6 Pre-Independence Bakeries In India For All The Dessert Lovers
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All sweet lovers like to devour a piece of freshly baked chocolate cake and other bakery treats. A delicious and tender piece of pudding can make the worst day seem tolerable. Sweets have the power to lighten up our mood at any point of the day instantly. Over time there are a lot of Western bakery franchisees that have opened up in India and become quite popular. But there is something special about our Indian bakeries that bake western desserts within an Indian touch. These are the kind of deserts that are truly irresistible and we can have them anytime and anywhere. If you are a true dessert lover and like exploring different bakeries then here is a list of some of the most iconic bakeries in India that have been running pre-independence in the country. 

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* Glenary, Darjeeling 

This is one of the most iconic bakeries in Darjeeling and it was established during the British colonial years. Initially, it was known as Vado. But later on after independence, it got its current name. This Bakery is situated among the scenic hills of Darjeeling and offers the most panoramic view. It has rustic and warm interiors that take you back in time. If you ever get the opportunity to visit this bakery, then you must try their sandwiches, pizzas, rolls and cakes. Also trying the famous Darjeeling tea is a must.

* Where: 18A, Park St, Park Street Area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

* Cost For Two: INR 300 (Approx)

* 6:30 AM to 9 PM

* Mambally Royal Biscuit Factory, Kerala

The Mambally Royal Biscuit Factory in Kerala has been operational since the 1880s and is quite popular among the native people of Kerala. It was established by Mambally Bapu in Thalassery and is often called the first bakery of Kerala. It is also believed that the first-ever Christmas cake baked in the state was baked at this Bakery. You will find a lot of things including Plum cake, veg rolls, soup sticks and biscuits at this place. A trip to Kerala is incomplete without paying a visit to this iconic bakery that has been serving decadent snacks and desserts for more than a century.

* Where: PFWQ+X7R, Palissery, Thalassery, Kerala 670103

* Cost For Two: Ranging from INR 830 - INR 2100

* Time: 9 AM to 9 PM

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* Confeitaria 31 De Janerio, Goa 

This is a special Bakery from Goa that is already known for its vibrant food culture. It is a quintessential Portuguese bakery that has been serving delectable desserts and baked goods since 1930. This is the right place to be if you love sitting in a bakery where you can enjoy the fresh aroma of freshly baked goods. Also, this place has a very vintage vibe and you will find a lot of Portuguese as well as Goan food. Some of the most famous food items available on the menu of this bakery include walnut cake, date cakes, Swiss Roll and patties.

* Where: Corte De Oiterio, Rua 31 de Janeiro, Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001

* Cost For Two: INR 500 (Approx)

* Time: 8:30 AM to 8 PM 

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* Wengers, New Delhi

Wengers is a very popular name among the people of Delhi and was established in 1926. This is a Swiss-style confectionery that is considered legendary and also has multiple outlets across the city. This is now the oldest surviving establishment in Connaught Place and offers a variety of desserts and flavourful snacks. Some of the most popular items from this Bakery include chocolate, Swiss, roll, mutton puff, veg baguette and many more. This bakery has evolved with time and introduced a lot of new dishes to keep up with the changing trends.

* Where: Shop No: A/16 Near, Road, Rajiv Chowk, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

* Cost For Two: INR 400 (Approx)

* Time: 10:45 AM To 7:30 PM

* Flury’s, Kolkata 

This is one of the oldest known bakeries in Kolkata and is located on the legendary Park Street and was established in 1927. It has a very versatile menu and serves a lot of treats like pastries, cakes, puddings and other things. Some of the most celebrated desserts from this place include baba cake, almond pastry, Viennese coffee, and moccachino. This Bakery should be definitely on your list of the must-visit places in Kolkata if you are planning to visit the city anytime soon.

* Where: 18A, Park St, Park Street Area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

* Cost For Two: INR 300 (Approx)

* Time: 6 AM to 1 PM

* B Merwan & Co

This is one of the oldest cafes in Mumbai and was established in 1945 by Boman Merwan. It is very famous for its special maava cakes that are sold out mostly a few minutes after the Shop gets opened. Currently the shop is being run by the grandsons of Boman Merwan. The cafe was closed for a brief time in 2014 after which it reopened within a few weeks. It has continued to serve amazing food to the people of Mumbai for a very long time and is quite popular among the natives.

* Where: Shop 1, Merwan & Co, Abhijit Premji Road, Grant Road Railways, Mumbai

* Cost For two: INR 150

* Timings: 7AM to 6 PM

Some of the most iconic Bakery is in India that have been operational even before India got its independence.