Set in a well-lit and welcoming building, spilling out onto the terrace in back, Joan’s on Third is a family owned and operated Gourmet Marketplace, Café and Full Service Catering and Event Planning Company. A favorite among celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Tyra Banks and James Franco, Joan’s is a popular hotspot for dining on the go, dropping in for a quick sandwich or for take out. The store has underwent renovations to double its size, now featuring a full cheese counter and even more gourmet products to take home. Place your order at the counter and look for a free spot to sit (despite its popularity the cafe manages to have a quick turnaround rate). Menu items are particularly strong for breakfast and lunch items, like fluffy pancakes, sour cream-topped French omelets, apricot glazed ham sandwich with brie and mustard caper sauce, fresh fruit smoothies, chocolate cupcakes, and more. Fresh home baked bread, from whole grain rustic rolls to French baguettes, are on display next to apple turnovers, fruit tarts and a great selection of gelato. A fun, casual place to have one of the best, simple meals LA has to offer.