For the sweet addicts

Published: 05 December, 2011 09:55 IST | Priyanjali Ghose |

The month-old bakery Crusty Patisserie offers everything from tarts to mousse to satisfy the cravings of your sweet tooth

The month-old bakery Crusty Patisserie offers everything from tarts to mousse to satisfy the cravings of your sweet tooth

Koramangala now has a new address to manage middle of the day snack cravings. Crusty Patisserie seems to have strategically chosen its location.

Baby Billini

After a spicy experience at the vada pav joint below, you only need to climb a few steps to enter the world of croissants, cakes, pastries, puffs and other baking delights.
With a balcony that has been turned into the sitting area, Crusty Patisserie on a windy evening, seemed an ideal place to laze around with a steaming cup of coffee.

There is an option of sitting inside but we found ourselves a table overlooking the busy street below. With cushioned cane chairs strewn around, the pastry shop is tempting enough for college students to ditch classes and spend a lazy afternoon here.

Offering everything from pies to pastries, the eatery displays its goodies on neat racks with glass covers. So we walked in with the hope to pick up what catches our fancy.

Almond Tart

And the first one that attracted ours was the Almond Tart (Rs 45) and the Apple Crumble (Rs 50) and Baby Billini (Rs 80) and Darjeeling Tea (Rs 40) to wash them down. Unlike many new places Crusty makes us admit that everything we ordered was tasty.
With a not-so-sweet soft almond paste inside and  caramelised and crunchy cover outside, the tart transported us to another world. But the Apple Crumble is only for those with a severe sweet tooth.

Garnished with powdered sugar, the warm crumble cake with an apple and cinnamon filling melted in our mouths. The Baby Billini turned out to be a mildly sweet drink with pear and apple chunks and was refreshing.

Since we were primarily at a pastry shop, we decided to let it be a sweet treat for the taste buds. They say that a bakery's mettle is proved through its bread and rolls than pastries.
The Cinnamon Roll (Rs 25) thankfully did not lets us down. With sugar icing on top, the aromatic soft roll tastes like its home baked and reminds you of those your moms would pack in your lunch box. Crusty Patisserie has four varieties of cheesecakes.

We decided to go for the Passion Fruit one (R 60), which hardly tasted like a cheesecake but more like a soft creamy regular pastry.  Crusty Patisserie also serves puffs that are baked then and there. Another trip only for the puffs might be worth it. 

At Crusty Patisserie, No 126/1A KHB Colony, Koramangala, 5th Block
Call 60605060
Meal for two R 350
Crusty Patisserie didn't know we were there. The Guide reviews anonymously and pays for meals.

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