Flour Works Pune is a popular hangout for many in the Kalyani Nagar area. Well known for their breads and baked goods, their large outdoor seating area is popular amongst smokers and pet owners. On any given day, you will find people enjoying their coffee and food in the company of their well behaved pet.
Flour Works recently opened up a small joint in the Wanowrie area called Bakery by Flour Works. The place encourages takeaways and they have a limited menu compared to the wide offerings at the mother ship. But Flour Works fans in this part of town can rejoice at having an opportunity to enjoy some of their favorites.
The menu offers a few sandwiches and salads for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. There is an extensive drinks menu with hot and cold tea and coffee. Baked goods are available in the form of tea cakes, muffins, cookies and assorted breads. The baguette was impressive and seemed robust enough that it couldn’t be crushed in your fist.
I was recently invited for a food tasting at Bakery by Flour Works. Here is my take on the food I tried. The Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil sandwich or a Caprese sandwich came with a pesto like spread slathered over the bread. The tomato slices were thin and the cheese was negligible. It certainly did not match my vision of the basic tomato mozzarella sandwich with juicy tomatoes and slices of fresh mozzarella that you can sink your teeth into.
A Panini needs cheese, a considerable amount of it, if not a lot of it. That’s my opinion and maybe it is not a common one if people are not asking for cheese on their Panini.
The watermelon salad had a good portion size. I liked the addition of the sweet peppers. The salad was not seasoned nor did it appear to have a salad dressing. My abhorrence for soggy or heavily dressed salads is well known. But at the same time, I do expect some basic seasoning and at least a light drizzle of vinegar on my salad.
I was saddened to discover that there are no eggless baked products at Flour Works. The Chocolate Caramel Tart was super rich but the tart shell will definitely not please people who don’t eat eggs. The same goes for the Biscotti or other delectable pastry creations.
The Mexican Majik is a spiced coffee that will please cinnamon lovers. The Vietnamese Tea with the condensed milk at the bottom of the glass is a unique fun concept.
Situated next door to Subway, and in a long line of coffee joints and pancake/ waffle joints, Bakery by Flour Works has stiff competition. But I know where to go the next time I want a baguette or fresh bread.