Cozy Curation

The newest cafe to hit the Mid-Wilshire area is better than brunch

Written by Alisha Henson

Opening this month, the cleverly named café Met Her At A Bar makes one wonder: “Who is he, and did he actually meet her at a bar?” (Whoever she is.) The mysterious players in this scenario are owners Vincent Kinne and his fiancé, Mindy Voranartsomdee, who, having crafted a concept with a modern meets rustic appeal, bring a neighborhood vibe to the busy streets of La Brea. And, as it turns out, he actually did meet her at a bar. “When thinking about the name, the atmosphere, and the food, I wanted to be able to tell our story,” says Kinne. Perfectly situated for cozy conversation and warm welcomes, the cafe is surrounded with at-home aesthetics from carefully placed greenery that lines exposed beam ceilings, and industrial lighting throughout, to a selection of books and potted plants arranged on wooden cafe tables accented with black lacquer chairs. Whether in the mood for a brilliantly concocted Belgian waffle or a quick chai tea latte, the possibilities are as delicious as they are picturesque. “As a former food scientist, Mindy is talented at creating new flavors that have that wow factor, and we want that experience for everyone,” says Kinne.

MET HER AT A BAR

759 SOUTH LA BREA AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA

 

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