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Cafe Gratitude opening Sunday at downtown's One Santa Fe

Cafe Gratitude opening Sunday at downtown's One Santa Fe
Antipasto platter on the menu at Cafe Gratitude. The new downtown location of the restaurant opens Sunday. (Jiro Schneider)

Cafe Gratitude, the vegan restaurant known for its tempeh scrambles and raw enchiladas, is opening a third Southern California location at the Yards at One Santa Fe in downtown L.A. Sunday.

The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as pressed organic juices. Chef Dreux Ellis is also debuting a new, expanded dinner menu available at 5 p.m. at all three Cafe Gratitude locations.

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There's a Southern soul food sampler called "resolved," with red beans, rice, seared, blackened tempeh, smashed maple garnet yams, Cajun-spiced collards and gluten-free jalapeno biscuit; and a "giving" einkorn and kamut flatbread made with braised broccolini, heirloom tomatoes, capers, black olives, cashew burrata and red chile flakes.

Ellis is also preparing a prix-fixe chef's tasting menu with suggested wine pairings, spritzers or housemade sodas. Organic beer will also be available.

The 4,200-square-foot space features reclaimed oak panels and handmade tiles. Other businesses at the Yards at One Santa Fe include a 99-seat theater, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and GROW Market.

Cafe Gratitude will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

300 S. Sante Fe Ave., Suite A, Los Angeles, (213) 929-5580, www.cafegratitude.com.

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