Bakery/Cafe / California / Restaurants/Bars

Joan’s on Third

If you’ve heard anything about LA restaurants, you’ve probably heard of Joan‘s on Third. It’s right up there with Squirl and Gjelina when it comes to beloved basic b spots. Luckily, there is a second location near my friend Rachel’s house so we were able to stop by for a pre-brunch coffee and snack before the Sunday rush descended upon the cafe.

We both got lattes and then split two pastries. Rachel was a big fan of the scone, but I was partial to the banana muffin. Everything was tasty and a great way to start the morning. I saw so many people popping in after a run or for a seemingly traditional weekend meal with the kids. I imagine I’d do the same weekly if I lived in the area.

What’s cool about this spot is that it’s got a little of everything. There’s a full coffee bar, brunchy options like pancakes and breakfast burritos, and tons of gorgeous prepared foods. I’ll tell you what: if I was hosting a dinner party, I’d come here, get a couple salads and a full meatloaf, and call it a day. The whole place feels like it could be in the Hamptons. Very Barefoot Contessa. And we all know I love Queen Ina.

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