RUTABEGORZ FULLERTON, the first of three locations, was originally the office and residence of Dr. Olsen, a local well known physician who practiced medicine out of the building for over 40 years. In 1970, it was decided that the town needed a coffee house… a place to hang out and discuss the world's problems. RUTA'S was born. When it first opened, RUTA'S served only coffee, bagels, ice cream, carrot cake and of course, our famous cheesecake. Business was great and customers demanded more, causing RUTA'S to evolve into today's full service restaurant.