Apple Pie and Chai
Round and round through little back lanes and more narrow lanes I was taken to Yazdani Bakery in the Fort Area of Mumbai, by a dear friend. As soon as you enter this little Iranian cafe your nose is filled with the smells of ginger biscuits, fresh bread and apple pie. I felt like I went back in time for a bit , sitting on old wooden stools in a big wooden house like structure. Its like a breath of fresh air in a city where everything moves at the speed of light.
Everday around 3pm fresh apple pie is baked in this ancient little cafe and its delicious! I also tried the brun muska ; a small freshly baked bun with oodles of butter slapped on to it and it is meant to be dunked into hot chai and eaten. Delicious but a bit too much of butter. An afternoon here sipping on tea and eating delicious baked goodies is a must if you are in the area also known as Kala Ghoda. The bakery lane is home to a ton of stationary, paper stores as well as Mahesh Lunch Home which is a delicious sea food restaurant. The neighborhood also houses a ton of art galleries including the national gallery of modern art and Jehangir art gallery, museums, beautiful old heritage buildings, boutique shops (check out Filter albeit a little expensive) and the Kala Ghoda cafe.
PS: Camera has died unfortunately and need to buy new one. Thank you to Tan for the photo from the bakery!