You can head to your nearest supermarket and buy a loaf of factory made bread for breakfast. That’s an option. Or, you can pay a visit to one of these bakeries in Mumbai for some freshly baked, still warm unique breads. It’s your choice – but we know which one we’d go for.
1) American Express Bakery
Try: Rustic Oat Bread, Country Style Bread
To quote an old phrase, OvenFresh is an Oldie, but a Goldie. Most people know it as a restaurant that serves great burgers, but what they don’t know is that the burger bread is freshly baked, and on sale!
Try: Warm brioche bread
Where: Multiple outlets including Fort, Prabhadevi and Kemps Corner
So passionate is The Baker’s Dozen about its bread that each type of bread is given its own mini story on its menu. So, the Pain au Levain’s story goes “Made of wheat, I added on the goodness of walnuts and a burst of raisins during my teenage years to make me popular. Now, no one can resist my healthy charm!” Makes you want to sample it, doesn’t it?
Try: Pain au Levain (of course), Ciabatta, Banana Bread
4) Hearsh & Co
This bakery has been in existence since the First World War and sure knows how to bake its bread. It’s a popular haunt for celebrities, but a take a bite of their bread and you’ll forget about ogling at Sharukh Khan in front of you.
Try: French Loaf, garlic loaf
5) Yazdani Bakery
Here’s another quaint, ancient bakery that maintains its old world charm. Sip on a small glass of Irani chai and savour the sweet bun maska. Then, stop off at the bakery counter and stock up on breads before you go home.
Try: Cheese and garlic buns, swiss rolls, Bun maska
6) Bombay Baking Co
Try: Anything on the menu – we’ve been there eight times and are yet to be disappointed!
The perfect Sunday morning is coming your way; start off with a lazy stroll down Marine Drive, follow that with a sea facing breakfast at Pizza by the Bay and then pick up some fresh bread from the legendary Gaylord for lunch.
Try: Multigrain round bread
8) A1 Bakery
Don’t you be expecting carpeted floors and gentle lighting when you visit A1 – it’s got nothing much on the ambience front. But, it more than makes up for it with its fare, of which the bread is our favourite.
Try: Pav, Brun Pav
Where: Lower Parel, Ghatkopar
Feat your eyes on the seemingly never ending rack of fresh breads at The Rolling Pin. And then, buy some loaves, take them home and feast some more.
Try: Baguette, Coconut bread
Where: Multiple outlets across the city including Colaba and Malad
Try: Dense chocolate loaf, Parsi chutney bread
11) Le Pain Quotodien
Where: Multiple outlets including Colaba and BKC
Break bread and make some new friends at Le Pain Quotodien’s massive wooden communal table. The bread will get you into such a great mood that making friends will be easy!
Try: Baguette, Rye bread