Zinc Cafe & Market opens across from the long established Zinque on Melrose.

Zinc Cafe & Market has opened its doors on the corner of Westbourne and Melrose at the former location of Le Pain Quotidien. This has no relation to the Zinque restaurant that has established a great reputation across the street and one block over.

It’s the third location and the second in Los Angeles; the first was opened in the late 1980s in Laguna Beach.

Many people in the neighborhood are baffled at the confusion of the two places with the same sounding name.

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WeBuiltThisCity
WeBuiltThisCity
1 month ago

Let’s talk about the precedent the City and planners has set with this restaurant. The backyard garden has tables for 25+ diners. The kitchen, set up, garbage, and restrooms are also located in the back garden area. This area abuts the apartment building on 613 Westbourne and 612 Huntley. Anyone that lives in the area knows how everything echoes and the sound of a fork falling to the ground sounds like car crash, 5 people sound like 50. Where has there ever been a restaurant this close to so many residents? Please tell me, I haven’t found it in West… Read more »

George Marcus
George Marcus
1 month ago

Is this really the only location they found in the city? Right across from Zinqué? Pretty pathetic actually, trying to take advantage of the confusion.

Manny
Manny
1 month ago

Reminds me of the Palm steakhouse and the Palm lesbian bar on SMB. I’ll meet you at Zinc on Melrose. No, not that Zinque! There’s going to be a lot of no show first dates.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 month ago
Reply to  Manny

Haha at least they can just walk 3 min to the other restaurant!

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
1 month ago
Reply to  Manny

{ head scratch } there used to be lesbian bars??? 😞😘

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 month ago

So now we have Zinqué and Zinc restaurant within a 2 block radius?!

But seriously, I love their location downtown. This is a welcomed addition to the neighborhood.

Me, Myself & I
Me, Myself & I
1 month ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

It’s always about you!🙄🙄🙄

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