ONE of Blackburn’s best-loved dessert bars is launching a new addition to its menu ­— a brunch selection.

Haute Dolci’s brunch menu is available from today, starting from mid-morning and will available each day until 4pm.

The meal –­— a combination of breakfast and lunch ­— allows customers more time to enjoy a leisurely morning routine.

A spokesperson for Haute Dolci, Church Street, said: “We don’t need to tell you why brunch is the best meal of the day! What better way to start your weekend than to reward yourself with a lie in and grab a mid-morning, tastebud tantalising treat! The Haute Dolci brunch experience is a perfect mix of high class and pure delight.

"Our range of dining areas are unparalleled meaning you can socialise with friends and family, enjoy an unforgettable date or even host a business meeting, we have the perfect setting for you.”

Haute Dolci, which specialises in desserts like waffles, pancakes, crepes and milkshakes, is a major player in the growing dessert bar trade with existing outlets across the UK, including a branch at Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

The Blackburn branch opened in 2019 as part of a revamp of the former El Greco coffee bar in the historic listed Waterloo Pavilions building, making it the third dessert bar in the town centre following Heavenly Desserts at Suddell Cross and Kaspas on Preston New Road.

The opening came as part of Blackburn with Darwen Council’s plan to turn the pedestrianised Church Street, leading from the new £5million bus station past The Mall and market, into a ‘vibrant thoroughfare.’

This new brunch menu marks another point of evolution for the chain, with a newly expanded menu now on offer.

The spokesperson said: “With poached eggs that burst to perfection and smoothies that make your mouth water, you simply must try this breath taking experience.

“We know our pancakes are already well received; that’s why we added a stunning brunch version topped with fresh, juicy berries and crunchy moreish granola.

“We are excited for you to sink your teeth into our amazing French toast, topped with your choice of ripe berries or irresistible sticky toffee fudge sauce and caramelised banana; hey, that’s one of your five a day right?

“If sweet isn’t your thing we offer a wide range of brunch classics from eggs benedict through to our show stopping spicy hash and delectable toasties.

“The Le Brunch Collection is a menu that will not disappoint and is sure to please everyone!”

Find Haute Dolci, at 28 Church Street, Ewood, Blackburn.