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Pune's Favourite, Kayani Bakery, Has Reopened & We Couldn't Be Happier

Divya posted on 25 November

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After being shut for nearly a month, Kayani Bakery finally reopened! Here are five things you should know about Kayani Bakery.

Shrewsbury

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.

The One and Only

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. Don’t be fooled by the knockoffs – you can tell an original Kayani product by their name {usually} embossed on the biscuit mold.

Backstory

Est. in 1955, the eponymous Kayani Bakery was founded by brothers. It’s a family business, and has always been managed and run by the Kayani men. We heard from an insider that their kitchen is spotlessly clean and very well organised – and no, they don’t allow photos. The bakery runs 24 hrs to keep up with the demand, but operational times are 7:30am – 1pm and 3:30pm – 8pm Monday – Saturday {closed on Sundays}.

Vintage Vibe

Aside from the obvious old-school vibe at Kayani Bakery, what makes it stand out are the original marble floors and brass ceiling. What is now the shop, was in fact the dance section of an old Italian restaurant that was housed next door {which no longer exists}. In simpler times, it used to be the only eatery in the area, across the road from Victory cinema. Imagine that!

The Goodies

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 (as you should), to feed to guests, or carrying them to your loved ones overseas; these colonial-era confections will always please your palate.

#LBBTip

They frequently add specials to their blackboard menu which isn’t always updated online. Look out for their Christmas cakes, available around Nov – Dec.

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    6, East Street, Opp. Victory Theatre, Hulshur, Camp, Pune

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