If you have been thinking that Kolkata is all about the sumptuous sandesh and Bengali food, then you might be wrong. You'll be drooling as you hit the best bakeries in Kolkata whose delicacies will simply melt into your mouth to leave that indelible memory for you. The best ten amongst these are:
1. Nahoums and sons
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Where : Bertram St, New Market Area, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Black Forest Cakes
This is the best known of them all. Nahoum and Sons, the Jewish Bakery has served generations, literally. Started in 1902 by Nahoum Israel Mordecai (a Jew from Baghdad), this 113 years old Bakery, is currently looked after by the youngest of the Nahoum sons, Isaac Nahoum, with a supervisor who has been working here for the last 36 years, Jagadish Halder. The humble set up comprising of wooden counters, the classic style of frosting and the recipes, all have remained same throughout these years. This is one of the best bakeries in Kolkata that serves the most delicious Black Forest Cake. It’s dark, gooey, and moist with a lovely mix of cherries.
2. The Bakery
Where: Hyatt Regency, EM Bypass, JA Block, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Single Origin truffles, Pastries and Puffs
Located in Hyatt Regency, this bakery welcomes you with sweet fragrance of chocolates that inspire not just your taste buds but also your imagination. It has a fine selection of pastries, cookies, cakes and confectionaries. The menu has single origin truffles, gateaux and cake, pastries, puffs and few choices fresh from the oven. The bakery offers awesome pastriesgrand truffle slice, black forest slice, opera slice and fresh fruit gateaux slice. What’s more? Everything is eggless.
3. Kookie Jars
Where: 42A, Ground Floor, Shakespeare Sarani, Rawdon Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Shawaramas and Butter cookies
With three branches all of the city, Kookie Jar has 25 years of experience of making baked goods and pastries. Their shawaramas and quiches are good too. Customers rate their lemon and chocolate tarts as excellent. Their Butter Sponge with Vanilla flavour cookie is also very soft and fresh. Just heat it a bit and enjoy every bite with a cup of tea.
4. The Rouge
Where: 222, AJC Bose Rd, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Cupcakes
Fairly new to the city, this delightful pastry shop in Kolkata is known for it's excellent cupcakes. The flower printed walls make for a very a charming ambience. Their must try cupcakes are their signature red velvet, lemon curd and honey flavoured ones. Their madeleines are also a must try. Their shakes are fantastic too.
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5. 8th Day Café and Bakery
Where: Ground Floor, Arcadia,, 6, AJC Bose Rd, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: American style scones and cinnamon rolls
This bakery offers its delicacies in American style. Its varied menu gives you a range of choices like New York style bagels, American style scones and signature cinnamon rolls. If you love cupcakes then you have options like salted caramel, chocolate, red velvet and carrot cake with cream cheese icing. On the other hand, the cafe menu offers breakfast customized egg sandwich.
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Where: 18, Park Street, Opp. McDonald's, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Creamy Pastries
Started in the year 1927, this tearoom has been serving dishes in British and European fashion. The creamy pastries, the rich chocolates, the great range of teas and sandwiches make it a perfect place for meetings and conversations. The Pink boxes and lavish chandeliers along with brown leather chairs gives the place, a posh yet relaxed feel.
7. The French Loaf
Where: Jatin Bagchi Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Sandwiches and Salads
This bakery opens at 8 am for those who like a quick bite on their way to work. They also have some delicious sandwiches and salads if you are watching your waistline and if you're birthday is coming up, it is hands down the best birthday cake shop in Kolkata!
Where: 42A, Rawdon Street, Loudon Street Area, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Birthday Cakes, Mushroom patties and corn puffs
As simple as its name, this bakery is renowned for its reasonable price list. Majorly famous for its birthday cakes, the other delicacies to look forward to are nougat slices, chicken mushroom patties and corn puffs.
9. Just Baked
Where: Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Coffee and puffs
Just Baked is the retail arm of popular biscuit makers of Kolkata, Bisk Farm. They opened up in 2009 and now have 22 outlets. It’s a nice quiet cake shop for those looking to relax with a book paired with a coffee and slice of cake.
10. Mrs Magpie
Where: No.570, Lake Terrace Rd, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal
Known for: Cakes and other savouries
With Mrs. Magpie, your dream to enter into the world of Enid Blyton will come true. This is a place where you can escape into a world of fantasy while you nibble on their exquisitely detailed cakes and other savouries. So, get lost in one of the best bakeries in Kolkata and don't forget to pack a little something extra for a midnight treat!
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