Status: Opened three weeks ago
Up above, a 3-week old Brentwood newcomer, Cafe Rivva. Never heard of it? Well sure, it's new, but this eatery is also tucked away on the third floor of the Brentwood Gardens shopping center, making it a bit tougher to spot. Anyway, the third floor location does lends itself to great views from the sunny outdoor patio. Opened by partners Chris Connolly (who came to this country two years ago from Ireland) and Dr. Soma Wali, a professor of clinical medicine at the UCLA, this is their inaugural foray into the restaurant business. Connolly says, "My passions have always been in sport and nutrition, so when I met Dr Wali, who has similar passions and enthusiasm for this lifestyle, I knew it would be a perfect fit. We both searched West LA locations but finally found the perfect spot in Brentwood, which is located extremely close to the Brentwood and Santa Monica farmers markets where we source as many of our ingredients as possible."
Evident down below Rivva boasts a smallish, bright, shiny, modern space serving up, healthful organic smoothies, salads, and froyo in a fast casual environment. All food items are either vegetarian or vegan, so don't come here looking for a grilled chicken salad. Not going to happen. Rivva also offers free wifi and is open daily from 10AM to 10PM.
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