Look around – monsoons have hit the city and the world has suddenly become more romantic. Very few of life’s pleasures top the simple joy of sipping on hot tea and indulging in some sinful chocolate to get a feel of this weather.
For all those who are busy with their lives, looking for life to become perfect – stop. Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take a moment – pause, look around – enjoy a dessert and make it perfect… and when you decide to do that, we’d like to help! Having wiped the frosting off our faces, here’s our take on dessert havens around the city!
Text: Anahita Ahuja
What makes your desserts different?
The Dessert is a Bun which is totally different from the bread what we have in our daily life in local market, as when we think of desserts the only thought thought that comes is sweetness, but we at Pappa Roti serve a freshly baked bun which is topped with Caramel and coffee flavour topping which balance the taste and stuffed with salted butter.
How do you look into:
Freshness: Pappa Roti serves freshly baked buns and food as we start processing the product only after orders are placed by the guests.
Price: We have received a lot of reviews and personal feedback from our guests and friends that we are on a higher side but we import most of our products from different countries because we believe in delivering great food to our guests.
Calories: One signature bun is 190 calories.
What is your specialty?
Coffee caramel buns and coffees, while the Nutella with hazelnut bun and Lotus biscuit bun sell the most.
How do you stay up to date with the latest trends?
We have a team from Dubai supporting us in designing our menu on special occasions which keeps us updating our menu with some mouthwatering food.
What is the most challenging part of making desserts?
As mentioned before we don’t make it here in house, we import the dough and flavour topping bags from Malaysia. The challenge here is to proof and thaw it accordingly at appropriate given time.
How do you handle wastage?
Pappa Roti is very much in control about wastage, as we do fresh bake on orders.
Owned by: Kunal and Nitin Jhetwani
Price for two: Rs. 800++
Ground Floor Konda Pride Building,
Road no 1, Jubilee hills,
(beside Stone Waters)
Ph: +91 40-68888818
We went around the city, to find out from some known faces around, about their favourite desserts.
Here’s what their idea of a perfect sinful, cheat sounds like…
Hebah Patel, actress:
I absolutely enjoy sweets, because of which am quite choosy, too. After having tried out a lot of things from a lot of places, I would say the Chocolate Eclair from Conçu, the chocolate brownies and the Classic Chocolate Cake from Labonel are to die for.
Sanjay Kumar, actor and ex-merchant:
I have a sweet tooth and am an addict for cocoa, so anything chocolaty and I am all yours. Labonel Classic Chocolate Cake is my Kryptonite – there is nothing very fancy about this cake but it almost feels like it was tailor made to my taste. It is not too much of an over-dose of chocolate but the right hints of it around your taste buds. If I had to pick between the last Classic Chocolate Cake or The last alive women on earth – I would hands down pick this cake because evolution may give rise again to women but this, I don’t think is possible!
Kirat Singh, businessman:
My favourite dessert in the city would be the sizzling brownie from Ruci and idoni. It is a chocolate brownie with a scoop of ice-cream on top served with a generous pouring of melted chocolate on the ice-cream. It is served on hot sizzler plates to be eaten directly in its sizzling hot form – defines pure divinity!
Labonel: Think of desserts in the city and this is one of the first names that comes to your mind. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” – is the perfect line to describe a Labonel lover.
Known for: chocolate brownies, cupcakes and cakes.
Price for two: Rs 1000
Guilt Trip: For all those who think cupcakes are desserts for people who hate to share. Whether you are looking for a tarty flavor or a citrus-y kick, a shot of chocolate or the red velvet trick, you’ll find your fix for cupcakes here.
Known for: Cupcakes, cheesecakes and waffles
Price for two: Rs. 800
You walk in and find yourself in a world of freshly baked breads, waffles and savouries. It’s the delicate smell of the place that will immediately win you over. Drop in for a mouth-watering breakfast or to indulge in some divine waffles.
Known for: waffles and pancakes
Price for two: Rs. 700