Shopper & Diner Report: Echo Park vegetarian cafe to offer Spanish-language cooking lessons

Back in February The Eastsider reported that Elf Cafe, an Echo Park vegetarian restaurant tucked into a narrow Sunset Boulevard storefront, was preparing to expand next door and applying to serve beer and wine. In addition to overseeing the restaurant expansion, the owners of Elf will also be hosting free Tuesday night vegetarian classes for Spanish speakers, according to Echo Park Now. Classes start July 17.

In other Eastside Shopper & Diner news:

  •  La Tropicana Market in Highland Park has teamed up chef  Matthew Allison to operate the deli  inside the Monte Vista Street market, reports Patch.   Mateo’s Deli Cafe will “keep it simple,” Allison said, with  such items as pulled-pork/Jamaican Jerk tacos and a BLT sandwich with Gorgonzola cheese.
  • Any owl fans out there?  Yolk boutique in Silver Lake has several owl-themed items in stock, including a $46 owl lamp and a $32 handmade owl pouch.
  • Hold the Pepperoni: Several Echo Park restaurants will celebrate Vegan Pizza Day on June 30 by offering special items and deals during the  Echo Park Vegan Pizza Crawl.


  1. Oh man, I wish I spoke Spanish. I love elf.

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