Tucked along a slew of eateries on Kilpauk's Barnaby Road is Ice Cream Factory & Shahi Durbar, two famed dessert places from Mumbai. Serving delectable Indian as well as fusion desserts under one roof, you can't help but feel spoilt for choice here. From dreamy faloodas to creamy freakshakes, you can enjoy over 300 odd varieties of desserts here, in this popping and bright dessert parlour. There's variety in the seating options as well. From single stools for those who don't want to share their desserts with anyone to table arrangements for those out on a dessert date with friends or family, this place has enough space for all of y'all. A quick glance at the ice cream station that features actual shakes, ice cream creations, waffles and pancakes to give customers an idea of what they have tempted us to find a seat right next to the counter. From there we chose to first explore the Shahi Durbar menu that offers an extensive range of Indian desserts choices like kulfi shakes, kulfi sticks, kulfi slices, fruit creams and of course, faloodas. Given the popularity of Shahi Durbar’s faloodas, we decided to start with their Shahi Durbar Special falooda that comes with two types of kulfi, vanilla ice cream, rabdi, nuts, and refreshing flavoured milk. Priced at INR 180, this tasted simply divine. Next, we ordered their Maawa Gulab Jamun with Rabdi and boy! was it good. Warm gulaab jamun sitting beautifully on a bed of mildly sweet and pleasantly flavoured rabdi - It was love at first bite! While we totally loved the gulaab jamun and rabdi pairing, you can also choose from other options under their Signature Desserts section like Malai Firni, Jalebi and Rabdi, Shahi Tukda, Rabdi Malpua and more. We also tried their Mahabaleshwar Fruit Cream that comes with mixed fruits, dollops of whipped cream, ice cream, and nuts. Priced at INR 240, this can be quite filling. From their Ice Cream Factory (ICF) menu we tried their signature Bubble Gum Crunchy ice cream rolls. A flavour specific only to ICF Chennai, this was perfectly sweet and super light. But if you’re in the mood to really feast on desserts, you must check out their Founder’s Signature Creations like Nutella Hazelnut Crunch and Dark Temptation (it’s all black)! They also have bubble waffles, mini pancakes in flavours like red velvet, oreo, birthday cake, Nutella and more. And if you’re looking to balance all this sugar blast with something savoury, guess what? You can do it at Shahi Durbar itself. With a menu that includes some filling sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas, you can have a quick meal here and obviously top it off with some great desserts! Life choices simplified!