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  • Photo taken at Cafe Was by Shok on 8/16/2011
  • Photo taken at Cafe Was by Danielle "Norm" F. on 7/25/2011
  • Photo taken at Cafe Was by Danielle "Norm" F. on 7/25/2011
  • Photo taken at Cafe Was by Rick A. on 6/16/2011
  • Photo taken at Cafe Was by Lisa L. on 6/14/2011
Cafe Was

Cafe Was

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant, Gastropub, and Mediterranean Restaurant$$$$
Central Hollywood, Los Angeles
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  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MaesJune 1, 2012
    This place has been closed a long time now. They did great cabaret though!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RasmussenMarch 11, 2012
    No longer there
  • Skip F.
    Skip FredricksSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bummed just found out they closed
  • SkipTV
    SkipTVSeptember 17, 2011
    Mimosas for breakfast every Sunday! And Gil playing the Piano at night!
  • Gregory R.
    Gregory RobinsonSeptember 12, 2011
    Don't expect it to be open for brunch on Sundays. We went there yesterday on our concierge's recommendation, & it was closed with a bunch of bills shoved under the door untouched.
  • Michele L.
    Michele LainevoolAugust 28, 2011
    Sadly they no longer honor the Mac & Cheese Foursquare special.
  • Shok
    ShokAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Jeff Goldblum and friends jazz the room with killer tunes for FREE every Monday! Read more
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RosalesAugust 4, 2011
    They don't accept the free mac and cheese special anymore! LAME!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MarascoJuly 24, 2011
    They are not honoring the special deal they have advertised with foursquare.
  • cyn
    cynJune 28, 2011
    Jeff Goldblum plays with his jazz band on Mondays!
  • Heather W.
    Heather WeissMay 17, 2011
    Cinnamon Beignets & Pimm's Cups! Read more
  • Jason R.
    Jason RasmussenMay 8, 2011
    Free Mac and cheese is no longer available!
  • kenyon d.
    kenyon dixonMay 4, 2011
    best tokyo tea! have Ken make it! hes the coolest bartender ever
  • Ailish H.
    Ailish HillMay 4, 2011
    Ken at the bar rocks! Ask him to make ur drink, but be sensible!
  • Erin E.
    Erin EglestonApril 10, 2011
    I loved the original 40 Deuce...but the more upscale vibe of Friday night burlesque is still fun...be sure to go when Dakota is dancing, she is amazing!
  • John
    JohnApril 6, 2011
    NO MAC AND CHEESE FOR FREEEEE! FAIL!
  • Erik J.
    Erik J.March 27, 2011
    They do not honor the check in special offer, be aware
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 23, 2011
    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more
  • Bob G.
    Bob GentryMarch 23, 2011
    2 words... "Truffle Fries"..YUM! Ok, that was 3 words.
  • CoatHanger B.
    CoatHanger BirthMarch 5, 2011
    They don't honor the foursquare check in! But the mimosas are good.
  • Rayson E.
    Rayson EsquejoFebruary 19, 2011
    False advertisement tried to get the MAC and cheese and they said they no longer honor this deal....uncool
  • Jamie
    JamieFebruary 3, 2011
    Order the medjool dates! Heaven!!
  • Charlie I.
    Charlie IturriagaJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The filet mignon is actually really amazing!
  • Hans H.
    Hans HauptDecember 19, 2010
    You must try the 'Butterscotch Pudding'. It's decadent. Perfect for two to share as well.
  • Hans H.
    Hans HauptDecember 19, 2010
    Truthfully, they have some of the best Mac & Cheese I have had while touring the US. Get it, you won't be disappointed! (PS: Foursquare special still works - 18 Dec 10)
  • Hans H.
    Hans HauptDecember 19, 2010
    Sublime entertainment & atmosphere. Great fun on the weekends. This place is a 'must see' if you're a tourist. Dress is smart casual.
  • Roxy E.
    Roxy EvensenDecember 10, 2010
    of course the bottomless mims, bloodies n screws but check in and you get their mac n cheese!
  • Carrie G.
    Carrie GabrielDecember 6, 2010
    Overrated- a bunch of Hollywood douche types, overpriced food and they forgot to bring our free mac and cheese. FAIL
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 19, 2010
    The food is inspiring, seasonal, fresh, and delicious - the ambiance beautiful and bohemian, live music every night (and even the world-famous Forty Deuce shows on Fridays!). -Alex Reznik, Top Chef 7
  • LINDA S.
    LINDA STRAWBERRYNovember 15, 2010
    The build your own eggs benedict is delicious. I got it with apple smoked bacon and tomato. I love the vibe of this place. Very whimsical.
  • Golly R.
    Golly RivasNovember 11, 2010
    Great music every 2nd Weds! Free!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HummelOctober 16, 2010
    Don't come in expecting Mac and cheese they offer as special free item as they claim foursquare hadn't taken it down since Jan 10
  • Malice S.
    Malice StrongSeptember 4, 2010
    Hey Jude, refrain... From being the best fucking brunch waiter. Of all time. Tip 50% if u know what's good.
  • Erin F.
    Erin FredrickAugust 27, 2010
    Butterscotch pudding is amazing
  • Shelly B.
    Shelly BrownAugust 7, 2010
    yes...do this!! for both brunch...bottomless bloody marys AND/OR 40 Deuce burlesque!! Fridays...great band, great dancers!!
  • Ann M.
    Ann MJuly 24, 2010
    This place is super chill with a great ambiance! Friday nights they have a burlesque show which is fantastic!!! Highly recommend.
  • John G.
    John GoodmanJune 6, 2010
    bottomless mimosa.. bloody mary...screwdrivers...$15....switch them up in one session!!!!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny M.June 1, 2010
    if you're going to drink out of someone else's bottomless mimomas, don't forget the ghost towel!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HillMay 30, 2010
    15% off...very nice
  • Vanessa N.
    Vanessa NicoleMay 28, 2010
    Strawberry Mojito is delish and they have a 15% discount for checking in :) <3 this place already!
  • Peggy A.
    Peggy ArcherMay 22, 2010
    French toast at the Sunday Brunch is great! Also the bacon.
  • Laura
    LauraMay 2, 2010
    DON'T EAT THE FLOWERS!
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FialaMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't eat the flowers!
  • Cray C.
    Cray CraysonApril 13, 2010
    Fixed price lunch menu: soup, salad, and fries or potato salad for $ 12
  • Nnenna S.
    Nnenna StellaApril 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The rotating floor-piano-thingy is awesome.
  • Camille D.
    Camille DriscollMarch 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The mac n cheese is amazing.
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin StevensFebruary 8, 2010
    Do not come here when there's staff open mic night. Sooo not good.
  • Skip F.
    Skip FredricksDecember 6, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    All u can drink Mimosas for brunch Sat/Sun
  • Matt C.
    Matt CharneyDecember 5, 2009
    Go to Cafe Was. Order absinthe. They have it, served in its natural setting of bohemian douches. Enjoy. Read more
  • Chester L.
    Chester LagmayOctober 24, 2009
    Come check out Ivane Kane's Forty Deuce World Famous Burlesque on Friday nights!
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