Party Earth Review A boutique market, deli, catering company, and café, Joan’s on Third is an always-bustling LA staple where the only things prettier than the desserts are the regular celebrity patrons. Since Angelinos often consider... ... read full review
8350 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Café and Market: M–Sa 8am–8pm, Su 8am–6pm
Deli: M–Sa 10am–8pm, Su 10am–6pm
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
A boutique market, deli, catering company, and café, Joan’s on Third is an always-bustling LA staple where the only things prettier than the desserts are the regular celebrity patrons.
Since Angelinos often consider 10am as “getting up early,” business starts slowly, but by late morning – especially on weekends – the sidewalk patio is brimming with trendy brunchers working their way through smoked salmon, French toast, and imported Italian lattes.
Inside the open and sunny room, gourmet foodies and foodie wannabes wander past the gleaming shelves of the small market, ogling the hundred-plus cheeses, specialty pastas, and other artisan goodies as the line of patrons quickly forms behind the expansive deli counter.
Once they’ve ordered, well-known actors and doe-eyed college kids alike face the task of hunting down a table, though many simply depart with their to-go orders or popular prepared picnic and gift baskets in hand.
The Korean short ribs and glazed ham and brie are big favorites, but the varied menu of mostly American and Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches, soups, and ever-changing specials make it easy to satisfy even the most demanding palate, while the assortment of behemoth cupcakes and other desserts no doubt tempts even the most self-controlled citizen.
Reminiscent of the finer café markets of Paris, but with a distinct Hollywood edge, Joan’s on Third is where baguettes, beautiful people, and brie collide.
There’s a separate line at the deli counter just for dessert orders, so if you’re there to satisfy a sweet tooth, don’t get lost in the crowd of hungry diners. And remember that seating is limited, so the pre-packed picnic baskets are an absolutely divine excuse to grab something to go.
Euro foodies, affluent party girls, celebrities, up-and-coming actors and other Hollywood types, laid-back stargazers, and tourists, 20s to 40s.
Deli and market packed with artisan goodies, sandwiches, soups, pastas, specialty cheeses, meats, and a large assortment of fresh desserts. To-go orders, custom gift baskets, and pre-packed picnic baskets available. Catering services available.
Breakfast items $4–$12, soups/salads $6–$16, sandwiches $6.50–$12.50, larger entrées $10–$25+, desserts $2.50–$5.50, gift baskets $125–$300.
Trendy casual: button-downs without ties, sports jackets, nice sweaters, designer workout attire, dresses, fancy jeans.
Any day for brunch to spy a celeb and eat too many cupcakes.
The Grove (189 The Grove Drive) is a popular outdoor retail and entertainment complex located next to the historical Farmers Market, both of which draw a diverse and upbeat crowd of local shoppers and tourists.