Lured by the promise of cake, cigarettes and coffee, we found a table within the tasteful privacy of Glen’s Bakehouse, a cafe built with glass, stone and coats of white paint. Inspired by the old world romance of baking and homemade dishes, a lovely menu peppered with words and emotion, resonates with the in-house specials that include traditional roasts, potpies, cakes and caffeinated beverages – A mix of afternoon tea and supper that will have you reminiscing old family traditions. Alongside this the breakfast options are traditional, but made in house with bread, baked beans and eggs to order.
Having skipped lunch, we got a cafe special, which generally includes, a standard order of salad, pizza and dessert. We ordered the Potato Mustard Salad, a homely salad with baked baby potatoes, tossed in olive oil, whole grain mustard, onions, lemon juice, seasoned with greens and parmesan cheese. A thin crust pizza, topped with lamb pepperoni, cheese, sprinkled with walnuts, and baked in the wood fire oven. The delicious in-house thin crust base deserves a second chance with a build your own pizza option with ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, cold cuts and more.
The cheesy chicken bake, chicken breast bathed in mascarpone cheese and a tarty tomato sauce, seasoned with earthy Italian herbs, that reminded me of my grandmother’s kitchen.
We also got a special tour of the bakery, the perks of being waited on by a well trained staff, both enthusiastic and well informed; as we walked by the hot oven filled with orders for croissants, cookies, mini cupcakes and more. We settled on a slice of red velvet cake, topped with traditional cheese cream frosting, a classic favourite and a peach cheesecake that was perfect, as a late night snack in our kitchen.
What we loved?
Filled with romance and nostalgia of an old fashioned bakehouse, this cafe aims to please with in-house specials like traditional roasts, potpies, cakes and beverages. However, the sweet tooth reigns supreme as we give in to our uncontrollable urge to buy confectionery. Being a popular destination on Lavelle Road, stop by with the excuse for an espresso and a cigarette.
How to Get There
Where: Lavelle Road | Indiranagar | Whitefield
Contact: Lavelle Road – 080 41124894 | Indiranagar – 080 41228773 | Whitefield – 080 48524900
Cost: ₹800 for two people (VAT & service charges extra)