You will enjoy the delicious Indian breads and sweeter than sweet Indian desserts from Mumbai bakeries. But if you’re feeling homesick, you can take comfort in western breads, cakes, and muffins, and pastries.
Indians eat flat breads with many traditional dishes, using the bread to scoop up and eat vegetables and curries. Naan is a thick, leavened flatbread cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor. Rotis and chapatis are thinner, unleavened flatbreads which resemble tortillas.
Western-style bread doesn’t taste quite the same when it’s made in India. It’s usually dry and crumbly. There are some bakeries which make excellent western breads, though, or maybe you could try baking bread at home.
Here is a list of some of the more popular Mumbai bakeries:
Le Pain Quotidien
Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Road, opposite Indigo Deli,
Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Phone: 22 6615 0202
Open seven days a week, 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Newly opened Belgian bakery chain located in the heart of Colaba. Rustic breads, pine wood interiors, coffees and cappuccinos as well as dinner.
The French Loaf
6 Carlton Court Building, Near Birdy’s, Turner Road, Bandra West
Phone: 022 65157407
Open: 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
Cakes, desserts, breads, baguettes, sandwiches, and quiches.
Merwans Cake Shop
S V Road, Near Andheri bus stop, Andheri (West)
Phone: 2624 4896
Open: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
Fancy birthday cakes. Sweet and savory baked goods.
Cusrow Baug Shop 24, Colaba Causeway, Colaba and
33rd Road, Near KFC, Khar West
Phone: 6529 2929 (Colaba); 26469010 (Khar West)
Open: 8:30 am – midnight
Famous bakery known for sinful brownies. Also sells breads, French pastries, sandwiches, shakes, coffee, and tea.
The Bake House
92 Bhiwandi House, A K Marg, Gowalia Tank
Phone: 2382 2925
Open: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Indian breads, cakes, and pastries
Parfait Cakes and Desserts
Phone: 97 6920 3959
Scones, tiramisu, cheese cake, tea cakes, brownies. Excellent pastry chef. Fill out form online to order and someone will call you back.
Bombay Baking Company (BBC)
JW Marriot Hotel, 400049 Juhu
Phone: 6693 3399
Open: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Delicious Western-style breads, pastries, and muffins baked on-site. Dark rye bread is excellent. Sliced breads are good. Also makes coffee drinks.