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Hidden Treasure on Third Street!

by C. Reagan (writer), WEST HOLLYWOOD, September 11, 2006


Los Angeles is full of hustle, bustle and flux. Everything is constantly changing or re-inventing itself to keep up with the latest trends or to stay on top of the perverbial "heap". Although, I am the first to rush out and experience the hip new hotspots, its a welcome relief to have staples in the everyday routine that you can depend on to always come through with consistency.

"Who's on Third", a quaint cafe nestled in between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills at 8369 W. 3rd Street is such an establishment. Boasting open doors since 1989, "Who's.." has become a kind of hidden treasure to the locals that wander in daily for a wide variety of food and drink. Plus, it's one of the only places in LA that offers free wire-less internet. With a nice, covered patio and a small, cute dining room, "Who's on Third" can be a welcome alternative to the corporate coffee shop.

Gemma Kim took over the cafe just over a year ago. Since then, she has worked diligently to provide a cozy space to relax, eat, drink and be merry. Her menu is huge and really has something for every taste pallet. Cooking with organic ingredients and offering healthy alternatives to the traditional bistro menu like turkey sausage or bacon, soy-based espresso drinks, many wraps, and several vegetarian choices for the health conscious diner. In turn, tons of great "comfort foods" are available as well, perfect for a weekend brunch after a night club hopping.

Guests rave about their Croissant French Toast, a bargain at $5.95. A Chicken Avacado Sandwich for $7.95 is mouth-watering with mozzarella cheese, romaine lettuce and a sun-dried tomato pesto spread. All of the sandwiches and wraps are served with a choice of fresh fruit, a perfect portion of organic mixed greens, or crispy curly fries. Soups change depending on the seasons, but daily offerings include Vegetable Soup with fresh yellow squash and Turkey Chili served with cheddar cheese, green onions and sour cream on the side. All soups come with fresh bagel chips and are heated to order instead of sitting in an urn all day. The menu goes on and on, but some of the most popular offerings are on the list of salads. Caesar, Greek and BBQ Chicken Salads are all very popular. The Shabu-Shabu Salad features grilled chicken on a bed of fresh vegetable stir-fry with crispy noodles, cilantro and toasted almonds. It is served with a Sesame-Ginger dressing on the side which, frankly, I would slather onto anything not nailed down. For $8.95, you can get two and take one home for your starving, screen-writer roommate!

Don't forget that "Who's.." also has quite the coffee and tea selection. It's a pretty typical "coffee shop" menu featuring amongst many things, lattes, ice blends and hot or iced teas ranging in price from $1.95 to $3.75. Shakes and Smoothies are available for $3.95. Of course, everything is available to go at no extra charge.

Surprisingly, the cafe also delivers! Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm you can call ahead and order anything off the menu to be dropped off at your office or home. The minimum delivery order must amount to $15.00 or a $2.00 surcharge is added. "Who's..." accepts Visa or Mastercard and is open daily for breakfast and lunch at 7:30 a.m.

If you need more information, would like to request a menu to be faxed or would like to order a carry-out or delivery order, call "Who's on Third" at 323.651.2928 or fax a request to 323.651.1752.

About the Writer

C. Reagan is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Jeff Silverman on September 12, 2006 at 12:03 pm
Thanks for the nice artile, C. I'm always on the look-out for nice, quiet places for a cup of coffee and maybe some good conversation. It's sad that so many of the "old places" are gone now, replaced by the corporate attitude and bad coffee.
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By Mia on September 22, 2006 at 04:36 pm
Nice Article C. Its so nice to see people , who like me, can find the quaint quite little places in our hustle and bustle of a city! Keep it up!! MIA
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