joan's on third

this gourmet marketplace and café in west hollywood always reminded me of dean & deluca in soho, new york. but since their expansion in september 2007, joan's on third has become less of a dean & deluca and more of a "home" to me. i get the ahhhh feeling every time i step inside. i was there for brunch over the weekend and as i was sitting outside, sipping my latte, i took out my camera and started snapping pictures. next thing i know, i was chatting with the owner herself - joan mcnamara! joan was so kind to let me take pictures inside of the store for my blog. there are so many things i love about this place but it's really the details that captured my heart: from wonderfully curated props to handwritten menu boards... from delicate light fixtures to whimsical cow figurines (in the most unexpected places too!) a big thank you to joan and her most courteous staff for a delicious + inspirational saturday afternoon!

happy accident
"d" for Danesi Caffè, but love it as a "p"!

"Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive."
Pliny the Elder, Roman naturalist (AD 23-79)

in the kitchen
Joan McNamara, owner


  1. Beautiful pictures! Will definitely go to the restaurant.....

  2. Great pictures; if my blog could only look that good. But hey, I'm taking notes and I'm a fast learner!

  3. I can see what you mean by a peacefull or "ahh" feeling by Joan's On Third. The asethetic in the shop is just that.

    Can't wait to check it out next time I'm in town.


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