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Culture Karma: Searching for Coffee in South Laguna

In the interest of full disclosure, I do not drink coffee. Never got the taste for it, although I love the scent. What I do like is to sit at a comfy café chatting with friends, reading or writing. I enjoy the energy of human connection, the occasional eavesdrop on conversation,...
Posted On 06 Jan 2013

Starting Afresh at Another Beach Café

By Valerie Yu, Special to the Independent   Over the past two decades, Ferdinand Lettner’s food shops, be it cafes or bakeries, welcomed patrons at several different Laguna Beach locations. Hailing from Austria, the seasoned restaurateur has offered locals and tourists alike...

Calling for the Check

The menu of local restaurants shrank by two entries unexpectedly with closures at either end of town. Patrons of Royal Hawaiian, a landmark watering hole since 1947 in North Laguna, on Sunday drank up the inventory, including its signature lapu lapu cocktail, in a free-for-all ...