The City of Patio Heaven–Los Angeles

Arguably, the city of Los Angeles has the best patios in the country for an amazing dining experience. 


Alana Whiteman

Jane H. (’24) left, and Emma S. (’24) enjoy the patio at Cafe 27 in Topanga, CA.

#1- Geoffrey’s in Malibu

If there’s one restaurant I could recommend to all my friends, I would choose this restaurant. The atmosphere, staff, food, drinks, view, service and ambiance are 10/10! Our server was very accommodating in letting us change tables for a better view and checked in on us the whole time we were there. Will definitely come back again!

Nothing screams Malibu more than this restaurant! Geoffrey’s patio views make it #1 on my list.















#2- Cafe 27

At this cafe, located in the depths of Topanga, I felt like I was eating in a jungle. I went on a Saturday afternoon to get brunch with some friends, and it was beautiful. Although it was super busy, the service was great and the waiters were really friendly. Not to mention the food was absolutely delicious–I ordered a burrata salad with fresh burrata, mini heirloom tomatoes, a drizzle of basil oil and balsamic, with fresh basil leaves.

Views from Cafe 27 in Topanga, CA.














#3 XOC Tequila Grill

If there was one phrase I could use to describe this restaurant,I would say people-watching! Located in Westfield Topanga’s Village, this Mexican restaurant is the perfect dinner spot. I ordered the chicken fajitas, which were pretty on-par with Mexican cuisine in the area. My favorite part of my eating experience was the complimentary chips and salsa, which I finished within seconds. A plus about this restaurant is that there are a bunch of dessert places in the same shopping center if you’re craving something sweet afterwards.  

I wouldn’t necessarily come to XOC for the food, but definitely for people-watching in the bustling Topanga Village.
Chicken fajitas sizzle at XOC Tequila Grill.