Brilliant would be an understatement for the location of this bakery-cafe. And I have been here at least a dozen times, and every single time I have had a genuinely positive experience.
I love the way the place looks, starting from the table layout, the wall murals, the menu and of course, their super comfortable chairs. One could head straight upstairs and have the perfect adda with friends over tea and muffins, or could grab a window seat and watch the world pass by, while biting into their bagel sandwiches, here.
Last week when I went to Au Bon Pain, Park Street, on an invitation to KFB, with fellow bloggers, I sampled quite a few of the new additions to their menu. This place is undoubtedly, one of the best breakfast places in the city and it was great to see the addition of the desi Poha with a twist, to their revamped menu.
For people looking for a more filling eat, they of course have their new Rice Bowls, and I was suitably bowled over by their Herbed Rice with Thai Curry. And being the Salad Maniac that I am, it is no wonder that I was impressed by their Asian Noodle Salad too.
Some other new entrants in their menu were the Cone-wiches, available in the Mushroom Eggplant, Tandoori Paneer and Chicken Keema versions, and I clearly favoured the last one. hese were basically sandwiches rolled into a cone, which I presume is clear from the name itself, and are a cross between wraps and sandwiches.
But my favourite amongst the newly added savouries was the Keema Kouign-Amann (Queen-a-Mon), which was a simple baked cup with a spicy keema filling. But the soft pastry encasing the spiced mince, was a big, pleasant surprise.
I love sitting in one of the tables overlooking the streets when I go here. he glass walls shut off the maddening honks and hoots of the busy crossing and yet lets one observe the happy faces, and the fast cars zooming past. It’s like taking out some time to watch your own city from inside a capsule.
They also make pretty good muffins and cupcakes, which are thankfully not excessively sweet. But my all time favourite thing from ABP is certainly their chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is a sheer joy to bite into and there hasn’t been a single time when I have been to ABP but hadn’t had a taste of this rustic beauty.
I would certainly recommend this place who still haven’t paid a visit. And with unlimited cups of tea for just 50 bucks, there’s absolutely no excuse not to!