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Trendy Los Angeles Brunch Haunt Hits Little Italy

Zinqué brings all-day bistro dining

Known for doing a blockbuster weekend brunch at its existing locations in West Hollywood, Venice, Downtown LA, and Newport Beach, French-leaning cafe Zinqué has made its way to Little Italy. Its 3,000-square foot space, which includes a covered patio, sits at the corner of Kettner and Hawthorn, joining SuperNatural Sandwiches in the mixed-use AV8 building. The design revolves around a central bar and features a fireplace, wrought-iron windows, and an interior done up with charred ceda, raw concrete, and mood-setting lighting.

Founded in 2012 by Emmanuel Dossetti, a native of Marseille, France, Zinqué got its start serving drinks and simple tartines before eventually evolving into its current incarnation, an all-day bistro and bar. Open daily at 7 a.m. until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, the eatery offers coffee from La Colombe roastery and house pastries in the morning, salads and sandwiches featuring bread from Paris’ famed Poilâne Bakery for lunch, and larger plates including steak frites and grilled prawns in the evening. A late night menu features flatbreads, quiches, and snacks.

Craft cocktails can be found at the bar, along with a varied wine list that emphasizes organic and sustainable wine through French and other global producers. Coming soon to the development, which was represented by Urban Strategies Group, is another location of Bobboi Natural Gelato.


2101 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101