After taking over the old Saketini space in Brentwood, Bruce Marder (Capo, Cora's Coffee Shop, House Cafe) is building out Cafe Brentwood with the hopes of all-day food and drink service. The acquisition had been in escrow for three months before just recently closing.
The European-style cafe will have a bistro-like feel with an exposed hardwood ceiling, not unlike the look of Santa Monica's Capo, Marder's fine-dining Italian restaurant. Along with a couple of egg dishes, the cafe will offer pastries from Marder's Red Rooster Bakery and coffee from lauded Westside roaster Caffé Luxxe. Similar to the menu at Cora's, think sandwiches, salads, and pastas for lunch, plus about six to eight added entrees for dinner. Sample dishes include burrata caprese omelette, orange blueberry pancakes, Fried chicken sandwich, and rigatoni arrabiata. In addition, there will be a small wine list and four beers on tap.
While waiting for major items such as countertops from France and chairs manufactured in Turkey, Marder is hoping to get Cafe Brentwood open by the end of this year, though some time early 2013 is more likely.
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