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Budget bites with cakes and muffins
The Australian bakery cafe chain, Muffin Break, known for spoiling its clients with myriad choices and healthy offerings, has infused fresh flavour into the busy M-Block Market in GK-II.
There are more than 200 types of muffins being tossed up from the oven at any given point of time at this pretty joint done up in warm hues and large posters of coffee being brewed.
The vast variety of muffins includes options such as gluten-free, low-fat, bran, soy and linseed. Of course, the flavours keep changing and you might always find an interesting new one every time you walk in here. However, the list of 'permanents' includes blueberry, apple and cinnamon and chocolate with ingredients that alternate between choco chip, Mars bar, Kit-Kat, etc.
Prepared by chefs who've touched down straight from Oz, the sumptuous size of the muffin, served in a muffin case that gives it a nice boutique feel, makes for a nice treat.
The muffins are wholesome and tasty with fresh fruit springing in the mouth everytime you bite in. We tried the peach one - an absolute delight. It's moist, not too sweet and best of all, low-fat. One could linger with it long enough with some coffee.
The large cuppa we had had a velvety, smooth taste to it. Talking about it, chef Sue Harrison says that the coffee is not flavoured as in most places. "The high quality ensures a nice, natural flavour, " she says. The rich espresso coffee is crowned with a golden crema and as you reach the bottom, you'd be delighted to find a nice smiley beaming at you.
The selection of cakes look pretty with their coat of glazed icing. What's already become a hit with the local crowd is the Date Square. With a thick stuffing of paste of natural dates baked between cookie crumbs made of bran sugar and crushed walnuts, this one sure seems like a signature offering that has an instant drool appeal.
Those looking for something with an Indian twist could try out the chicken masala pie and crusted paneer pie.
The all-shortening pastry crust makes the paneer pie an exciting option and the focus seems to be on making it taste absolutely fresh. Of course, more flavours like the Mediterranean pie and mushroom cheese, says chef Sue, will soon be finding their way in.
Timing: 11am-1 am, Budget- Rs 300 for two, Address-M-75, GK-II Market, Contact: 011-46443333
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