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Tucked-Away Echo Park Cafe Winsome Has Closed After Three Years

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Ownership still plans to open a new location on the Westside

Inside Winsome’s Lovely Echo Park Interior
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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.

Echo Park all-day restaurant Winsome has closed, as the company behind the name focuses on its other projects around the city and country. Owners Marc Rose and Med Abrous say that they still have plans to open their West LA outlet of Winsome in Playa District, which is on track for a November arrival.

The final day of service has already come and gone for the more than three-year-old Winsome, which opened in 2016 with a bang. The place even earned a mostly positive review from Jonathan Gold, but its tucked-away location off Sunset in the far stretch of Echo Park — and its limited parking — seemed to contribute to its sustainability. Meanwhile, Rose and Abrous have continued to push into new territory, revamping their Fairfax restaurant Genghis Cohen while also opening up projects in Seattle and, soon enough, in Nashville.

While there’s no official word yet on what will be replacing Winsome at that address, there is at least one potential suitor lined up to take the place. More news on that as it comes.

Winsome. 1115 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park.