Old Madras Baking Company, Adyar
Chennai doesn’t have much to show for when it comes to bakehouses that showcase an array of breads and other sumptuous baked goods. Bakeries these days mandatorily take the definition of a place that serves cakes and cupcakes.
Beating that rule, Old Madras Baking company has bravely ventured into preparing classic breads (something that you need to develop a taste for), and putting it out, along with a few other specialities on their menu.
Their outlet gives a rustic sort of feel, with wood themed interiors. A tiny place with a maximum of 4 tables, that gives a home-like feel. Right when you enter, they showcase a variety of breads and other such baked goods.
Having read the reviews, we went for butter croissants, Foccacia bread, Danish custard, Danish nutella, Danish blueberry, nutella brioche, chicken puffs and a 3 cheese sandwich. Their butter croissants were super flaky and one of the best I’ve had in town. The next that stood out was undoubtedly the 3 cheese toast. The gooey cheese dripping from each bite of the sandwich is something that lingers. The foccacia bread was soft, fluffy and delicious.
The others were all decent, none that impressed us much.
Their entire menu seems highly priced. Especially the cheese toast, though sumptuous, wasn’t worth the cost.
Overall, a decent experience, nothing that I would crave and go back for. Worth the hype? Maybe not.
Food – 4/5
Ambiance – 4/5
Price – 3/5
Location – 3.5/5
Service – 4/5
Overall rating – 3.5/5
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