|Category:||Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant,|
|Address:||Shops At The Merchant Square, 933 Bob Wallace Ave SW Suite 215, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Monday:||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Thursday:||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Friday:||7:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Saturday:||10:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
Bread and goodies all delicious! So 5 stars on food! However, today we arrived at the store to find it closed during the normal advertised business hours. Sign on the door says they’re at a festival? Definitely call before going to verify the store is open before driving there.
I love this place. The owners were extremely helpful and insightful on which breads to pair up with the sandwiches.
So far I’ve tried the bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich on sourdough which was very good. At the same time my wife tried the kickstarter sandwich on a Canadian bacon cheddar biscuit that the owner, Kaleb, recommended, and boy, did it steel the show.
Today, for lunch, my wife and I tried something new. My wife got the Harvey’s chicken salad sandwich on the cranberry walnut bread, while I got the roast beef. Both were delicious, but to tell the truth I would’ve took my wife chicken salad over everything else. It was amazing!!
I visited here a week or so ago wanting to try some of their baked goods. I'd read they'd recently reopened under new ownership and had been hearing positive things. We have so many wonderful options for baked sweets and treats in Huntsville, but I'm happy to report that I can add GHB to my list of recommendations too!
This shop is located in the same center as Char, Chop n Fresh, and Chuy's (lots of C names, haha). I do find the parking consistently a little challenging in this shopping center, but there is an adjacent parking deck that makes things a little easier. GHB is on the far end from the street in a corner.
The inside of the shop is small but there's a few spots to sit and hang and I did see a gentlemen on a laptop doing just so. I imagine it stays fairly quiet inside so it may be a good place to work or study.
They offer freshly baked loaves of bread, deli sandwiches and soups, and sweets, like scones, cookies, and muffins. They have an espresso machine and a coffee menu too. It was hard for me to tell if they offered iced coffee (I don't drink hot coffee usually) as the words on the menu were a little small for me to see without glasses, but next time I go I will ask. Too late in the afternoon anyway. :)
The lady who greeted me and rang me up was personable and happy to tell me about the product without overselling or making me feel pressured. I got the impression she was the owner or manager, but I'm not positive. She was lovely.
They have a bread board with samples of their bread you can take for free any time you come in. Yay! They are now selling a chocolate chip peanut butter bread that I HAD to taste. It was delicious! Soft and slightly moist with a nice crust. I think if I had to sum up their offerings with one phrase, it would be: "Not too sweet!" This is a plus for me, since it allows you to taste all the other flavors in the product and isn't overwhelming or cloying. The bread wasn't too sweet and would make a great breakfast toast with peanut butter and bananas.
Sadly, I didn't buy any loaves of bread because we are very bad about not finishing loaves in my house, lol. What I did buy was a cinnamon scone, a chocolate chip scone, and a carrot and walnut muffin. I saw a yummy looking power bar type of thing on my way out after I paid that looked delicious. Will be back for that.
Our favorite item was probably the chocolate chip scone! It was semisweet and soft and delicate without being too crumbly. Really delicious, especially heated up!
The carrot and walnut muffin was a sleeper hit! I didn't expect much but honestly it was a great snack! The carrot shreds added a lot of moisture (in a good way!) and a great texture. Plenty of walnuts and a subtly sweet, subtly nutty flavor.
The cinnamon scone was also good but not quite as good as the other two items. It was a little on the dry and crumbly side. However, that may be down to our error - we ate it a day or two after purchasing it. I'm sure it was better fresh.
I will definitely return for more muffins, scones, and the power/savannah bar! Looking forward to trying new things and hopefully getting an iced coffee too. Plus more samples of chocolate peanut butter bread could never be a bad idea. :) Thanks and well done, GHB!
This is a great little bakery and Cafe. The staff is very nice and they offer samples of their bread and baked goods. I got the spicy apple bacon grilled cheese which was amazing. I also got a cinnamon chip scone which was as big as my hand. I will definitely be going back!
Wow, I could not put this sandwich down until I had finished it all! I had just gotten off a 12 hour shift and wanted something to rejuvenate me, and by God I got it. I was warmly and enthusiastically greeted by three associates, one of which recognized me from a previous visit. They promptly sought out my needs, and a young woman working offered me to sample one of the cookies they made — a typical practice of theirs! The man working made sure I got exactly what I was looking for. My sandwich was phenomenal! Everything is clearly made fresh and with love. I also got a jalapeño cheese loaf.. you have got to give that a try. Every other visit I’ve had also reflects this experience and my verdict is that you should absolutely give this place a try if you love bread or sandwiches.