Tradition & Passion


Emle’s was established in 1955 in Carmel, California. With a passion for food, quality and flavor, coupled with a love to feed and nourish others, Nick Mashtoub began operating the restaurant in 1982. Preserving Emle’s unique “family style” ambiance, Nick vastly expanded the menu to include “homestyle” recipes that fused wholesome foods, with quality ingredients that harvested rich, bold flavors! Emle’s quickly gained vast recognition as one of the most popular eateries in Northern California, and grew on to be a breakfast landmark in Carmel.

In 2005, Nick and his wife decided to relocate Emle’s to Northridge, California, in order to be closer to their three children. Growing up assisting at the restaurant, Nick’s son, Mike was inspired to carry on his father’s legacy and decided to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts; Mike graduated and received his degree from the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. Now as the executive chef at Emle’s, Mike, works hand-hand with Nick to add a gourmet flare on even the most traditional dishes. Never losing site of the importance of authenticity, the father/son team, take the time to make everything on their menu from scratch, including: Fresh, oven-baked bread, handmade pastas, succulent sauces, and mouth-watering desserts. Nick and Mike invite you to Emle’s to enjoy a taste of the finest California/Mediterrean cuisine. Stop by Emle’s, feed your appetite, enjoy your time, and feel like family!

Traditional Atmosphere

Emle’s has been family owned and operated since its inception.

  • Voted Best Breakfast (served all day)
  • Classical Pianist playing live music Fri-Sun, 6pm-9pm
  • Fresh Ingredients, Large Portions, Quality Food and Service
  • Fresh Baked Breads and gourmet pizza right out of an open-flamed oven

Traditional Atmosphere

Our Commitment is to not only serve you great food, but provide you with an overall memorable dining experience. We are here to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional and friendly service. We invite you to bring your friends and family, enjoy the taste of quality food in a friendly environment, and build memories at Emle’s!