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A Cozy French Newcomer Adds to Los Feliz’s Sudden Dining Moment

Loupiotte Kitchen opens with sunshine and a smile next year

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The interior from Gabylou in Paris
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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.

Los Feliz is finally starting to get the big-time dining overhaul that neighboring Silver Lake has enjoyed these past few years. Among the new entrants headed for the area is Loupiotte Kitchen, a sunny, French all-day cafe landing right on walk-friendly Vermont Avenue.

Loupiotte Kitchen is the work of Sarah Bessade, a Parisian restaurateur who earned accolades back in France for her casual daytime restaurant Gabylou. She has since sold off the project in order to move to Los Angeles and self-fund Loupiotte, riffing on what she knows best with a variety of vegetable-focused dishes and breakfast-through-dinner service. Loupiotte won’t be entirely vegan or vegetarian (there will be some fish and dairy), but the plan for now is certainly to lean on the bounty of California produce as much as possible. The long, slim storefront will also carry beer, wine, and coffee in the mornings.

Look for Loupiotte to start getting into heavy build-out mode later this fall, tearing back the defunct Churro Borough to reveal a wealth of tables, a long bar, a room for private dining, and even some skylights. Early plans for the restaurant’s layout can be seen below.

As for the future of Los Feliz dining, it certainly looks rather bright. Serial restaurateur Beau Laughlin is readying for his upcoming Vermont projects slightly further north, while just to the south the Kismet team is expanding its footprint with a rotisserie chicken takeaway in the former Yuca’s stand on Hollywood. Add in the new Hillhurst option The Guest House, and suddenly the area is starting to look packed with more than just ice cream and coffee.

Loupiotte Kitchen. 1726 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA.