Cafe Cordiale opened its doors the first time on October 16, 1985 with great enthusiasm, but not a hint of publicity; only word of mouth propelled it. The restaurant has become exceptionally popular for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, late night music, holiday events, and private parties. The owners of Cafe Cordiale -- David, Margaret and Peter May -- have a combined 60 years in the food and beverage industry and have lived in the Sherman Oaks community for over 40 years. Cafe Cordiale serves not only the local neighborhood, but customers from throughout the city. Customers are made to feel like part of the family, and frequently comment that it is like a "home away from home."