Chloe at Scout – Garden Cafe & Events to Open at Historic Liberty Station Location
In 2004, Alison McGrath and John Clute joined forces to create San Diego’s first European-style cafe in the once blighted urban neighborhood of East Village. Cafe Chloe was embraced by the residents of The East Village and the jewel box restaurant became a beloved and award-winning local destination including being voted #1 Best French restaurant by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Now, the Point Loma residents are venturing beyond downtown to a new venue at the burgeoning ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.
Chloe at Scout – Garden Cafe & Events will be situated on one and half acres on the grounds of Scout @ Quarters D, the thriving design and décor store and studio set in a historic home at the former Naval Training Center. Located in the heart of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, the new venue joins The Lot and Liberty Public Market in enhancing the appeal of this growing Point Loma destination.
“When we catered a Scout event a year ago, we knew we wanted to create something special here,” explained McGrath. “Making the most of the gardens and the extraordinary view, we’ll be able to create a cafe in the manner of the simple outdoor cafes of Provence while providing additional exposure to the store and design services at Scout.”
“We are thrilled to become a part of such a vibrant community as Liberty Station and to have the opportunity to work alongside the talented Paul Scott Silvera,” added McGrath. “As residents of Point Loma, we’ve watched the project grow into a true neighborhood. We know that our charming little garden cafe will be the perfect quiet, calm counterpoint to the bustle of the village.”
Guests will feel that they have been transported to a charming French park kiosk with outdoor seating for 20 people. Scout Creative Director Paul Scott Silvera is consulting on the design, décor and setting. “Cafe Chloe has long been one of my favorite spots and this is part of an overall plan to further develop Quarters D into a destination for all things local and quality,” said Silvera.
The cafe’s menu of pastries, quiche, fromage, charcuterie, soups and composed salads will be complemented by specialty coffees, classic cocktails, aperitifs and village-style wines. All menu items will be prepared in Cafe Chloe’s East Village kitchen and served on a charming terrace overlooking the romantic rolling lawn and garden.
In addition to the garden cafe, the venue is poised to become San Diego’s most sought after event space. “The Cafe Chloe team will bring our expertise to Scout to establish a venue for celebrations both grand and intimate. With the ability to host weddings and events for as many as 500 guests, as well as charming soirees for smaller groups, we will quickly become one of the most sought-after event spaces in San Diego,” said McGrath. “In collaboration with the most esteemed event stylists in the city, including the über-talented San Diego Chef/Event Stylist Andrew Spurgin and wedding planner Catherine Bachelier-Smith, our cadre will create bespoke events of beauty, fantasy and creativity,” she added.
The location will have many advantages as an event venue: ample parking, generous grounds which can be divided up in a myriad of pleasing ways for different- sized groups, and a full liquor license. The view across the rolling lawn of downtown San Diego will provide the perfect backdrop for iconic photo opportunities.
The garden is available immediately for private events. The café is scheduled for a fall opening.
About Cafe Chloe
Cafe Chloe is a cozy, urban neighborhood cafe located in San Diego’s hip East Village which serves an award-winning menu of updated bistro classics alongside gourmet coffee, tea and boutique wines. Open all day, this jewel box of a cafe offers a variety of enjoyable experiences. www.cafechloe.com Facebook: Chloe at Scout To book an event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Catherine Bachelier-Smith) or call 619.391.7627 General email:email@example.com Cafe Hours: 8:00 am-close 2675 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, 92106
ABOUT SCOUT @ Quarters D
SCOUT is a unique mercantile offering a well-edited collection of furnishings, fixtures and embellishments for the home, as well as interior decoration, color consultation and home staging. Located in a 4,000 square foot historic home surrounded by a 1 and ••• acre garden in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. www.scout-home.com 619.225.9925