Blurb: The most distinctive little store in Cyber Hub
Cuisine: Patisserie, savouries
Atmospherics: This is the time when new entrant Bombaykery is going to come into its own. From here on, the weather is going to improve rapidly, and though there is not much space inside the tiny round store with the glass walls that is visible from every corner of Cyber Hub, you have the option of sitting on the stone steps or the garden right behind the kiosk (which, by the way, looks larger once you are inside than outward appearances indicate).
Coffee and cookies will shortly be added to the menu. They also take orders for birthday cakes and macaron etc which are then executed in their Phase 4 base kitchen. I have ordered a Belgian chocolate and salted caramel cake (Rs 950 for 6 inch diameter) that was driven through Gurgaon riots, an hour-long aeroplane ride and a 12 hour cab drive up mountains, and landed in Ladakh in pristine condition!
Table talk: Let’s face it, this is a patisserie and a chocolaterie and it is these elements that take pride of place, the savouries being made with far less expertise. At the top of the heap are the Chocolate Bars (Rs 100) with interesting fillings, peanut butter and jelly being a personal favourite. Then come the jars with sweet munchies in them: tiny macarons and mini meringues being the most dainty of the lot.
Excellent value for money are the Tea-Cakes (Rs 310) (without icing), the most luscious flavours being dense chocolate and lemon curd. It is no mean feat to get lemon curd in a perfect proportion of sweet to sour; Bombaykery has cracked the ratio.
Their Tarts, available in three sizes (mini Rs 55; 6 inch Rs 700; 8 inch Rs 1250) have a variety of flavours, of which chocolate and salted caramel is the top, with seasonal fruit only undertaken when either strawberries or mangoes are in season. I love their Milk Chocolate Fudge (Rs 50 single piece; Rs 220 box of 6) but don’t get the point of the champagne.
Of their savouries, the Spinach and Ricotta Quiche (Rs 40) and the Thai Chicken Croissant (Rs 80) are better than the others but they have a long way to go to catch up with the real stars of the show: the cakes and confections.
Must try: Mucchad paan macaron, chocolate walnut brownie, tender coconut pastry/cake
Food: 3.75; Service: NA; Décor: 3.75
Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City
Ph: 9810222150; 9811801005
Open from 10 am to 12 midnight
Alcohol not available; credit cards accepted
Meal for two: Rs 600