Fresh Vintage debuts at La Valencia (in the former Whaling Bar space) with the return of Café la Rue. Experience European village restaurant dining in casual California coastal style, in the heart of the village of La Jolla.
Inspired by the 1940’s hotel-commissioned Wing Howard murals depicting a whimsical view of French village and country life, the décor of the new Café la Rue captures the post-impressionistic era of these alluring paintings along with circa 1926 La Valencia ambiance. Signature arched windows designed by La V’s original architect open to sunlight and the bustle of new sidewalk seating on Prospect and comfortable courtyard seating under the patio’s soaring palm trees. Café la Rue’s contemporary yet intimate new design includes an open central bar with barrel dome glass canopy, high gloss Terrazzo floors, a glass enclosed wine vault and table and banquette seating.