Joan’s on Third

Joan's on Third

Joan's on Third

The best thing about following other food writers/bloggers on Twitter is getting their fantastic suggestions on where to eat when you travel to their cities. Susan L., author of an LA-based food blog called reservationforthree suggested I check out Joan’s on Third among other spots during my 48-hour visit. I was so glad she did when I walked up to a counter in the gourmet market that offered cake stands filled with an endless slew of delectable-looking cupcakes. We were there for brunch, but I was immediately thinking about dessert, knowing I would have to decide between a pumpkin and a chocolate peanut butter cupcake. I went for the chocolate peanut butter, ultra rich dark chocolate with an intense ultra-whipped peanut butter cream inside and chocolate glaze on top.
Chocolate peanut butter cupcake

Chocolate peanut butter cupcake


Pumpkin cupcakes and more at Joan's

Pumpkin cupcakes and more at Joan's


But brunch came before the cupcakes, a small but perfectly edited list of omelettes, steel cut oatmeal, housemade granola with yogurt, a soft-boiled farm egg, chocolate French toast and a NY breakfast sandwich on country bread. I went for the goat cheese and asparagus omelette, so fresh it tasted almost healthy even with ultra rich and creamy, melt-in-your-mouth goat cheese inside and a large dollop of fresh sour cream on the side. Crunchy pieces of fresh asparagus added texture and the eggs were light and fluffy. Served with a side of microgreens rather than potatoes, and relatively smaller in size than Midwestern omelettes, we weren’t overly stuffed even with the rich ingredients.
Goat cheese and asparagus omelette

Goat cheese and asparagus omelette


Breakfast and cupcakes were out of the way, but we could’ve hung out all day at Joan’s, not only for the celeb spotting (Meg Ryan!), but for the amazing cheese, sandwich, spreads, vinegars, Halloween cookies, homemade candies and other baked goods. Enjoy a couple more shots, and definitely make a point to stop in next time you are in LA. 8350 W. Third Street, 323.655.1967
More goodies at Joan's

More goodies at Joan's


Pumpkin pie..my fave

Pumpkin pie..my fave

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Joan’s on Third

  1. Ugh, how does anyone ever make an omelette look so perfect? I can’t perfect the flip!

  2. I know! This may have been the most perfect omelette I’ve ever seen. I have also yet to perfect the flip:( Tips anyone?

  3. Melissa

    Love Joan’s on Third. They have great bread & butter pickles that they make in house. I never even liked them before I had them there.Don’t know how you decided between cupcakes. Mmm, pumpkin and chocolate & peanut butter. Wonder what it would taste like all together?

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