1 review of BOMBAY BAKERY in English
First please accept my sincere apology for listing this under Karachi, for QYPE does not recognise Hyderabad as a city of Pakistan. I have written them in Nov 2008 and they have yet to rectify it.
Now without any further delay here is info about famous Bombay Bakery:
Hyderabad’s sweet gift in the midst of military installations and Air Force recruitment centre in Hyderabad’s cantonment area stands an elegant one-century-old building. The building, which itself speaks of the heritage of this historical city on the left bank of Indus River, hosts the region’s ever popular The Bombay Bakery. “If you visit Hyderabad and do not buy a cake from the Bombay Bakery, then it is as good as you not visiting the city, The Bombay Bakery’s cakes have been undisputed in quality and specialty for about a century now. They are not only popular in Hyderabad but most of the bakery’s customers also hail from outside the city. Majority of their clients are from Karachi, not from Hyderabad itself. Their cakes are even taken outside the country, including London and America; many of our customers are senior government officers and businessmen besides big landlords of Sind. The Bombay Bakery was established in 1910 by a Sindhi Hindu Gopi Kumar Thandani. In 2003 the bakery was looked after by his nephew Inder K. Thandani, 70, who also resides in the same building, made of red bricks and two giant iron gates. Interestingly, each item inside the sales room of the bakery dates back to the early 1900s, ranging from the chair used by the counter manager to wall clocks and cake store cupboards, since the bakery is from a time when refrigerators were not frequent and cakes used to be kept in wooden cupboards. Maintaining the old fashion and quality with pure ingredients, cakes in the Bombay Bakery are still kept in the wood cupboards rather than refrigerators. The century-old decoration of the shop has been kept so intact that it instantly draws the attention of customers before the aroma of cakes turn their mouths watery. The decoration and style of the bakery is clearly evident of the standard and development of the city of Hyderabad a century ago. It speaks of the culture of the city in those days. Interestingly, despite the journey of time that has changed the shape of the city from a small town to the second largest city in the province, Bombay Bakery has maintained the same name and fame providing quality cakes to a large number of clients.
The Bombay Bakery cakes, which include the common flavours of chocolate, coffee, macaroni, cream and plain cakes, are usually available in one, two and four pounds weight while one can have eight pound cakes on order. The price in 2003 (that is when i visted it last time)ranged from Rs.100 for one pound to Rs.500 for four pounds and Rs.1000 for eight pounds. Besides cakes, biscuits are also available at Rs.140 per kilogram. Most of the items remain the same as sold a century ago.
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