Situated in Byculla, Bombay Sweet Shop reinvents traditional Indian sweets and mithais with a 100 percent vegetarian spin. Led by pastry chef Girish Nayak, who is known for his desserts at Toast and Tonic in Bengaluru, the shop doubles up as a snacking bar offering desserts like penguin-shaped Caramel Custard Popsicles and Coconut Caramel Patissa Fingers, among other delicacies.
The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro both have consistently been popular and critically acclaimed in the city for exploring local cuisine. To extend their ethos into India’s enormous sweet empire, the dessert parlour is positioned as a refined yet nostalgic store with 2020 ideologies of taste and festivities.
In keeping with the design philosophy of The Bombay Canteen, Bombay Sweet Shop is a the rose-hued, art deco-inspired trip down memory lane. The glass-front kitchen is a statement to showcase its inventive skills. Working up to appeal to the younger generation, it even comes with creative gifting and delivery options. There is aam papad lollipops, ghewar tarts, Drunken Motichoor Laddoo, Indian ‘gummies’, and even a live DIY chikki counter. If you want something savoury, choose snacks like avocado papdi chaat or green pea matri taco from a chaat and salad menu, which can be washed down with beer or wine when the café gets its alcohol license.
Where: Unit 1, JAK Compound, Dadoji Konddeo Cross Lane, Byculla
Contact: +91 22 4969 6677
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 9 pm, Monday closed
All images: Courtesy Bombay Sweet Shop