After many years of giving us all infinite joy on Church Street, Brik Oven took their trade to Indiranagar, then Palace Road, followed by Koramangala, and now Whitefield. But still, their largest branch, with their most offerings, remains Indiranagar.
Spread over a large space with green walls, alfresco seating (and plenty at that) and of course, a dominating brick oven (it even rotates; apparently the first in the country), we had a sneak peek at the outlet and we have a strong feeling it's going to be as popular as the first of its name! Choosing to sit in the alfresco area with a retractable roof, it was perfect to soak in the Bangalore breeze but in the protection of the shade. Wooden benches, chairs and tables keep the rustic feel intact, but with chic cuts and design, we like the somewhat upgrade the new place has. The menu, however, is as tempting as it was originally!
The old favourites like the classic Margarita, Quattro Formagi (loaded with four kinds of cheese) and our all-time champion -- the Streaking Pigs which comes generously topped with cheese, bacon, caramelised onions and tomato sauce. We used to love the dough earlier, but now we love it more! Beautifully fermented over a few days, and freshly made to standardise it, the pizzas have a different flavour from the sourdough base. Ten extra points for that!
You can expect a few accompaniments like cheesy garlic bread! Don't forget their legendary milkshakes (it has to be the Cookie Monster or The Big Bang shake) as well as the divine waffles. Our pick would be the Nutty Professor which is sinfully loaded with Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, chocolate sauce and flakes, and vanilla ice cream.
As always with Sreeram Anvesh and Anirudh Nopany behind the counters, you can always expect more, right? Apart from the queue for the boys themselves (they're married ladies, back off!), the queue is now also for divine sandwiches which are a recent addition to the menu. Pick from the simple Caprese, the indulgent cheese and ham, Chicken Club or the Burrata & Prosciutto. Plus, artisan bread and in-house cheese as well, which is part of their deli. My current favourite dinner is the Artisanal Sourdough Bread with fresh mozzarella and the oh-so-perfect smoked ham. They also have bacon, chorizo and prosciutto.
Order away, and thank me later!