ATASCADERO — Malibu Brew, the beloved coffee and ice cream shop in Atascadero, owned by Paul and Lakhena Say, is facing new challenges due to health issues. The couple has been an integral part of the community, actively supporting local events and organizations for many years. Over time, they have witnessed the children of Atascadero grow from middle school to high school, and even return from work or college to share their stories and experiences at Malibu Brew.

Unfortunately, Paul, a Marine veteran, has recently been diagnosed with cancer, which will pose financial difficulties for the family. According to a GoFundMe page created for the family, Lakhena is currently managing the business alone, but there may be occasions when Paul’s health necessitates temporary closures. Any changes to the shop’s hours will be posted to keep customers informed, and understanding and patience from the community are greatly appreciated.

In an effort to support this family-owned business during this challenging time, the community is encouraged to visit Malibu Brew for their coffee, tea, bagels, smoothies, ice cream, or any other treat they desire. While the shop may have temporary staff members who lack the extensive experience of Paul, Lakhena, David, or Alicia, the community’s continued support will make a significant difference.


This is an opportunity to reciprocate the love and warmth that the remarkable Say family has always shown to the community. Let’s come together and support them during this trying period.

Currently, Malibu Brew aims to operate from 6:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to noon on weekends. However, occasional closures may occur.

You can find more information and support the family here