The Hart and the Hunter. Biscuits.

April 16, 2013

Ben and I have been in Los Angeles for a few days now, visiting before we head to Coachella and then onto San Francisco. We’ve spent our days hiking in the Hollywood hills, replenishing with vegan salads and green smoothies, cruising around in our uber cool mustang sensible Nissan rental and insisting on early cocktail hour. It’s pretty rad.

We’ve also been learning about the local cuisine, a job I take terribly seriously. The best biscuits were reported to be found at The Hart and the Hunter, and so I marched there as soon as I could for a buttery bite. Now, you might be thinking that I could not have possibly had these for my Wednesday Breakfast Club because as I publish this post, it is not yet Wednesday in LA. And to that I say, you are correct. This was my Monday breakfast. I got nothing, people. Nothing. But I mean, it’s biscuits! I know you forgive me.

The decor at The Hart and the Hunter is beautiful, with gorgeous wooden tables and ornate chairs, blue tiles and a retro-style wall seat. I adored the floral cushions.



We ordered a latte and a cappuccino and were overjoyed with how dreamy they were. The Hart and the Hunter use Handsome Coffee Roasters, and make a darn good cup. Who said coffee in America sucks? This was gooooood. Now I just need to have a store like this wherever we go and I’ll be happy.


♥ For eats we shared the scrumptious smoked trout on toast, which was embellished with capers and pickled onion and parsley and was just lovely. Extra avocado on the side.


♥ And, of course, we ordered a serve of biscuits, which came with pimento cheese, sugared berries and honey butter. I’ll say that again, honey butter. Yep.


The biscuits were perfect. Absolutely divine. Bright and buttery and flakey and honest. I adored them. Ben adored them. Usually I hand him a bigger portion of whatever we’re eating. Not these. I split them down the middle, focusing on making it even like my life depended on it.

Although I feel I may have spoilt Ben. His first introduction to biscuits and he went straight to the top, to perfection. He’s keen for biscuits with eggs and a side of American bacon, like what I ate at cookshop in NYC. He’ll get it and I’m sure it’ll be delicious. But I’m also sure it won’t be as scrumptious as Hart and the Hunter’s lovelies.

Wednesday Breakfast Club, LA style. What did you have for breakfast today?


Heidi xo

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  • Josie April 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Goat yoghurt with oats, pumpkin seeds, LSA, cinnamon and honey!

    • Heidi April 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Oh YUM! Wholesome goodness x

  • Lynn @ The Actor's Diet April 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Ha ha! Just came back from there and had the biscuits too. Although I called mine maple butter:

    • Heidi April 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Snap! So pleased I’m eating like a local 😉 x

  • Joyti April 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ah, how lovely! I haven’t been to L.A./Southern CA for too too long. Maybe this summer? Sounds like you’re having a blast!

    • Heidi April 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks, lovely, we are! x

  • Kacie April 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I’ll be honest, I just googled American biscuit lol :-/

    • Heidi April 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Yes, different to ours! 🙂 x

  • BON+JOUR April 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    This looks like the perfect start into the day :)! I’m an oatmeal person and so longing for fresh berries this spring :)…

    • Heidi April 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Oh sounds lovely! I’m craving rhubarb x

  • InTolerant Chef April 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    What a prefect looking coffee indeed!

    • Heidi April 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      ’twas! x

  • Cilla April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    The coffee at SFMOMA is good too, just FYI.
    I love San Fran, there is some good chow to have there. There is a great Tex Mex Place called West of Pecos. Check out Bourbon and Branch bar too.
    And my favourite shopping haunt, Anthropologie.
    so exciting!

    • Heidi April 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks, Cilla! Great tips here. LOVE Anthropologie. I want everything there always and forever. x

  • jac April 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

    So, is a biscuit more like our scone? No matter what it’s called it looks delicious 🙂 Looking forward to lots of yummy US posts!

    • Heidi April 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Precisely 🙂 x

  • msihua April 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

    OMG You found good coffee in America!! OMG!

    • Heidi April 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      haha it can be done! x

  • Sean Jewell April 17, 2013 at 7:01 am

    If you get a chance visit Aulac in Fountain Valley, it is a glorius raw food venue, tell em’ sean from peace pies sent you and order the bbq “chicken” pizza. If you get a chance

    also swingers = best vegan breakfast

    • Heidi April 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Darn it, left too early. So many good eats to be had. We’ll hopefully be back though, flying out of LA. Thanks for the recommendations! x

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  • Hannah April 17, 2013 at 10:12 am

    This post makes me feel like crying in a better way. Will be in touch with you soon; trying to hold back until you’ve had a few days of gallivanting xoxo

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  • Iron Chef Shellie April 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Wow real coffee in America? haha
    What a cute place!

    • Heidi April 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Super cute! x

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