Last month, Daily Dose owner Sarkis Vartanian closed his seven-year-old Arts District cafe. After a quick conversion, the new Café Société opens today for business. Café Société still maintains that gorgeous outdoor patio alley, but with a fresh look and a brand new menu.
Vartanian’s former bill of fare focused on coffee, healthy smoothies, and vegetarian-friendly items, while Café Société goes for bowls, tartines, sandwiches, salads, and terrines, with Black Market gelato, and sorbetto. Provisions are mostly from California vendors, including baked goods from Roxana Jullapat’s Friends and Family and Sugarbird Sweets, ham from Fra’mani, Cowgirl Creamery cheese, and meats from Fabrique Délices. Buena Park-based microroaster Stereoscope Coffee supplies the coffee beans, and tea from Rishi Tea & Botanicals.
The curved patio has a new brightness to it, with colorful chairs, accents, and blue umbrellas. Vartanian wants people to stay put for the day, and installed electrical outlets outdoors to ensure of that. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.