Top 5 Bakeries in Kolkata for the Foodie Traveller

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Steve Browne & John Verkleir / Flickr
Sridevi Nambiar

If you’re looking for solace in the warm smell of freshly baked goodies then Kolkata, with its many historic and ever-popular bakeries, will not disappoint. From hearty challah bread to fresh pastries and colourful cupcakes, an array of tantalising goodies are served up at Kolkata’s finest bakeries. Here’s our pick of the very best.

1. Nahoum & Sons

Bakery, Indian

Established in 1902, Nahoum & Sons is nothing short of a legend in Kolkata’s culinary world. It also happens to be the last-standing Jewish bakery in the city. Oozing old-world charm from every inch of its wood-and-glass décor, Nahoum & Sons has remained a hit with locals and tourists for over a century, even as new cafés and bakeries open by the month. Among all the delicious treats on offer, the cakes are immensely popular. Try the fruitcake, the rich plum cake, the lemon tart or any of the freshly baked cookies or brownies to see what the hype is all about. Did we forget to mention the super-affordable prices?

2. Bread Bazaar

Bakery, Cafe, Fast Food

This small bakery offers a large range of delicious treats, from succulent cakes to various nut brownies, at reasonable prices. With seating that’s almost always available and a warm ambience, Bread Bazaar is a great place to stop by if you’re hoping to dig into a slice of cheesecake with coffee, while basking in the irresistible aroma of bread straight from the oven.

3. 8th Day Café & Bakery

Cafe, Bakery, American, Tea , Coffee, Fast Food, Vegetarian

With warmly lit interiors and a cosy vibe, the 8th Day Café & Bakery is sure to satisfy all your cravings for bready goods. From hearty bagels and customised sandwiches to savoury quiches and buttery scones, the menu is crammed with delicious and fresh offerings. To make things even better, the store also offers flavourful coffee and lets patrons linger for as long as they like – go ahead, make this your new office!

4. The French Loaf

Bakery, Cafe, Fast Food

With outlets across the city, The French Loaf is a reliable place to go to for freshly baked breads, pastries, cakes and more. Breakfasts are quite popular here, not just because of the quality, price and range, but also because the store opens at 8am, unlike most of Kolkata’s other bakeries and cafés. So, if you’re seeking a cup of tea or coffee and some energy-boosting food to start your day right, you should head to The French Loaf.

5. Little Pleasures

Bakery, Restaurant, Fast Food

This cute little gem on Loudon Street makes some of the best cakes in town. And what to pick? Their signature lemon tea cake is a must-try, while the chocolate Belgian cake and any of the cheesecakes are particularly delicious. Little Pleasures also bakes fresh macaroons and a range of other tempting treats that will delight anyone with a sweet tooth.

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