Why Café Livre? We have a chef’s reference library in our small room and are in the process of acquiring high-quality vintage and collectible cookbooks from various sources for a small bookstore.
Eat. Good. Clean. Food. started off as a website to showcase all the types of cuisines and dishes that Chef Zadi prepares. It was never intended to be the permanent name of a cafe or restaurant.
Two days after this website went live, Susan Park and Chef Zadi met a building owner in Culver City who had a space that was a little bit French and a little North African looking.
Approximately 14 years ago, a previous tenant remodeled the front for a French takeaway and the owner of the building had installed a vaguely Moorish looking door. It felt like destiny. That’s our story and we’re sticking with it.
A lease agreement was signed on August 7th, 2011. The opening was delayed for various reasons, hence the awkward temporary name of “Eat. Good. Clean. Food.” for a cafe. Now it’s our motto, an imperative to eat simple, made from scratch dishes.
Read more about us in the LA WEEKLY and Grub Street. Look for upcoming stories in Zagat, LA MAG, NBC FEAST, and so on.
We’ll also have a lot of dips, spreads, sauces and salads that aren’t listed on the menu and freshly baked baguettes.