on a palm-shaded patio; otherwise, they munch beneath a big central skylight and weathered wooden surfboards, safely hiding out from vengeful waves.
Nestled amid the greenery of Topanga Canyon, the resort offers four to five hours of supervised outdoor playtime in open yards and trails each day. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits in a climate-controlled indoor shelter. The resort provides scrumptious dog food, but you can provide your own if your mutt lives exclusively on saffron-infused truffle risotto. Boarding at Topanga's 4,000-square-foot facility costs $39 per night for canines under 30 pounds ($46/night for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs) and $45 per night for pups more than 30 pounds ($52/night for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs). Owned and operated by a licensed guide-dog trainer, Topanga Pet Resort allows your canine companion to come home slightly more erudite than when he left, or at least liable to request opera music during belly rubs.
Ever since his parents opened a bookstore in 1954, Clarey Rudd's life has revolved around the written word. Clarey owned and managed 24 bookstores between 1974 and 1996 before depositing a life’s worth of knowledge into Bank of Books, where the next generation of Rudds joins in the family business by sorting and shipping more than 200,000 new and used titles. A veritable potpourri of genres greets visitors at the two-level store, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The Rudd clan restocks the shelves daily, sending excess titles to a warehouse where more than two million additional books reside.
With both book-filled facilities to draw from, the Rudds have no problem helping interested parties hunt down everything from new releases to ancient manuals. They keep Bank of Books filled with works from local authors and national bestsellers, even saving some space for local artists to exhibit and sell their work.
Family Psychological Services provides testing and assessment for mental health problems - like Bipolar Disease - and with learning and attention - like ADHD.
We also have qualified therapist for counseling.
We accept private health insurance plans and Medicare.