Kayani Bakery, situated on East Street in Camp, is renowned for its historic wood-fired ovens and a delectable array of treats including Shrewsbury biscuits, breads, khari, and cakes. This esteemed establishment has earned a prestigious spot among India’s top six dessert destinations worldwide, as recognized by Taste Atlas, a global food guide that meticulously explores an extensive range of flavors, culinary delights, and local dining establishments.
Taste Atlas has made a list of the world’s 150 ‘Most Legendary Dessert Places’. “It is truly overwhelming and joyful to be bestowed with such a huge honour, especially since we are a small, unassuming family business. It is an honour not just for us, the partners of the bakery, but also our family and staff. Congratulatory and heart warming messages of appreciation have been pouring in from India and abroad,” said Rustom Kayani, a partner.
In India, there are several other dessert destinations that promise a memorable sweet experience. These include KC Das, Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick, and Flurys, all located in Kolkata. In Mumbai, K Rustom and Co is a must-visit, while Hyderabad boasts the delectable Karachi Bakery. However, for the ultimate dessert experience at the top of the list, one must embark on a journey to Lisbon, where the renowned pastéis de Belém can be savored on Rua de Belém.
Kayani Bakery was established in 1955 by three brothers, Khodayar, Hormazdiar, and Rustom Kayani, who had migrated from Iran to Mumbai and later to Pune in pursuit of a brighter future.
The bakery initially sold an assortment of freshly baked goods, including bread, puffs, and pastries. Maintaining its roots, Kayani Bakery remains situated at its original location, now managed by the successive generations of the three brothers who founded the establishment.
The structure housing the bakery was once occupied by a restaurant known as Muratore, evidenced by the lingering letters “EM” adorning the facade. These letters represent E. Muratore, the Italian confectioner and proprietor of the restaurant that once bore his name.
“It is only because of the loyalty, love and good wishes of our clients and well wishers over the years that we have been successful. We hope to take forward this legacy inherited from our ancestors for a long time with all your continued support,” Kayani added.