6 Reviews / 6 Ratings
Stale Pastries, Pathetic customer service.....
This review is meant for the KORAMANGALA BRANCH near the BDA COMPLEX.
I am a regular customer of Daily Breads. Yesterday had been for the 1st time to their new outlet at Koramangala near the BDA complex. I purchased 2 slices of Dutch Truffle. When i came home, i realised that both the pastries were stale with a rough crust. Since my kids already tried to bite into the piece, we thought it would be better to throw it off & get the 2nd piece replaced from the bakery.
So, when my husband when today to get the 2nd stale piece replaced, he was first asked for the bill ( I hadnt bothered to store the bill, since i didnt think that would be necessary). The guys there were quite reluctant to exchange the stale piece & my hubby also got a good gyan of how Dutch Truffles are supposed to be a bit hard!!!!
After a lot of hassles, the 2nd piece was exchanged...
When i opened the pastry again at home, it was no better....again stale - so hard that i could hardly bite into it & It staight away went into my dustbin !! I wowed never to enter that horrible place again.
I had a bad experence with the Koramangala Vth Blk branch also last year, when i had wanted to book a cake for my kids bday. I visit the Bannerghatta branch & often & if required shall stick to it...But this new branch TOTALLY SUCKS..!!!
Wish they would diversify
I live round the corner from Daily Bread, and often pop in to buy bread for sandwiches for my two girls. I have mixed reviews about it, sometimes it's super fresh and sometimes not so. Once I had to march back to the store and return a loaf, it was green inside.
It's also not a cheap option, wish they would do a new line of products and not make such huge margins on simple things, perhaps then we would buy more.
This gourmet bakery whips up everything from muffins, salads, cookies, pastries, sandwiches and quiches, but what is really spectacular are their breads and sandwiches. Their breads, which are sold at supermarkets including Namdharis and Fabmall, are varied in range, fresh and delicious. The whole wheat loaf is an absolute hit, but for something with a twist, try the Dakshin Housewifes Loaf - spiced with cumin and curry leaves, the chocolate brioche, or the Welsh Fruit loaf which is perfect for tea-time.
The sandwiches are available only in the Daily Bread outlets and are pre-made and packaged, but tasty. For lunch, try the Madras curry chicken panini or my favourite, lamb kheema sandwich with mint mayo. Vegetarian options are plenty too and just as delicious barbecue paneer and corn on foccacia bread and the roast spring veggie wrap. You can ask them to warm it up for you. The hearty club sandwiches are a good option as well. Most sandwiches range in price from Rs.55 to Rs.85.
The salads (the Greek salad and the Mediterranean pasta salad are good options) and other usual baked goodies including tea cakes, chocolate chunk muffins, apple and cinnamon danish, the chicken sausage danish are reasonably good if they are fresh. I dont recommend the cookies or the biscotti, as they have neither been particularly memorable or fresh. They have a wide range of cakes, pastries and desserts the mango fresh cream pastry and the pistachio praline and apricot are yummy.
Daily Bread seems to have an interesting and extensive catering menu as well, although I have never tried it. Choices include finger sandwiches platter, mini pizzas and luxury cakes. They deliver for orders over Rs.1000.
Daily Bread is headquartered in Koramangala and has branches across the city. The Koramangala outlet has outside seating available but the road is dusty and the chairs are too close to the road, so the better option might be to ask for takeout. The Church Street branch is more chic and has indoor air-conditioned seating.