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Neighborhood Guide: Kensington

Amid the nabe’s charming Spanish-style homes and friendly residents is a hip avenue of great food, art, and more.


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Kensington | Photo: Jennifer Siegwart

Stehly Farms Market

Led by third-generation farmer brothers in North County, the market is stocked with organic (and mostly local) produce, a juice bar, a deli, and more.
4142 Adams Avenue

 

Ken Cinema

After nearly shuttering in 2014, the cozy movie theater is alive and well, screening foreign films, indie faves, and cult classics like The Room.
4061 Adams Avenue

 

Kensington Café

Kensington Café

With Italian, French, and Mexican covered on the avenue, pull up a seat at this all-American eatery, with weekend brunch and a dog-friendly patio.
4141 Adams Avenue

 

Zen Sanctuary

The boutique spa doles out massages, facials, and acupuncture sessions with an Eastern-holistic spin, including reiki treatments.
4183 Adams Avenue

 

Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant

When California burritos just won’t do, step into this bustling Tex-Mex joint for killer queso, fajitas, and margaritas.
4050 Adams Avenue

 

Pappalecco

The coffee shop has opened a third location—this time adding Tuscan-style pizzas to the menu of lattes, gelato, and pastries.
4202 Adams Avenue

 

Bleu Bohème

The French resto specializes in classics like lobster crepes. They also serve a $30 three-course “Bohemian” menu from 5 to 6 p.m. nightly and all night on Tuesdays.
4090 Adams Avenue

 

Cucina Sorella | Photo: Singler Photography

Cucina Sorella

Love Cucina Urbana? Then you’ll dig its new sister restaurant, a pasta-centric offshoot with the same flair for whimsical yet sophisticated design. On your way out, stop by the retail nook with glassware, garden goods, and more.
4055 Adams Avenue

 

Village Vino

Oenophiles and novices alike will appreciate the impressive selection of nearly 200 wines at this quaint wine bar and bottle shop. They host tasting events and a wine club, too.
4095 Adams Avenue

 

Niche

Two South Park boutique vets—the owner of Junc.Life and the former co-owner of now-closed Progress—have joined forces to bring giftables and home accents to a
one-stop shop.
3723 Adams Avenue

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