Verdict: Quintessential French bakery, quiches and fruits tarts are a must have. Coffee is as good as it gets.
Table for Two: Rs 400-500
Address: Ground Floor, Gera Plaza, Boat Club Road, Pune
Timings: 10am-8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Tucked away in corner in a commercial complex on Dhole Patil road is a french bakery, run by a trained baker, Brice Poisson, that bears a resemblance to a patisserie off the sidewalks of Paris. Order your cuppa and a croissant baked to perfection and you will be transported to the land itself.
The Pain au Chocolat aux Amandes is a bread with a light crust, topped with slivers of almonds and is packed with a gooey, rich chocolate filling inside. Although it might get a tad bit too sweet towards the end, if you couple it with their cappuccino, chances are that you might just drown in their bitter sweet symphony. If you’re one of those who’d rather make coffee at home than have a cup at one of the branded cafés, you’ll find yourself a mean coffee here.
If you’ve been around and back in search of a quiche with a crust that stays intact till the last bite, La Bouchée d’Or (pronounced as la boo-shay dor) is your haven. Their Quiche au Poulet (chicken) has the perfect crust and a bite into is a mouthful of creamy savour. They also have a Quiche Lorraine (bacon) and a Goat Cheese & Spinach Quiche on their menu. The latter seems to be rather popular which runs out by mid-afternoon.
We also tried the Saucisson Sec, a ham baguette sandwich. Although it could do with a little less butter, we would recommend this if you’re looking for something simple to go with your coffee.
Topped with thinly sliced peaches, their peach tart is a mouthful of delight. With just the right amount of sweet and sour, it will sweep you off your feet, make you forget and leave you with a feeling of pure delight.
They also have a wide range of eclairs, cakes, and multigrain breads that are freshly made everyday. Their menu keeps changing with the availability of produce. Although their pricing is slightly steep, you will not regret shelling out that extra penny.