Breakfast at Halva Bakery, London

Have I mentioned how much I love my job today?

Eating all the breakfast across London is tough, but someone’s got to do it! That’s why when Halva asked me (well, they asked Breakfast London) to pop down for a visit for a potential listing, how could I say no?

I don’t usually blog about Breakfast London listing reviews, but this one was a good ‘un. I thought it was going to be just another bakery, but oh, I was wrong.

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I mean, it looks sweet enough, but nothing special jumped out at first. I’d been told they’d had good coffees and bread, so I was excited to try it out.

I also wanted to try a cheeky cake, but it was breakfast o’clock. Not that I haven’t done that before. Or do it frequently.

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I was waiting for Milly (M. Botes to you from her quotes in previous posts) to join me in checking the place out, so I got out my notebook, ordered a coffee, and got snug in my seat.

They were right – the coffee is very good.

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I also did an artsy shot and I don’t know what to do with it so I’ve put it here.

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Okay I wouldn’t say artsy but I’M PROUD OF IT OKAY.

Milly’s late arrival meant I had time to browse the pastries (she was about 5 minutes late, I just wanted to look at them, really).

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Holy moly.

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SWEET AND SAVOURY? I obviously had to man up, unbutton my trousers and eat as much as I can. Yeah, unbuttoning trousers has never been so sexy.

Milly arrived and was quick to join me on the coffee train.

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I thought she had learnt by now that any meal with me means the potential to be photographed.

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It’s cute that she thought her camera-shy hands would stop me.

Sorry – let’s focus now. We kicked things off by sharing two sweet pastries (she also knows that any meal with me probably means we’re going to share food).

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That’s right. Artsy birds-eye view shot. This is happening.

Things started off with this Chocolate and Pistachio Danish. Omfg.

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I’d wanted to try what was the Pain au Chocolat with Banana & Coconut Cream, which was what it said on the display. I pointed to it, but it turns out they didn’t change the sign and it was actually a Pain au Chocolat/Almond Croissant Hybrid. I still wanted it. More than I want many things.

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My two favourite pastries together. Look at theat chocolate oozing out… I was literally tearing up at how beautiful it was. Then I ate it.

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I was starting to get full. From a coffee and pastry? Who am I?

I refused to believe the inability to my stomach and we got round 2: Savoury.

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If I thought things couldn’t get better, they did. These were crazy good.

We ordered the Goat Cheese & Mushroom Savoury Bread and a Brie, Spianch & Walnut Savoury Bread. The bread was SO GOOD HOLY CRAP.

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What seemed like a sweet little bakery is the home of some pretty delicious baked goods. If you’re looking for something just slightly different, check it out.

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