Welcome To Old Torrance Coffee & Tea

You walk in the door of this intimate little coffeehouse and feel immediately at home.  From the exposed brick walls and overhead beams to the comfy furniture, it is everything a coffeehouse should be – excellent coffee, gourmet teas, delicious pastries and knock-your-socks-off sandwiches.  All sandwiches are made-to-order so they do take a little time to prepare, however they are well worth the wait!  People in the neighborhood swear by Gary’s sandwiches.

On Thursday nights there is an Open Mic outside in front of the coffeehouse – jazz, rock, ukulele, poetry, belly dancing – this is a real mixed bag!  Call ahead to confirm Open Mic Night.

Any day you may find some of our area musicians holding an impromptu jam session at one of the outside tables.  Writers can be found laboring over their current projects.  The establishment  also encourages artists to display their work here.

Locals and non-locals of all descriptions and interests gravitate here.  Don’t be shy – All are welcomed here - which is just the way Gary and Cheryl like it!

Take some time to browse our website for more information about our bakery treats and the beverages we create.   Call us at 424-558-8050 with questions or to place an order. 

Old Torrance Coffee and Tea is managed by its owners, Gary Zimmerman and Cheryl Nishino Zimmerman. 


                                 Gary Zimmerman

                                 Proprietor and Purveyor of Meals Extraordinaire

                                 Background: CulinaryArts Major

                                 Certificates & Awards:  C.I.A., Hyde Park, NY


                                 Cheryl Nishino Zimmerman           
                                 Food Service Director, DTR, C0-Owner

                                 Background: Nutritionist, Food Service Director


Now: Free Wifi

You deserve a break - from your hectic day or the stressful office.  Relax with a drink crafted fresh for you and one of our scrumptious snacks. Then, open your laptop, grab that iPod or iPad...and multi-task your heart out!

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