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29 March 2019 | 4 min read

5 Famous Bakeries In Mumbai Worth Breaking Your Diet For

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First-time visitors to Mumbai are usually keen to tick the classics from their list – chocolate brownies from Theobroma, mawa cake from B. Merwan & Co. and cream rolls from Bangalore Iyengar Bakery and rightly so. These are iconic bakeries but remember that this city has a lot more to offer to foodies from around the country {and world}. And this is exactly why we have put together an updated list of Mumbai’s amazing bakeries that includes institutions like Yazdani Bakery in the Fort area as well as contemporary favorites such as Le 15 Patisserie and Gaylord.

If you are drooling already, why not call your fellow dessert lovers, rent a car and head to these locations right away {pay using your debit card, and you might even get discount – talk about a sweet surprise right?}.

1. Yazdani Bakery for apple pies

Yazdani Bakery for apple pies - Live More Zone

One of the oldest bakeries in the city, Yazdani Bakery might be easy to miss in the crowded and narrow streets of the Fort, but there is little doubt that this an iconic structure. It has been in business since 1953, when Meherwan Zend, a Parsi baker introduced his one-of-a-kind bun maska chai to lucky customers in the city. Slowly however this Parsi café soon converted into a bakery, which is today popular for its apple pies. Costing only INR 70, this pie might not look as stunning as the one made in other restaurants, but trust us, it will make your heart {and stomach} very happy. After all, you can’t put a price on recipes that are decades old, right?

Timings – 7am – 7pm

11A, Cawasji Patel Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

2. Le 15 Patisserie for macarons and cupcakes

Le 15 Patisserie for macarons and cupcakes - Live More Zone

The brainchild of the dessert queen Pooja Dhingra, Le15 Patisserie boasts of incredible desserts, particularly macaroons and cupcakes. Although their Colaba outlet is our favourite, they are also located in Bandra {West}, Oshiwara and Lower Parel. Don’t forget to order their delicious waffle topped with chocolate syrup and fresh cream, perfect for whether you are on a date or a shopping break with your friends.

Timings – 9am – 12am

Shop 18, Lansdowne House Building, MB Marg, Near Regal Cinema, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

3. Gaylord for pastries and croissants

Gaylord for pastries and croissants - Live More Zone

The butter chicken at Gaylord might be legendary, but its bakery deserves to be appreciated as well. One of the best-loved bakeries in the city is a comprehensive collection of savoury and desserts to suit almost every type of palette. While their black forest cakes promise to be a nostalgic trip for locales in Bombay, make sure you also check out their spectacular mousses, puffs, pastries, croissants and pizzas.

Tip: Pack some pizza from the bakery and head down to Marine drive for some quiet introspection by the sea.

Timings – 9.30am – 11.30pm

Mayfair Building, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India

4. Merwan & Co. for mawa cake

Merwan & Co. for mawa cake - Live More Zone

As far as iconic Iranian cafe in Mumbai go, no one gets it better than B. Merwar & Co. Although it was briefly shut for a few years, it is now back to its old glory days of delighting dessert lovers from all over the city. And while you can literally order anything from their menu, their mawa cake is hands-down one of the best in the country. Its’ dense, buttery, and crumbly, just the way it is meant to be. No arguments.

Timings – 7am – 6pm

Shop No. 1, Station East, 2, Alibhai Premji Rd, Opposite, Grant Road East, Bharat Nagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400036, India

5. City Bakery for chocolate eclairs

City Bakery for chocolate eclairs - Live More Zone

Started by Haji Mohammed in 1954, City Bakery is currently run by the Dashti brothers. A landmark in Worli, this bakery is the ideal place for anyone to gorge on puddings and cakes. From nankhatai, teacakes to brunpao and mawa samosa, there are very few items on their menu that will not become an immediate favourite. The best part? It is super affordable and even if you eat your fill, your bill will rarely cross INR 500.

PS: Pack their chocolate eclairs to take home as they cost only INR 29.

Timings – 5am – 11pm

Number 204, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli Naka, BDD Chawls Worli, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India

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