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S.O.L. is the latest offering from the Botanical Group expected to open for Spring 2019. S.O.L. is an all-day café with 50 seats serving premium house roasted coffee and chef driven cuisine by co-owner and Executive Chef Louis Tikaram.

The S.O.L. name and brand takes on connotations of the endless Californian sunshine, but also references Strings Of Life (S.O.L.), the classic release by Detroit producer Derrick May and continues the subtle musical under-tones that are apparent in all of Botanical Hospitality’s venues in the USA.  

S.O.L.’s menu combines Louis’ trademark vibrant Asian flavors with his Australian café roots- resulting in a healthy, tasty & interesting menu  utilizing the abundance of local farmers markets produce and relationships with growers & suppliers he has formed during his last 4 years cooking in Los Angeles.

S.O.L. is designed by award winning Australian interior architects Projects Of Imagination. S.O.L. will be an important and iconic destination for Melrose Ave and the Design District's rapidly evolving food & beverage scene.  


Coming spring 2019