If a cafe is the heartbeat of a neighborhood, then Culver City is about to have palpitations.
Because any day now French restaurateur Thierry Perez opens his new cafe-slash-marketplace, L’Epicerie, an airy space designed to be a one-stop shop for all things culinary.
Get your pulse going bright and early with single-brew coffee, pastries, and organic smoothies and juices. Euro-inspired soups, tartines, and crepes keep blood sugar up midday, while the evening sees both happy hour ($5 tapas, $3 glasses of wine) and ready-to-reheat, take-home entrees (beef bourguignon, cassoulet) in jars.
If cooking is your cardio, L’Epicerie stocks an inspired selection of dry goods and specialty foods, as well as 150-plus bottles of Spanish, French, and Californian wine.
Be still our beating hearts.
L’Epicerie Market, 9900 Culver Boulevard, at Duquesne Avenue, Culver City (310-815-1600 or lepiceriemarket.com).
Photo: Courtesy of L’Epicerie Market