Bangalore Iyengar’s Bakery

shop front

shop front

This bakery opened up across Sassoon docks, Colaba yesterday. I think I was one of the first few people to buy. I’ve been really waiting to try their goodies as I heard they were a pure eggless – vegetarian bakery.

So, yesterday, I picked up their pineapple-jam swiss roll and a chocolate swiss roll. Each is for Rs.25. Five of us dug into these and the unanimous verdict was that the pineapple-jam was the topper.

pineapple-jam swiss roll

pineapple-jam swiss roll

chocolate swiss roll

chocolate swiss roll

 

 

Next I picked up biscuits – in 200gms I got 2 each of chocolate chip, chocolate paste, almond and cashew biscuits. All biscuits are priced at Rs. 400 a kg.

Loved the almond and cashew ones. Chocolate chips is as good as any other bakery. The chocolate paste is decent.

biscuits

biscuits

As it was their opening, amongst other things, I got to try the plain cake – it was yummm. Soft and melt in the mouth. Cakes were still be come onto the shelves as well as more of their goodies. They said by afternoon they would be completely stocked up.

I yet have to try so many of their items. I will definitely go back for many more treats. It’s a great place to eat non-eggy sweets and savouries. At reasonable cost.

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CRUMBilicious

logoThis is a 3 month old cake/pasrty – dessert store that has opened its shop at Colaba, close to the Colaba Postoffice. Selling cupcakes, cheesecakes, tarts and such.

The owner was in, while I was there. I tasted the mini chocolate cupcake (Rs. 25) – Its got good taste but I think its a bit too expensive for the size. Its a one-bite or actually its a put-the-whole-thing in your mouth sized cupcake. I then sampled the caramel sauce – its absolutely divine. Selling at Rs. 200 a jar (20ogms) its awesome.

As per the leaflet, cheesecakes are Rs. 70 a piece, but when I bought the baked lemon cheesecake, I paid Rs. 100 for it. (when I asked why-I was told it was a new addition to the menu and is more expensive). Was it worth it? NO. It was even below average. A big disappointment.

lemon baked cheesecake

lemon baked cheesecake

Aunt tasted it and she said, her’s homemade it even better! We plan to make it soon.

Leo’s Boulangerie

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This bakery turned a year old in January 2014. Its located at Colaba, between the market and postoffice, on the main road. I have passed-by this route numerous times, seen this bakery but somehow never got my foot in.

Finally, went there last evening. Wanting a light eat for dinner, picked up a vegetarian fare of pizza and puff.

veg pizza n puff

veg pizza n puff

The pizza at Rs. 4o is a 4 1/2″ pizza with a good amount of filling and cheese (the american corn pieces are a tad too many). Its got a good flavour and makes a very good mini meal with the puff. The puff at Rs 20 is a spinach and paneer stuffed savory. The puff is light and its almost a melt-in-the-mouth mini feast. I really enjoyed this light dinner, which I had with homemade coffee. I am gonna go to this place more often – I mean it! Its good, fresh and tasty.

The bakery is well designed and has an extensive menu. It boasts of cakes, pastries, breads, cookies, brownies, sandwiches and savories such as quiche, rolls, croissants. Next, I am keen on trying are their breads and quiche.