From hot-buttered toast to double-decker sandwiches and crusty buns to grilled panini – where would we be without our daily bread? There are disappointing loaves-a-plenty on supermarket shelves, but we’ve separated the wheat from the chaff with our handy list. So look no further than our ultimate bread bible.

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Atta Galatta

try atta galatta's honey and oats gourmet bread

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If you thought Atta Galatta was just about books, think again. While the couple behind the store began baking bread to supply their own café, it was so good that it now retails at supermarkets citywide under the label ‘Bagels and Bakes’. Try their gourmet range, which includes a Honey and Oat loaf as well as Butterscotch and Cherry bread.

Where: Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-8pm.

Contact: 080 27833963

Price: INR 39 upwards (gourmet range)

Find them on Facebook here.

Bangalore Baking Company

try bangalore baking company's olive, pineapple, bell peppers, oregano breads in ashok nagar

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Throw the diet out of the window and indulge in melt-in-your-mouth good Focaccia from BBC. Besides, it’s made with olive oil, so it’s not all bad. You can pick from one with olives, bell peppers and oregano, the slightly more experimental Pineapple and Basil, or one with an distinctively desi twist – topped with onion and mango pickle. The Panini and Ciabatta aren’t half bad either.

Where: JW Marriott, 24/1, Vittal Mallya Rd, Ashok Nagar


Contact: 080 67188511

Price: INR 75 upwards


try bread works artisan breads

Source: Bread Works

Known for handmade, artisan loaves, Breadworks has out-of-the-ordinary varieties, including German Kraft Corn and Semolina Oat Bran bread – especially good if you’re trying to moderate your wheat intake. The fact that they’re baked in stone-lined ovens without yeasts, fats, or preservatives is an added bonus. Gluten-free breads and sourdoughs are also available.

Where: Find a Breadworks near you here.

When: 9am-9pm

Contact: +91 8088688821

Price: INR 30 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Café Cassia

try cafe cassia's freshly baked breads in ulsoor

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The sandwiches at Chef Abhijit Saha’s courtyard café are some of the best in town. Thankfully, you can also pick up their freshly baked bread, and try and recreate them at home. The Parmesan Loaf (crusty on the outside, deliciously soft inside) is our pick.

Where: Cinnamon, 24, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Ulsoor

When: 11am-8.30pm

Contact: 080 41154102

PriceINR 70 upwards

Café Noir

Café Noir makes the list, on account of having the most authentic Parisian baguette which we’ve tasted outside of Paris. And at INR 60 it’s not too expensive, either.

Where: Find a Cafe Noir near you here.

When: 10.30am-11pm

Contact: 080 40982050 (UB City) 080 22682140 (Orion Mall)

Price: INR 60 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.


try desserted's whole wheat breads at vasanth nagar

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Aside from a hearty Wholewheat Loaf, Baguette and Garlic Bread, you can order individual subs from here (we rate the Oregano Sub higher than the plain one) – perfect for packing up and taking on picnics. The convenience factor is also great – home delivery is available city-wide.

Where: 42, 8th Main Road, Vasanth Nagar.

When: Monday to Friday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-9pm

Contact: 080 32567384

Price: INR 30 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to order online.


try foodhall's gourmet bread at mg road

Photo by: Saina Jaypal

Being as this is the place to head for all things gourmet, it’s not surprising that we sniffed out some of the city’s best bread here, too. Ever heard of Quinoa Bread? We hadn’t either, but if you want to introduce superfoods into your loaf, then this is where to get it. The Arabic style soft pitas are as authentic as anything you’ll find in the Middle East, best eaten with za’atar, of course!

Where: Level 4, 1MG Road mall, Trinity Circle

When: 10am-10pm

Contact: 080 22086533

Price: INR 60 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.


Ganache, at The Ritz Carlton caters to the five-star crowd, and you can’t get much swankier than their Wine and Pecan or Oat and Cranberry loaves. With prices starting from INR 200, the breads have the price tag to match, but are definitely worth it for special occasions.

Where: The Ritz Carlton, 99 Residency Road

Timings: 11am-8pm

Contact: 080 49148141

Price: INR 200 upwards

Godrej Nature’s Basket

try godrej nature's basket's lavash

Source: Godrej Nature’s Basket

Rely on their ‘L’exclusive’ range of breads being freshly baked, with everything from cute mini pita breads, to sandwich bread, hotdog rolls and a wholesome multigrain baguette. The Lavash (which also comes in a multigrain option) is also perfect to serve with dips if you’re getting together with friends.

Where: For a Godrej Nature’s Basket near you here.

When: 7.30am-10pm

Contact: +91 9220098000

Price: INR 30 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.


try lavonne's baguette in domlur

Source: Lavonne

Apart from having some of the best croissants in the city, Lavonne has a small but mighty selection of breads. Choose from a Sandwich loaf (which they’ll hand-slice for you on request), Focaccia, Baguette or a Multigrain loaf topped with oats, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, linseed and flak seeds.

Where: 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage

When: 9am-10pm

Contact: +91 9740544442

Price: INR 60 upwards

Find them on Facebook here

Lazy Suzy

try lazy suzy's gluten free bread in indiranagar

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The new kid on the block is fast gaining a reputation for standout bread, with bonus points for the fact that they bake a gluten-free option which tastes as good as the regular stuff. With no yeast involved this really is slow bread – and it’s all the better for it. Don’t leave without trying the Pullman’s – perfect for those who just want white bread done right.

Where: 36, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: Tuesday to Sunday11am-10pm. 

Contact: 080 25272737

Price: INR 80 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Lluvia Bakery

try lluvia's organic, millet based, gluten free breads

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You can’t score a healthier loaf than Durga’s organic offerings at Lluvia. Reintroduce millets into your life with her latest addition to the range – the high fibre Mixed Millet Loaf. We are partial to the Cinnamon Swirl, Cranberry and Walnut and the Sourdough too. There’s even a gluten-free option available. These breads are heavy, so you can get your fill with just a slice or two.

Contact: Cal Durga on +91 8105162111 to place your order.

Find them on Facebook here.

Price: INR 55 upwards

Patisserie Nitash

try patisserie nitash's baguettes, sourdough loafs at cooke town

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Nitash Lalkaka will warn you that his bakes are not your typical ‘airy, shop-bought loaves’, which is absolutely fine by us. Better known for sweet treats, Nitash also creates incredible breads including Walnut Sourdough, Crusty Baguette, and Wholewheat Sandwich bread, as the fancy takes him. Join the WhatsApp group to find out what he’s making in a particular week, then collect from Cooke Town. Batches can be as small as 15 loaves, so get on to it fast!

Where: 12, 2nd Cross Hutchins Road, Cooke Town

Contact: +91 9845427364

Price: INR 100 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Smoke House Deli

With just five breads in the range SHD has clearly put all their energy into getting them just right. There’s Baguette, Focaccia, a Multigrain Cob, German Rye, German Pumpernickel (which is less heavy, and perhaps less authentic than we’ve tasted elsewhere) as well as a stand out Corn Bread. You’ll recognise some from the cute aperitif bread baskets which SHD serve up while you peruse the menu.

Where: 100 Feet Road (opposite Starbucks) and 52-53 Lavelle Road

When: 9am-11pm

Contact: 080 25200898 (100 Feet Road) 080 41276272 (Lavelle Road)

Price: INR 80 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Soul Bakers

try soul bakers palak bread

Source: Soul Bakers

For daily bread needs, served up with guaranteed organic ingredients and a healthy twist, Soul Bakers is a good bet. If we’re in the mood for recreating Mumbai street food, then their Pav in unbeatable. The sliced Palak loaf also makes for a quick but guilt-free breakfast.

Price: INR 39 upwards

Where: Order online on Big Basket here.

Contact: +91 9900250704

Find them on Facebook here.

The Cake Shop 

The Leela Palace’s bakery doesn’t fall below the standards of the rest of the hotel either, so the bread here is pretty special. We can wolf down the Tomato Bocconcini Brioche or Cherry Tomato and Olive Focaccia just as they come – no butter needed! A less indulgent option is the Semolina and Oatbran Loaf.

Where: The Leela Palace, 23 Old Airport Road


Contact: 080 30571342

Price: INR 200 plus tax

The Rolling Pin

try the rolling pin's european bread

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With Café Max one of our favourite lunch spots, we nearly died and went to heaven when they launched The Rolling Pin Bakery. Shweta Gupta and her German business partner Peter Laass have the best selection of authentic European breads, including Sourdough, Rye bread, and it’s slightly sweeter cousin Pumpernickel.

Where: 488, CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, opposite FabIndia and Good Earth, No4, Walton Road, off Lavelle Road

When: 9am-8pm (Indiranagar), 11am-8pm (Walton Road)

Contact: +91 9591565536

Price: INR 45 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Thom’s Bakery

This city institution on Wheeler Road more than proves that Old Bangalore can hold its own against swanky new bakeries. We can guarantee that you won’t find better sliced milk loaf, burger buns or masala bread rolls. We’re not as sure about the bread buns infused with tooty frooties, but they’re certainly one-of-a-kind. Plus, the heavenly smell of freshly-baked bread when you land up there. 

Where: Wheeler Road, Frazer Town

When: 8am-9.30pm

Contact: 080 25361076

Price: INR 30 upwards


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