Café Bohème Bringing French Charm To The Beach

I heard from a reader (Thanks C.P.!) who asked me to check out the new café that recently opened in Playa Del Rey.  Café Bohème is a breezy French charmer that sits in an unlikely strip mall at 8248 Pershing Dr. (corner of Manchester).  A full remodel of the space has turned it into an airy, bright, cozy dining room and counter with soft wood and macramé accessories.  The current menu is tellement Francais and includes omelettes, quiche, tartines, croque monsieur, galettes, and crêpes sucrées . They also produce their own croissants and pastries.  Right now they are only open for breakfast and lunch, but dinner plans are in the works.  We wish them bonne chance.

1 2 3 Pho Coming To Westchester

It appears a new noodle joint is coming to Westchester.  There’s window covering on the space at 8601 Lincoln Blvd., formerly home to a branch of SanSai, announcing that something called 1 2 3 Pho (get it?) is moving in.  Clever name aside, there’s not much out there on the impending eatery, but the window paper promises pho, banh mi, and “grill“.

Even More CBTL Losses!

Yikes!  Ever since I first started telling you about the mass extinction of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf from the Westside, I’ve been hearing from horrified fans mourning the loss of even more neighborhood CBTLs.  The Coffee Bean on the corner of Second and Santa Monica Blvd. is now gone.  The CBTL on the corner of Wilshire and Federal has disappeared.  And, while I haven’t checked it out personally, readers are telling me that The Coffee Bean on the corner of Lincoln and Manchester is now caput.  Lots of you have been sending me theories on why this is happening, but if you have definite information, please let us know…CBTL1.jpgCBTL2