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Redondo Beach Cafe Temporarily Closes While New Owners Take Over

The new team could convert the space into something else in a year

Redondo Beach Cafe
Redondo Beach Cafe
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

The lights are out at the Redondo Beach Cafe, but this does not mean the restaurant is closing. Eater confirmed via email that a new operator will assume the South Bay spot, and will keep the same restaurant for up to a year, then decide if a different eatery will take its place. Eater also learned of construction and the moving of furniture. Little is known about the new owners, and no one is picking up the phone at the place of business.

Former Redondo Beach Cafe owners Chris and Kosta Tsangaris hail from Montreal and took over the iconic Wooden Shoe restaurant back in 2005. In addition to serving hearty breakfasts, along with poutine, the Redondo Beach Grill doubled as a hockey-centric bar, where Canadian expats and locals gathered to watch games. The New York Times even wrote a piece on the Tsangaris brothers, and why the Redondo Beach Cafe was such an unlikely hockey gathering spot.

The building has a lengthy history. Before the RBC, The Wooden Shoe was the long term tenant on Pacific Coast Highway for many decades. In a tribute to the old neighborhood favorite, the Redondo Beach Cafe kept the Wooden Spoon’s signature burger on the menu.

Redondo Beach Cafe
1511 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA

Redondo Beach Cafe

1511 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 441-2483 Visit Website