Oakland: Brunch at Haven

Bloody Mary

Red Snapper (Gin Bloody Mary)

One Sunday, we checked out brunch at Haven. Luckily we got a table with a great view of the harbor and all the folks walking back and forth from the farmers’ market.

I started out with a Red Snapper (a gin Bloody Mary) and had a difficult task of choosing something to eat. There were many intriguing things. The menu leaned towards savory which was good since I’m not much of a sweet breakfast fan. Haven doesn’t have iced tea but if you ask nicely, they’ll hook you up.

pate

pate

 

We shared the pate and tuna toast to start. The pate was a tad salty but eaten with bread and mustard, it was just fine. Great pickles.

tuna toast

tuna toast

As we were eating the tuna toast, we noticed the avocado was missing. It was what sold me initially.

pate with avocado

pate with avocado

 

Haven was nice enough to whip up another avocado toast topped with our new favorite pate. The pate is really chunky and reminded me more of thick Vietnamese headcheese.

artichoke and burrata

artichoke and burrata

 

My friend decided on one of the lighter dishes for her main, that is, if you can call burrata “light.” But it really is when served with artichoke.

roast pork

roast pork

 

I had the roast pork which was topped with a fried egg. You get a good hunk of meat. I liked that it was served with beans and green beans instead of a really starchy side but it would be awesome with something like grits or polenta.

 

Haven

44 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94607  —  (510) 663-4440
 
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