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Little LA Cafe Adds Big Late Night Hours

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 01:24PM
New Menu at LA Cafe Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A hand-drawn menu board at LA Cafe on Spring street.

What Spring street's LA Cafe lacks in size, it makes up for in ambition. Starting this Thursday, the tiny cafe will be staying open until 4am Thursday through Saturday nights, offering delivery until 3:30am and free regular coffee after midnight.

It's a big first step toward owner David Bakhshi's dream of seeing the eatery open 24-hours.

Bakhshi reopened LA Cafe (639 S. Spring; 213-612-3000) in late 2006, taking over the name and space in Spring Tower Lofts from a previous ownership.

In November of 2007 the cafe launched a greatly expanded menu, focusing on paninis, salads, wraps to go along with coffees, desserts and pastries.

The new late-night hours are a big move for an eatery regularly open until 9pm (and only 5pm on Saturday). Bakhshi sees the cafe as somewhere that guests will come and hang out into the night. The eatery offers sidewalk seating and free WIFI.

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