Oakberry Bringing Acai To Century City

A new healthy food choice is coming to the second floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  There’s window paper covering the space informing us that Oakberry is on the way.  Oakberry offers acai that is 100% natural with no food coloring, artificial preservatives, or guarana syrup.  They operate a number of locations in Brazil and continue an impressive international expansion.

Boulon D’Amour Spreads The Love To Century City

Local java charmer Boulon D’Amour appears to be opening a branch in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  There’s window covering on a free-standing kiosk on the first floor announcing the news.  Boulon D’Amour operates a pretty spot on Washington Blvd. and is shooting for a Winter opening at this location.  Expect various coffees, teas, signature drinks, and toasts.

Sestina Coming To Century City

It was back in November of last year when I told you about the disappearance of one of LA’s last branches of Italian mozzarella chain Obica.  If you look carefully at the photo below you can see who’s planning on moving into their old second floor Westfield Century City Shopping Center location.  Plant-based pioneer Matthew Kenney is bringing a outpost of his popular Culver City pasta bar Sestina to the good people of Century City.

Little Kitchen Academy Coming To Century City

It appears a new culinary training program is coming to the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  Plywood is up announcing the arrival of Little Kitchen Academy.  LKA uses a Montessori approach to teach “children and teenagers to take a mindful and sustainable approach to food preparation”.  This will be the first US location for the Canadian brand.

Mochinut Lands In Century City

The food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center has been hit particularly hard over the past year, and there remain a number of empty spaces.  But one plucky contender is giving it a go…  Mochinut has moved into the space most recently occupied by Beleaf Cafe.  And what is Mochinut?  According to their website, they specialize in mochi donuts, which are combination of American doughnuts and Japanese mochi that they describe as having a “unique shape and wonderful texture; light crispy coating with soft chewy inside”. They also offer “Korean Rice Flour hotdogs”.  Mochinut currently has 10 US locations with 30 more in the works as well as upcoming locations in South Korea and Thailand.

Pudu Pudu Coming To Century City

The neon cow has been spotted in Century City.  It’s covering the second floor space in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, next to HaiDiLao Hotpot, and is assuring us that pudding experts Pudu Pudu are moving in.  It looks like they’re planning on a Summer opening.  No idea what Pudu Pudu is?  Read my post about their location in Venice for more information.

St. Marc Gone From Century City

It appears that cafe/pub St. Marc has departed its location on the first floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  I’m not sure what happened as there’s no message on their website, but all the signage has been pulled down.  Seizing the opportunity, long-time Century City Italian restaurant Toscanova is appropriating their outdoor dining space.

Zinqué Adding A Second Venice Location…

They’re on a roll…  It was only last month that Zinqué opened a location in Century City.  And now, as Lincoln Blvd. in Venice continues its gentrification, it looks like the increasingly buzzy street is getting its own branch of the cheery French charmer.  Plywood is covering the front of the space at at 1440 Lincoln, informing us that a new Zinqué is coming soon.

Zinqué Opens In Century City

Ever since I first told you that breezy French charmer Zinqué was moving into the second floor space of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center that was previously occupied by Petros, I’ve been peppered with questions asking when it would open.  So, for all the people eagerly following this story comes this happy news…  Zinqué opened yesterday (01/29) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with patio dining and take-away or delivery.  You’re welcome.

Potato Chips Deli Coming To Century City

Opening a new restaurant during COVID is dicey.  One plucky contender throwing caution to the wind is Potato Chips Deli.  They are moving into the space formerly occupied by Wexler’s Deli in the food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  Potato Chips Deli currently operates two other locations (Beverly Grove and Culver City).  Sandwiches are their specialty:  check out their menu here.  We wish them the best of luck.

Obicà Quits Century City

It appears that after a solid run in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, Italian cheese specialist Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina has vacated its second floor location.  Windows are papered over and signs are pulled down.  I bellieve that means that only two locations in New York are the last U.S. vestiges of the international chain, known for flying in fresh Mozzarella di Bufala weekly.

New Developments At Eataly…

We all wait with bated breath for Los Angeles’ branch of celebrated Italian emporium Eataly to return to its pre-COVID glory.  I’m told, however, that there will be at least one significant change.  One of the signature restaurants, Il Pesce Cucina, is apparently being axed.  The replacement?  Sources say the new eatery is being described as “Mediterranean”.  Here’s hoping we can explore it ourselves soon…

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Zinqué  Coming To Century City

We could all use more good news right now…  While many restaurants are challenged or closing, it’s encouraging to see new eateries on the way.  On the second floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, in the erstwhile Petros space, plywood is covering the front with an announcement that Zinqué is bringing its sunny vision of French charm to the mall.  Looks like they’re shooting for a Fall opening.

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Cafe Landwer Coming To Century City

Plywood is up on a commodious space on the first floor of the Westfield Century City Shoping Center announcing the arrival of Cafe Landwer.  The Cafe, which has two other US locations in Boston, started out as a coffee bar in Germany in 1919, later moving to Israel, where it continues to roast coffee and operate a number of locations of Cafe Landwer.  Expect a menu with a variety of choices including shakshuka, bowls, schnitzel, burgers, pizza, and pasta.

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Bok Bok Continues Its Expansion Westward With Two New Locations…

The recent turnover in the food court of the Century City Shopping Center is breathing new life to into the dining scene there.  Plywood is up on the space that used to house Bibigo Kitchen (which has moved locations in the mall) announcing the impending arrival of Bok Bok Mediterranean.  And that’s not all:  According to their website, they will be opening a location at 235 Main St. in Venice as well.  Look for a menu of panini, pitas, and plates of shawerma, falafel, rotisserie chicken, with other Mediterranean specialties.

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La Créme Café Coming To Century City

With all the bad news about restaurant closures in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, it’s refreshing to see that a new venture is taking a chance.  Plywood is up on the food court spot that used to house Everytable declaring that West Hollywood’s “simple European-style nook” La Créme Café is planning on a Spring opening.  Look for a menu of organic coffee & smoothies, waffles, crêpes, and panini.

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Beleaf Café Replaces Fala Bar In Century City

Unless you looked very closely, you might not have noticed that Fala Bar quietly transformed into something now called Beleaf Café in the food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center.  While I’m told there is no relationship between the former and the latter, the look of the eatery and the menu are very similar.  Beleaf Café has one other location in the Westfield Topanga Mall, and features a 100% plant-based menu of burgers, sandwiches, falafel, and salads.

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Petros Disappears From Century City

After the major overhaul of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, Greek eatery Petros snagged one of the choice locations on the second floor.  Sadly however, it appears that they has quietly vacated the commodious space.  Not sure what happened, but you can still visit their other locations in Manhattan Beach, Solvang, or Santa Barbara.

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