IT is a Friday afternoon when I pay a visit to the Continental Café in Maldon, located at 38 High Street.

I am particularly excited to try the café, having heard about Olly Murs’ recent visit and look forward to the experience.

The establishment offers a breakfast menu until 11.30am.

Echo: Warm - LattéWarm - Latté (Image: Newsquest)

Offerings include scrambled eggs and bacon, an American style pancake stack, traditional French croissant and smashed avocado on toast with chili flakes.

Outside of breakfast, the wider menu includes toasted sandwiches, paninis, salads and baguettes.

As well as this, sweet treats such as pastries, doughs and custom made cakes.

Upon my arrival, I am warmly greeted by a member of staff, who seats me at a table.

Echo: Delicious - PaniniDelicious - Panini (Image: Newsquest)

After browsing the menu, I opt for a hog roast panini, which also has coleslaw, tomatoes and cucumber on the side.

To try one of the café’s sweet offerings, I also order a Cinnamon Swirl Danish pastry and choose a latté to drink.

I thoroughly enjoy the panini - as a ‘late lunch’, it is filling and tasty, just what I need at this time of day.

As I am aware Olly Murs tried cake during his visit, I decide to also try something sweet by selecting the Danish pastry.

I find having finished the panini that its taste acts as a nice complement and is a nice treat to enjoy on a Friday afternoon.

Echo: Sweet - Danish pastrySweet - Danish pastry (Image: Newsquest)

I am also very impressed by the staff at the Continental Café, who are very attentive and friendly.

Overall, I have nothing but nice things to say about the Continental Café and look forward to stopping by again in the future.