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Cafe Gratitude
Los Angeles, CA


Julie Smith-Clementi
Michael Martinez
Naseema Asif
Aimee Less
Julien Harcc
Daniel Torres
Chris Adamick


Café Gratitude is the latest addition to the 639 Larchmont Boulevard mixed-use complex that includes Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ office, the flagship retail location for home furnishings and accessories line notNeutral and a neighborhood salon.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Café Gratitude made its first foray into the Southern California market with the Larchmont location with the help of Chris and Lisa Bonbright of Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services who previously partnered with Rios Clementi Hale Studios on the re-development of the Larchmont site.

The design for Café Gratitude’s 75-seat location—known for its local, organic menu—features both interior and patio dining, bar, retail space offering Café Gratitude’s packaged goods, and
to-go area. The design brings together the modern edges of the renovated building with the more hand-crafted ethos of Café Gratitude. Concrete floor tile with terra-cotta hue and organic patterning contrast with steel detailing on the interior. Wood is introduced into the structure with tongue-and-groove interior paneling as well as exterior deck and vertical picket fence made of non-rainforest tropical Balau wood. Natural wood also constitutes seating, bar, communal table, and individual tabletops.