Cult Bringing New Life To The Third St. Promenade

I’m quietly optimistic about Downtown Santa Monica.  During the Pandemic, many of the big chain stores and restaurants disappeared overnight.  But there has been a recent uptick in activity, at least as far as restaurants are concerned.  Many new projects are in the works: Trejo’s Tacos, Nick the Greek, Ugo Cafe, SMiZE Cream, Jinky’s Coffee, Winston are all moving in.  And you can add one more name to that list: Practically overnight, a new charming coffee joint set up shop in the former location of Cafe Crepe at 1460 Third St. Promenade.  Cult promises “food.coffee.cocktails” and is on a “mission is to pay homage to the city of Los Angeles, its chefs, dishes, drinks and trends”.  Check out their menu here.  We wish them the best of luck. 

Nick The Greek Coming To Downtown Santa Monica

At least one restaurant has been expanding during COVID…  After opening a new location in Westwood in November, Nick The Greek Souvlaki & Gyro House is moving into the location at 219 Arizona (Third St. Promenade) in Santa Monica, most recently oppcupied by Creams & Dreams.  Nick The Greek has a number of locations in Northern California, and is slowly moving into SoCal.  They offer a menu of souvlaki and gyro, as well as falafel, burgers, salads, and soup.

Nick The Greek Now Open In Westwood Village

I’ve been hearing from excited readers about the latest addition to the Westwood dining scene.  So I went by to check it out.  Nick The Greek Souvlaki & Gyro House is now up and running in the space that used to house D1 Cafe at 10959 Kinross.  Nick The Greek operates a number of locations, mostly north of here.  Look for a menu of, you guessed it, souvlaki and gyro, as well as falafel, burgers, salads, and soup.  We wish them the best of luck…