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Hip New West Adams Cafe Comes With Backing From Cafe Gratitude Lead

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Highly Likely will be a sleek new daytime option for Jefferson Boulevard

Highly Likely, West Adams
Matte Black
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Things are heating up in West Adams, with plans for a new cafe called Highly Likely to arrive on Jefferson Boulevard early next year. The project has some pretty big backers too, hailing from places like Juice Served Here and Cafe Gratitude.

Highly Likely is the brainchild of Cary Mosier, the current Chief Operating Officer for Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, as well as Alex Matthews (CEO of Juice Served Here) and Chelsea Matthews of branding and marketing agency Matte Black. Because of the team’s particular backgrounds, diners should expect healthy-ish daytime fare with a lean on vegetables, grain bowls, and the like. Expect flavors that play to the Creole heritage of the West Adams neighborhood (home to luminary restaurants like Harold & Belle’s), as well as Japan and modern California cuisine.

As for the space, Highly Likely takes over some 2,000 square feet of former furniture store, with big, colorful frontage right out onto Jefferson. Renderings show loads of light wood, tall open ceilings, and casual seating around big, leafy plants. There’s a long tall bar at one end too, with room to serve coffee and tea in the morning, followed by beer and wine.

When all is said and done, Highly Likely will join names like Alta (the casual California restaurant from SF’s Daniel Patterson) and a new craft beer bar and restaurant from Tony Yanow in helping to shape a changing direction for booming West Adams. Expect an opening in early 2018.

Highly Likely
4310 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA