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Zinc Cafe, A Spacious All-Day Eatery in Arts District

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Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

Enter Zinc Cafe and one might see a simple open kitchen, a scattering of cafe chairs, casual tables, and a few bookshelves. Welcome to the newest star in the Arts District, opening officially on May 19 by John Secretan, who's opened a few of these in Orange County, but never one this ambitious.
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Look over in the distance, another room with comfy seating all around. Some bar stools overlooking the ktichen. And then a peaceful courtyard, an oasis in the concrete jungle that is the Arts District. Finally, a back room with charming a cocktail room and even more banquettes. L.A. doesn't have too many places with this kind of space, and for the weary hipster or overclocked worker bee, this is a swell place for a pleasant mid-morning breakfast or late afternoon glass of wine.

Open just across from the Handsome Coffee that'll eventually turn into Blue Bottle, it's hard to think of a more necessary all-day place that serves a predictable blend of eggs, cereals, baked delights, and juices while lunch goes into some prepared foods, salads, wood-fired pizzettes, and sandwiches. Nothing too crazy, nothing too surprising. It's all about comfort at Zinc Cafe. Grab a cup of coffee and hang out a while. Linger long enough for some beer, wine, and eventually cocktails in the back room. Initially open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with expanded dinner service coming soon.
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Zinc Café & Market

580 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 323-825-5449 Visit Website

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