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Westwood's Sunnin Lebanese Café Doubles Up With Second Location in Santa Monica

Good news for Westsiders.

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One of Westwood’s more popular Middle Eastern restaurants is heading west. Sunnin Lebanese Café, a former hole-in-the-wall joint that moved into highly anticipated new digs back in 2009, is once again pushing into a classier storefront, this time along Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica proper.

Westsider Toddrickallen notes the presumed second location thanks to a Conditional Use Permit that’s gone up for the space. The paperwork asks for on-site beer and wine "to compliment the Lebanese Cuisine," which is a pretty adorable way of saying they want to serve alcohol, please and thank you.

The location is still relatively new, and sits at the ground floor of (what else) a mixed-use building; it’s actually right next to the first L.A. outpost of S.F. brand Philz Coffee, which first hit back in July of last year. Hours for the papered-over Sunnin location are listed as 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the CUP, with no planned opening date as of yet.

Sunnin Lebanese Café
525 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Sunnin Lebanese Cafe

1776 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 475-3358 Visit Website