Thursday, January 18, 2007

3 Square Cafe + Bakery has been a long wait! I have been driving by rubbernecking this joint for months! Only opening three days prior, the bakery seemed to be running smoothly. The Cafe is not opening for three more weeks. The cafe was supposed to open last May but had difficulty with the city.

The location is nice. Clean, simple and perfect in its Abbot Kinney neighborhood setting. The bakery is "next door" to the cafe. The bakery offers MANY pastries and sandwiches. The sandwiches are similar to or the same as what is offered at their Washington Boulevard location. Rockenwagner is known for his pastries, breads and pretzel variations. Once again they did not disappoint. I tried a new pastry I hadn't tried before, the "Nougat Ring". It was delicious. It was a sugar cookie ring with a hazelnut filling covered in chocolate. It was more like a candy bar than a pastry.

The Cafe, "3 Square" will be open for all three meals daily (hence the "3 square"). The cafe will offer Rockenwagner's salads, souffles and fillets. So-it seems to be an interesting mix for a menu. There is a nice exterior seating area that helps add additional seating for this small cafe.I will have to do a "part III" to my Rockenwagner postings when the cafe opens in a few weeks. Stay tuned!


3 Square Cafe + Bakery
1121 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291


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