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Is Caffe Primo Taking Over Woodland Hills’ Long Lost Cheesecake Factory?

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It sure seems likely

Caffe Primo on Sunset, West Hollywood
Caffe Primo on Sunset, West Hollywood
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Remember Caffe Primo? The upscale-casual coffee and dessert brand has always been suited for the quiet weekday lunch crowd, where worker bees can step in for $12 salads or an $8 breakfast sandwich. Now comes word that the company, with outlets across Los Angeles plus Santa Barbara and San Diego, will likely be moving into master-planned Warner Center business park in Woodland Hills.

The location would put them into a now-closed Cheesecake Factory (yes, apparently they do have to close one sometimes) on Canoga Avenue, right in the shadow of several office buildings there. That’s likely a smart move for the Primo team, seeing as how their brown rice bowls and panini sandwiches are basically tailor-made for office parks and grab-and-go snacking. Plus they’ll serve a full line of coffee drinks while keeping AM hours.

ABC paperwork would indicate that indeed it is Caffe Primo coming to the site, though the company’s own locations page on their website lists a slightly different address (6360 Canoga Avenue vs. 6324 Canoga Avenue). Of course they also show ‘opening soon’ addresses for spots in Santa Monica, Downtown LA, and on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Their other West Hollywood location, inside the Dillon Luxury Apartments on the corner Santa Monica and La Brea, has been in talks since 2014 but doesn't feel much closer to opening today than it did back then.

Caffe Primo
6324 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA