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Cafe Triste

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  • Chinatown
  • price 2 of 4
Cafe Triste interior
Photograph: Courtesy Johann Mun

Time Out says

From the team behind Silverlake’s Psychic Wines, Cafe Triste is an equally buzzy sister wine bar with plenty of natural wines, beautifully plated bites and gorgeous floral arrangements. This unassuming space in Chinatown has transformed into a designer’s art project, elevated with blue hue lights, a partition made of glass blocks and an open kitchen hemmed in by imperial red ceramic tiles. The list of light-bodied wines by the glass are full of aromatic, crisp flavors–ideal for both aficionados and newbies and perfectly suited to the seasonal bar bites. More than anything, the tiny bar is a sight to behold, particularly on the weekends. Behold the high entropy of late-twenty-something musicians and multi-hyphenate creatives prone to stopping mid-conversation to swivel around and see who's making an entrance. Ah, so this is where to go when you’ve graduated from El Prado!

Lisa Kwon
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Lisa Kwon


980 N Broadway
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Mon, Thu 5pm–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 5–11pm
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