Welcome to Etchea Cafe & Bakery!

Etchea Café & Bakery brings French Basque-inspired flavors and features the great bread tradition of the Garacochea family whose well-known bakeries, including Pioneer, were “a must go to” and “best in LA” for almost a hundred years starting in the early 1900’s in Venice and Santa Monica. Etchea (spelled phonetically for Etxea and pronounced “e-chay-a”) means “home” in the Basque language. The Etchea team saw it fitting to create a local neighborhood gathering place where residents and downtown workers can feel at “home.” Open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon pastries and take-out, Etchea boasts the famous Garacochea crusty Sourdough Bread brought to Southern California from the small village of Les Aldudes in the Basque country. The menu features French born and culinary trained in the Basque country, features Basque flavors in each menu category, with an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients. A destination to enjoy something simple and delicious everyday, we welcome locals and visitors alike with friendly service, culture, experience, and family.

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Freshly Baked Bread

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Etchea’s bread is a masterpiece in itself- golden brown with even, delicate ridges, and pointy ends. Baked by the Garacocheas, our sourdough loaves, ciabatta rolls, and all our other specialities are guaranteed to satisfy.

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Croque Monsieur

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Our Croque Monsieur is quickly becoming one of downtown Los Angeles’ favorites. This sandwich is filled with grilled ham, an immense amount of melted swiss cheese, and glazed with our béchamel sauce.

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Homemade Soups

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Enjoy any of our fantastic homemade soups made daily with fresh seasonal vegetables and served alongside a sandwich or sourdough roll. A bowl of our soup serves as the perfect snack or addition to any lunch.

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Basque Flavors

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At Etchea, we feature Basque flavors in each menu category, with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients. We hope to carry on our Basque heritage by honoring our family’s tradition and recipes.

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Catering Platters

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Our catering items are served on platters and are perfect for buffet-style dining. We offer healthy wholesome sandwiches, fresh salads, delicious desserts, and traditional French breakfast items.

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Gluten Free

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Here at Etchea, we have menu items that are suitable for everyone. We will work with our customers to cater to their special dietary needs and offer gluten free, low calorie, and low fat options.

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. Etchea on Hope & Figueroa are now open on Saturdays! Visit us this weekend!