Bread, Espresso & – Serving 30 French Toasts Daily in Hong Kong

The famous Bread, Espresso & opened its first outpost in Hong Kong, helmed by Chef Patrick Yim who had spent 6 years baking in L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. With 8 branches in Tokyo and Osaka, the cafe is known for their fresh bakes and french toasts in a pan. Yet, you can only savour these french toasts after 3pm daily and the kitchen only limits to 30 per day. We reached at 2.45pm and there was already a queue formed so we were guessing if we were able to be included in the first 30, well thankfully we were! The staffs will only serve you when the previous customers had their food ordered which I thought it was fair enough, given you don’t know how many pieces will be taken off the list

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Serving these petite canelé. They have a limited gift set in conjunction with Mid Autumn Festival. And nope, we didn’t try

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House Blend Coffee with beans from Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Peru, quite an unusual combination I would say. I liked the coffee even though the friend said the iced version tasted strange. It is velvety with a nice aroma and a slightly acidic aftertaste

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French Sandwich HKD55

Honestly, I thought this was pretty normal

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Egg Salad Soymilk Bread HKD55

This was actually pretty good. I like the chewy texture and soymilk flavour of the bread that goes well together

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French Toast HKD68; with tea/coffee HKD98

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Accompanying the toasts – Italian Acacia honey which you can help yourself to at the counters

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The result was a scalding hot thick french toasts with an eggy, gooey texture, with a slightly sweet flavour. The egg custard had to be left in the fridge overnight before baking upon order and that is why there are only 30 pieces per day. I find the melt-in-your-mouth texture bit too gooey for me so I wasn’t as impressed as I thought it would be

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The cafe opens from 8am – 8pm so there are other bakes to be tried if you missed the 30 french toasts limit. Truthfully I felt like this might be a little overhyped plus the limited exclusivity will definitely bring some draw to crowds. No harm trying if you are a fan of french toasts or love Bread, Espresso & after trying their Japan outlets. Though I have to admit, their french toasts are definitely (more) insta worthy

Bread, Espresso &

G/F, Tak Sing Alliance Building,

115 Chatham Road South,

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong