Bread has been a staple in diets all over the world. Whether we’re eating bread for breakfast or eating a sandwich at lunch, bread has played a huge part in our lives and in our diets. In India, of course, bread has more varieties – roti and chapatti to name a few – but the need for artisanal breads has been growing and the demand will only continue to increase.
Whether you’re eating freshly baked bread at the bakery/restaurant or buying a loaf to take home, there are always new places popping up in the city. Most restaurants do bake their own bread, but they don’t sell them separately. However, a few do and we’ve got a mixed list of bakeries to get your hands on freshly baked bread or restaurants that will treat you to their delicious bread as well as let you take a loaf home.
They’ve got everything from bread to bread based desserts and snacks. You can choose to take a seat and enjoy your meal at their TTK Road outlet while the smells of fresh bread envelope you or you can pack your bread to go. They bake their bread fresh every day and when you’re getting your sandwiches made, pick your own bread. Their focaccia is to die for.
Located on TTK Road, Ethiraj Salai, Harrington Road and in Adyar
This new restaurant opened along the ECR has everything under one roof. They serve you slices of their bread with garlic and herbed butter and olive oil, but you can also buy yourself a loaf or two of their freshly baked bread. And trust us, it’s worth the drive. We recommend the Cheese & Chili or the Pepper bread.
Located on East Coast Road
Most hotels bake their own bread, giving it a special touch and making it that much more delicious than regular bread. And like that, most hotels also have their own bakeries where you can buy bread. Biscotti at Hyatt Regency has some delicious bread to choose from. And if bread is not your thing, you have great desserts to choose from as well.
Located in Teynampet
If you’re looking for gourmet and artisanal breads, Tryst might just be the place you’re looking for. They’ve got breads, cakes and other desserts and their café on the ECR serves delicious food. And what’s even better is that they have seasonal breads, like Hot Cross Buns during Easter.
Located on ECR and Tryst Gourmet is located on Nungambakkam High Road
Opened in 1885, Smith Field Bakery is one of the original and most legendary bakeries in the city. They catered to the British for years and their breads and desserts have only gotten so much more delicious with time. If you haven’t visited Smith Field Bakery, now is as good a time as any to make that happen. We recommend you try their White Italian Bread.
Located in Purasaiwakkam and Anna Nagar
This Italian restaurant is known for their delicious vegetarian food, but they also bake their own breads and pizza bases. We’d recommend you get your fill of their warm, soft bread while you’re there, because the minute you leave, you’re going to be craving some more.
Located in Alwarpet
Located right next to Ethiraj College, this new café has everything you want on a hot day and after a long day at college or work. Everything is made right there in their kitchen and they even have weekly cooking classes where you can learn everything from baking bread to making French desserts. Nicky is also there on most days, so if you have any questions, he’s the best person to ask. We’d recommend their bagels, which are delicious and rightfully always out of stock!
Located in Egmore
Hotel bakeries aren’t devoted to just baking bread and putting it on display, they also have desserts and other baked goods for you to choose from. La Patisserie at the Taj is no different. Their breads are amazing and freshly baked, their desserts are also worth selling your soul for.
Located on Nungambakkam High Road