One thing that can get a girl to shut up, apart from a flat 50% off at her favourite store is something sweet. Well, at least I can say that rule applies to me. Having tried almost every bakery in the city (with pride), I can guide my friends, more often than I'd care to confess, about where they can go for the best cupcakes, pastries, cakes, custom made cakes and chocolate milkshakes. So here's giving you guys the lowdown on where to get your girlfriends or boyfriends their little serving of love from this Valentine's Day! Read on..
Love Sugar Dough What's so special: Their cupcake base isn't dried out; it's perfectly blended in with the icing on top and has a stuffing of it right in the centre (totally droolworthy) Brownie Points: For efficient and friendly staff. Plus, the mezzanine floor seating is cozy and comfortable. Located at: Union Park, Bandra West Price Range: Between Rs 60 to 80 (additional costs for the letters and little add-ons)
Theobroma's What's so special: The variety is amazing! And considering the small size, you can have more from each platter Brownie Points: For being totally worth the money! Spacious places with fine ambience are quite the combination. Located at: Bandra West, Andheri West, Colaba and Peddar Road Price Range: Approximately Rs 70
Polpo at Shatranj What's so special: I know, I know - this isn't a cafe, bakery sort of place; it's a restaurant. But the place is the only one in all of India to serve California's favorite dessert - the Pizuki! For those of you who love starting your meal from the other side - you know where to go now! Brownie Points: For the staff being extremely proactive and suggesting genuinely nice dishes. Located at: Union Park, Bandra West Price Range: Approximately Rs 1000 per head
Love N Cheesecake What's so special: Their menu offers 13 kinds of cheesecake - need I say more?| Brownie Points: For having the variety they do in a relatively smaller serving arena. Located at: Linking Road, Bandra West Price Range: Between Rs 100 & 200
Country Of Origin What's so special: I have NEVER (I can not stress enough on this) had a better Red Velvet pastry in my life! Why no picture? Because I ate it before I realized that I should have Instagram'ed a picture before Brownie Points: For being at both ends of the city! Saves much time from traveling & getting rid of the Red Velvet craving, no matter where you are. Located at: Juhu & Neapen Sea Road Price Range: Between Rs 100 and Rs 200
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All pics by Aanam Chasmawala