Zinque is by far my favourite cafe in West hollywood. It reminds me so much of Melbourne with its relaxed atmosphere and outdoor seating. Luckily its a 4 minute walk from my house so it has become my local spot for a quick bite or an afternoon drink.
The menu consists of mostly french style cuisine with sandwiches, tartines and salads but mixed with burgers, lasagne’s and of course a cheese board! There are still so many things I want to try on the menu but I get such a craving for the ‘Le bowl’ that I cant make myself order anything else! (thats what boyfriends are for- they get the meal you want to try hah!!!) The Le bowl is a salad bowl but not as you know it. You choose between rice or cauliflower rice which is mixed with a creamy sriracha sauce, pick a protein such as chicken or sashimi style tuna and this is combined with rocket, small cubes of cheese, tomato and avocado. Apparently its become a bit of epidemic of sorts where most of customers order this meal only!!
The outdoor area is always packed but there is usually a table or two free. During the week for lunch it is self serve. So find a table and head to the bar to order- this can be a little intimidating when you feel pressured to order quickly so grab some menus and sit and take your time!! At nighttime it has more of a restaurant feel with the heaters and fireplace keeping the area nice and cozy! Located on melrose avenue and San vicente its perfect for light dinner after a day of shopping! If you are ever in West hollywood I would make it one of my go to’s for sure.