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    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • xmasblend Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese
  • lavazza Bean Review
    Lavazza Qualita Rossa
  • bobosocial BOBO Social
    Great Burgers in town
  • bagelbakery B Bagel Bakery
    Bagels take Chelsea
  • cafedenata Cafe de Nata
    Sweet Treats are Made of This

Coffee Enquiry XIV: Balthazar Boulangerie

Finally one of my favourite NYC places is in London. Balthazar is in town. Keith McNally took the complete concept and made a carbon copy of the Soho place in Covent Garden. There is no sitting at the Boulangerie, only take away options, including, artisan breads, sweets, pastries, salads, sandwiches, and coffee. Everything is baked and made in house by chef Regis Beauregard in charge of pastries and chef Jon Rolfe as head baker. 

The Door to the Bakery
Salads and sandwiches
Cafe & The
Got to the place, ordered a focaccia, some cookies, and a macchiato. The coffee was strong and nice, no latte art, remember is in a take away cup so no need for that. Service was extremely friendly. 

Macchiato
Take away style
Espresso Machine: Wega
Beans: Square Mile
Score: 4/5

Bread
Nice bread, the focaccia flavour was great, the coffee was excellent, red brick blend from Square Mile.

Some cookies to go
Bread reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Rye” 

Jerry: He stole back the rye?
George: Yeah
Jerry: Why?
George: Why? Why? Because he's off his rocker! That's why
Jerry: So, do the Ross's know?
George: I don't know. They're all very suspicious
Jerry: Why wouldn't they be? A rye bread doesn't just disappear
George: Now, because of that stupid rye bread, I got to keep them all separated for the rest of my life

Balthazar Boulangerie
T: 020 3301 1155
Bakery
Approx Damage: £10pp
Area: Covent Garden
Borough: City of Westminster
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