- I am an avid foodie, baker, pastry chef, culinary consultant, blogger, photographer and more….! !
My search for inspirational food, especially the sweet kind, is always on , believe you me, 24/7…….More often than not, I opt to go incognito, alone or with friends,tasting the best offerings of various patisseries, cafes and boulangeries in Mumbai…..and say around the world,too.
After the phenomenal response to my post on Bakeries in Margao…….I started this project to review the best of bakeries and dessert cafes in Mumbai.
Almost every bakery worth its “sugar” makes this moist red cake, slathered with creamy cheese frosting ?
How good is your Red velvet cake…..how is it different in taste or appearance ?
Who is making the best in the city ?
Let me know about your Red velvet cake.
Mumbai BakeryTrail #1
Le 15 cafe
Situated in the corner of the Gordon House Hotel building, in a bylane of colaba causeway is this beautiful cafe, presented by Pooja Dhingra and Pablo.
The love for their craft shows in the simple, yet delicate taste of the confections at the Le 15 cafe.
I am a green tea addict…..add to this herbal teas and fruit tea infusions…..I can sip these endlessly, through out any hectic day.So I start by ordering a flavoured green tea accompanied by a signature macaron.
The sea salt macaron was perfect with a mild hint of salt…..soft chewy, melting inside with crisp sugar encasing.
The delicious macaron lures me to try another.Lemon chilli suggested to me is a dainty, colourful macaron….unique in taste…..But did it have a hint of coconut ??
I like the spongy tiger bread used to make the Veggie Sandwich, the clever use of marinated eggplant gives this sandwich a great dense bite.Though I couldn’t find much of the sour cream, that was promised, inside.Accompanied by an in-house salad, dotted with roasted almond bits…..this sandwich completely satisfies the hunger pangs within me.
My Home Test……usually checks the portability of the desserts or cakes.
How well do they stay…..how do they taste and hold shape,after transportation.
Thumbs up to the Nutella brownie and the little flourless chocolate cupcake.
I sense and taste the use of good quality ingredients….and view cleanly finished pastry at this cafe.
Le 15 cafe was a pleasant experience….clearly reflecting the passion and commitment to taste by it’s management.
My personal thanks to Dakshita, the waiting staff…..her prompt service and interaction made my visit even more memorable
Le 15 cafe at colaba, Mumbai offers macarons,cupcakes,plated desserts,light meals accompanied by a select range of hot and cold beverages.
Goodbye till my next sweet review.