I’ll admit – I’ve only been to 3 Square’s bakery side for sandwiches, but one of these days, there will be a seat available at the cafe when I need one!
But what sandwiches they offer!
- Tuna Salad with Avocado, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Lemon and Capers on Brioche Rolls
- Double Black Forest Ham Panini with Swiss Cheese and Caramelized Onions
- Grilled Vegetables with Goat Cheese, Pesto, Romesco and Portobello Mushroom
- Oven Roasted Italian Ham with Asiago, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Romesco Sauce
- House Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce, Provolone, Tomatoes, Sprouts on Baguette
- Brie and Caramelized Pears with Figs on Walnut Bread
I’ll repeat that last one…Brie. Carmelized Pears. Figs. Walnut Bread. I could eat that every day.
3 Square Cafe and Bakery is a Hans Rockenwagner establishment (along with Rockenwagner Brasserie and Rockewagner Bakery). Rockenwagner has 30 years’ experience as a chef in Germany, Switzerland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. (and according to his online bio, he makes a mean crab souffle!)
Joining Rockenwagner is Wolfgang Gussmack of Austria, world-renowned chef and “holder of THE perfect Kaiserschmarren recipe.” (which is not on their menu?) If you’ve never have kaiserschmarren, find some. A german friend introduced me to it at some Austrian-themed resort in Vail, Colorado. It wasn’t on the menu, but Claus requested it and the chef was so tickled by the request, he made some. It was fab. Maybe if we request it at 3 Square, Wolfgang Goose-Smack will be inclined to show off and make us some too! (I hope my creative license with his last name doesn’t ruin my chances. It’s so hard to find good Kaisserschmarren!)
I could go on and on about how great and special they are – but here’s a link to their menu so I can stop copying and pasting now.
3 Square Cafe and Bakery
1121 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA 90291