Caffe Luxxe (225 26th St., Santa Monica; 310-394-2222) opened yesterday in the Brentwood Country Mart. Caffe Luxxe has an understated, vaguely European decor with cream colored walls. Caffe Luxxe specializes in fine coffee art with hand-selected beans and blends, freshly roasted coffee, ground and brewed to order.
Venice Ale House (2 Rose Ave; Venice; 310.466.7577) is an organic neighborhood gastropub, decorated with (what else would you expect in Venice?) decorated skate decks and bikes. Food leans toward seafood and is nearly 100 percent sustainable, they’ve got 18 micros on tap, all from the Western US. They’re also doing brunches!
Te’Kila (6541 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) the Spacecraft-designed Mexican restaurant is due to open on Tuesday wth breakfast. lunch, and dinner. Although there are rumors of a gimmicky $300 burrito, there are 80 bottles of tequila, frozen margaritas, a menu full of tacos, and tortas on brioche.