The Old Place Agoura
Has anyone eaten here?/ Is it good.
I was there for breakfast a few weeks ago and was completely charmed. The history of the place is really cool; very rustic, and nicely restored. Was originally a post office in the 1800's, I believe.. We stopped there for breakfast between a bike ride between Kanan and Malibu Canyon on a Saturday am.The food is also rustic, hearty and really good. I absolutely loved the smoked veggie frittatta with lots of roughly sliced potatoes and gooey cheese. Fantastic sourdough bread slathered in salty butter. Sitting at the bar is fun.Anyway, There is some fun history of the place on the walls. The owner was Tom Runyon (Runyon Canyon of LA), who apparently only died a few years ago. Their dinner menu looks wonderful, simple steaks, etc. There are only about 6 tables in the place, so dinner reservations are hard to get. The little gallery/wine bar next door is not to be missed. The room in the back is an amazing space for a party, if you like long rustic wooden tables, thousands of candles juxtaposed with glass chandeliers.. This little (former church, I think) is filled with lots of local wines made by the garagistes of the Malibu area (which is a rapidly growing bunch). Check out the amazing photos (they were shot by a friend of mine's son, can't help but gush about that). Also next door is a fantastic antique shop, the whole yard filled with stone fountains, old doors, fireplaces, lighting fixtures the flirty Frenchman owner has incredible taste..