Klein Agency turns former Heinz loading dock into contemporary brasserie
Bon Temps is an all-day modern California brasserie located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Chef Lincoln Carson reimagines a modern French brasserie with industrial roots. The project was completed by LA-based, Belgian-born Klein Agency.
“The purposeful indoor/outdoor space is a contemporary homage to materiality and function, building upon the history of the space (a former Heinz loading dock) with a minimal palette and reclaimed elements. A custom 30-foot Carrara marble bar top leads with a partitioned display section, serving as the pastry case by morning before transitioning into a raw bar as the day progresses. Anchored by distressed aluminum, the same cut of marble traces a curvature that leads to the interior dining room, furnished warmly with supple cognac leather banquettes and bookmarked by two kitchen spaces — one for savory, the other for baked goods. Floor to ceiling windows in the front room look out into the charming 45-seat outdoor alleyway, where locals and visitors alike can gather over Carson’s satisfying menu,” explained Jon and Maša Kleinhample of Klein Agency