3 Cheers for 3 Square!


3 Square Cafe

Well we finally made it over to 3 Square Cafe for a weekend Brunch. The wait for a table was only about 5 minutes, which wasn’t so bad. Especially considering that there were a few celebrities having brunch too. I won’t say who. They are our neighbors, after all.

The menu for Brunch is considerably smaller than the rest of the week, but is still rather inclusive of good brunch choices. There weren’t a whole lot of vegetarian options. Luckily, I was really in the mood for pancakes, so the German Apple Pancake with Creme Fraiche hit the spot. And it was topped with strawberries, my favorite food. The pancake is HUGE – easily enough for 2 people.

German Apple Pancake at 3 Square

Bret had an omelet and my husband had a sandwich. I was head-first into my pancake, so to be honest, I didn’t pay attention to what the omelet of the day was or which sandwich. I know they both liked their meals. And several proseccos. (I had coffee, which was very good. And I’m picky about coffee.)

Omlette and Prosecco at 3 Square

Sandwich and Salad at 3 Square

What I liked is that the dishes were simple and straight-forward. They were special without being fancy. Other than the gynormous pancake, the portions were great for brunch.

As you may recall from my earlier post about 3 Square, I have a weird affinity for kaiserschmarren. The head chef for 3 Square is THE kaiserschmarren guru, so I couldn’t NOT ask about it. The waiter had no idea what the hell I was talking about, couldn’t pronounce kaiserschmarren, and didn’t seem at all impressed by either my knowledge of this dessert or that their head chef was the master. But, he did offer to ask about it next time he saw Chef Gussmack. We’ll see. I may call ahead next time.

3 Square Cafe
1121 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA 90291



  1. I’d love to try it — too bas Hans Rockenwagner is such an evil asshole. After he stole tips from his servers for many years, fired managers that threatened to turn him into the labor board, and would insist on leaving no tip for his servers after they waited hand and foot on his entire family. It’s too bad, really because the food looks lovely, despite the stink that follows him.