Christmas is around the corner. The time of the year, apart from Diwali, when ‘calories’ for us are just a myth. The only indulgence counts. The day starts and ends with desserts. And nothing defines comfort better than a Christmas cakes and desserts. The actual idea is to whip up those wonderful pieces of happiness but it can be a hectic task sometimes that requires proper skills and is time-consuming. If you are running a short of time or do not want to indulge in the complex art of baking, then we are making it hassle-free for you. Take a look at places in Mumbai that offers scrumptious cakes, desserts and brunches.
Jimmy Boy – For classic plum cake
The decades-old Irani cafe Jimmy Boy is located in the Fort area serves authentic Parsi dishes. Adjacent to the restaurant is a bakery that serves buns, cakes and pastries. Every year on the occasion of Christmas the bakery sells the classic plum cake. Trust us, the classic plum cake is a heaven and no dessert can replace it. This year, the bakery serves traditional Christmas cake flavoured with rum. The plum cakes are available from November to January.
Where: Vikas Building, Bank Street, Near Horniman Circle, Fort
Contact: 022 2270 0880
Cost: Rs 200 for half kg
Sultana Home Baker – For guilt-free treats
A finance professional turned full-time home chef and dessert specialist Sultana has over the years created a social buzz and a niche clientele of loyal patrons. Of late, the baker has diversified into healthy and preservative free home-made snacks that are proving a bit hit among her clients. For the Christmas season, apart from the usual plum cakes, she has come up with a variant of healthy cakes like Orange walnut cupcakes with mix seed toppings and Cake pops made with cake mix balls dipped in milk chocolate. All the cakes are eggless and are made without maida. You can also check Granola mix and mix seed hamper.
Where: Sultana Home Baker, Versova, Andheri West
Contact: 98929 40413
Cost: Healthy cakes for Rs 900/kg
Cake pops for Rs 25 per piece
Koffee Works – For the perfect Santa Shake
The Koffee Works aims at ushering a boutique coffee culture in a city that loves its tea. The cafe is founded by Ishanee Haware, who comes from the 13th generation of a family that owns India’s one of the largest coffee plantations. The cafe also houses its own bakeries that serve delicious pastries, cakes, macaroons and chocolates. Revel in the season’s exuberance with their Christmas special menu that includes Santa shake, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Spiced Hot Chocolate, Spiced Latte, Currant Cooler, Winter Surprise Cooler and Nutella Brownie Crumble, among others.
Where: The Koffee Works, Diamond Garden, Next to Work Hei, Chembur.
Also available at their Vashi outlet.
Contact: 87933 31112
Cost: Rs 240
Grand Hyatt – For handcrafted cookies and more
The hotel has led the way when it comes to putting together Christmas special menus that include plum cakes, handcrafted cookies, chocolate Santa Claus, gingerbread and more, beautifully wrapped in earth-loving packaging by the Gourmet Store. Also, discover a world of extraordinary moments by indulging festive treats, splendid food and beverage offerings that are thoughtfully curated for the entire family.
Where: Bandra Kurla Complex, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East
Nordic Kandie – For traditional Scandinavian marzipan
Spread the Christmas cheer in Nordic Kandie style. The luxurious confectionery has created hand-rolled marzipan made with authentic mamra almonds from Iran, dipped in the finest Belgian chocolate and certified pure edible gold and silver. The new flavours are Gingerbread, Apple Cinnamon, Orange Cardamom and Plain Cardamom. All the flavours spell and smell Christmas with the use of fruits and aromatic spices. Elegantly packaged the marzipan makes for a perfect gift through the year.
Where: Nordic Kandie, Vasant Villa, 3 Peddar Road, Kemps Corner
Contact: 96996 41112
Cost: Box of 6 marzipan costs Rs 1,421 + taxes
Sudama – For a berrylicious affair
Sudama is the place you need to head if you are looking to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends. The all-veg restaurant has come up with an all-new strawberry menu that includes mouth-watering desserts and drinks. The menu includes Fresh strawberry and cream overloaded, Fresh strawberry and triple ice cream sundae and Tall strawberry milkshake, among others. You can also try Hot malty chocolate and Hot chocolate latte. The restaurant is also hosting a special Christmas Tree kids activity at the venue which allows kids to decorate the tree and enjoy complimentary desserts.
Where: Krishna Palace, 96/98, Sleater Road, Nana Chowk
Contact: 022 3351 1997
Cost: Tall strawberry shake – Rs 160
Fresh strawberry and cream overload – Rs 199
Fresh strawberry and triple sundae ice cream – Rs 199
The Nutcracker – For Strawberry Almond Tart
Located at Mumbai’s charming precinct of Kala Ghoda, Nutcracker is a home-style cafe that serves some amazing vegetarian brunch menu all day long. The cafe is popular for the seven-layer cookie that bursts with chocolate goodness and lemon tart. On the occasion of Christmas, the cafe has come up with Strawberry almond tart filled with strawberry jam and topped with fresh strawberry and garnished with almond flakes and drizzled with icing sugar.When here you can also try their melt in your mouth Gooey chocolate cake and Speculoos cheesecake made up of Philadelphia cheesecake served with melted cookie butter.
Where: Modern House, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Fort
Contact: 022 2284 2430
Cost: Rs 160 + GST
The Bombay Churros – For the Spanish dessert
This tiny eatery across Carter Road is serving delicious deep-fried crunchy churros that allows you to have in your style. You can have your churros dipped, glazed or dunk them in a sundae. To celebrate the Santa season, The Bombay Churros has a wide range of Strawberry deliciousness on their menu. On the menu is Caramel Strawberry Glazed Churro that is topped with a coat of caramel sauce and sprinkled with strawberry, Berry Blast Sundae and Strawberry Scarlet Milkshake.
Where: Carter Road, Chinchpada, Bandra West
Contact: 84336 88069
Cost: Caramel Strawberry Glazed Churro – Rs 150
Berry Blast Sundae – Rs 200
Strawberry Scarlet Milkshake – Rs 165
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