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City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County

Community Alert: Mayor Pulido Honors the Highly Acclaimed Little Sparrow Café

Mayor Miguel Pulido will present the owners of the Little Sparrow Café with the Exceptional Service Award for their outstanding contributions to the City of Santa Ana at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

Armed with a dream to create a better food culture in Orange County, Bruce Marsh and his wife, Santa Ana native, Naseem Aflakian, partnered with Jenny Le to open the “Little Sparrow Cafe,” a French inspired bistro in Downtown Santa Ana in May 2013. Despite having no formal training in the restaurant business, they converted a vacant café space on Main and Third into an award winning culinary hotspot.

The Little Sparrow Café has received tremendous recognition since its opening: OC Weekly voted Little Sparrow as the Best Sunday Brunch in 2013; Orange Coast Magazine recognized it as Restaurant of the Year for 2014; Bravo TV named it one of the best new restaurants in the United States for 2015; and the Orange County Register has named it as one of the top 10 restaurants in Orange County. As a true American success story, the Little Sparrow offers a uniquely classic neighborhood feel that propels our vibrant downtown forward.

Please join the Mayor and City Council in recognizing this outstanding local business by attending Tuesday’s City Council Meeting or visit,, to see it streamed live on the web.

The Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. A map with parking information is available at:


By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

5 thoughts on “Mayor Pulido will honor the Little Sparrow Café at the next City Council meeting”
  1. That’s right! Downtown Santa Ana still kicking butt! Congrats to Bruce and his Little Sparrow team!

    1. I support ,sorry to say ,but our people has no use , they keep property value down and anything they touch ,turn into shit, dont contribute and only mooch and ask for free shit

  2. Over rated- over priced;

    If you have never been out, it seems cool. To us it seems silly.

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