15 Reviews / 18 Ratings
Small Place - Big Business
Singularly associated with Pune bakery items, this place does make the nicest biscuits. Try the Madeira cake and the nut biscuits, if you want to switch up from the usual shrewsburys.
Another great find here are the cheese straws. They are most fun. Unless their severely rushed staff works quickly and efficiently. Sadly parking in the area is a NIGHTMARE.
Over all, this place is still worth the trip.
Crowds flock only on word-of-mouth
There's no doubt that this place still has crowds and is sold out by EOD, but most of the time its people from out of town and newbies who go all the way to try the all famous Kayani bakery confectioneries and bakes.
However, except for the mawa cake and a couple of other cakes (which you get all over Pune these days anyway) nothing else has the same uncompromising taste.
Just earlier this month I sent my husband to pick up mawa cake, khaari and cheese paapdi from there before coming back to Mumbai and they were real disappointments. The mawa cake was fine, but khaari and cheese paapdi were SOOO SALTY we had to throw them away as is! He had also picked up some cookies which I thought were quite ordinary.
Synonmous with Pune
Synonymous with Pune means...it has generations of people in Pune eating the cakes and the biscuits. I might have eaten 500 biscuits and 2000 kayani cakes till date, since I was born and brought in Pune eating the kayani cakes.
Even today...i am bored eating those monginis/ bakers basket cream cakes! ...but love for kayani cakes will never stop.
Total Hype...nothing more
I had been to pune recently and got a chance to taste the so called "delicacies" from this bakery. Trust me I was extremely disappointed.
Shrewsbury biscuits are the biggest hype. I come from Dehradun and believe me, even your neighbourhood baker would bake better bisuits! They tasted like very ordinary biscuits available in all towns. Sorry but pitiful!
Vanilla biscuits, chocolate biscuits, rusks etc, tried these and the experience was no better. The fact is I asked some of the folks in Pune and they had limited admiration of this bakery.
I guess we can leave the delicacies of this bakery to folks from Mumbai who line up there!!
One of the Best Bakery in town!
One of the best bakery products u can get in Pune.
A Irani/ parsi bakery with a long history of making some of the best Biscuits and Cakes.
The Shrewsberry Biscuits.
Very Crowded Most of the times, best time to go would be Early morning around 8 am.
Overall you can try each and every product over here and wont be dissapointed al all.
Kayani Bakery is an institution and most people visiting Pune often ask to be taken to the place to take back something with them. The best offerings are the cakes, wine biscuits and also the shrewsbury biscuits. If you are fond of good bread, you could pick up a fresh loaf here. Amazing.
All the way to Mumbai
My aunt lives in Pune and when she comes to Bombay she brings back a packet of Kayani's cake for all of us here. The cakes are very simple, so is the packaging, so is the bakery. Its a very ordinary looking Parsi bakery and has been packed with people whenever I've been there. Well, their cakes come with no frills attached but their taste and freshness is amazing. My favourites are the chocolate walnut cake and the coffee cookies. I'm not particularly fond of them but their Shrewsbury biscuits are known to be out this world.
Only trouble is, they get sold out minutes after the fresh stock comes to the counters.
I guess most Puneites know when the the fresh stock gets laid out and thats why around that time the place is more crowded than a Virar Fast Mumbai local train.