Pune is home to a lot of Parsi and Irani families. Some of the best bakeries in Pune exist since Independence and hold their charm till date. Kayani is one of those bakeries that you can not miss out on. Not to be mistaken with Mumbai’s Kyani & Co. or Kayani Restaurant, Kayani Bakery exists at only one location in Pune – on East Street, Camp – and they don’t plan on branching out anytime soon. This is part of the charm of Kayani – and probably why they’re so wildly successful. It’s first-come first-serve, and we’ve seen people line up hours before they open up shop – competitively waiting to get their hands on the most heavenly scented, freshly baked treats. With their no-fuss-no-muss attitude, and no-frills packaging, don’t expect special treatment for anyone. For the uninitiated, you might be wondering what the big deal is – what are they so famous for? Golden, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Shrewsbury biscuits. Named after a town in Shropshire, England, Shrewsbury biscuits are synonymous with Kayani. A couple of these beauties won’t do your waistline any favours, but every bite is worth the inches. Kayani sells around 220-240 kg of these biscuits per day – and people clamour to buy them as if they are the last batch of biscuits on earth. Besides their famous Shrewsbury, Kayani Bakery is also known for their specialty milk bread, mawa cake, ginger biscuits, and khari biscuit. Our personal favourites are the sponge cake (it stays fresh for upto a week), Brazil nut, cheese papadi, and wine biscuits. Whether you’re hoarding them for yourself, to feed to guests, or carrying them to your loved ones overseas; these colonial-era confections will always please your palate.