Top 5 Favourite Dessert Parlours of BangaloreFrom the status of the must have sweet course at the end of the meals, the dessert has evolved into a cuisine in its own right in the present world. Desserts were first made at home using the locally available ingredients, mostly natural like dried fruits, honey and nuts. As time went by, sugar was invented and sweeter variants of desserts were made available. The art of making dessert grew independently across all the civilizations of the world and as people started traveling across the continents for business, the recipes also started crossing the borders of their origin. The variations grew from simple custards and yoghurts, to a plethora of options like cakes, candies, sherbet, syrups, exotic fruits and many more. The dessert is no more the lesser cousin of a kingly meal today. Desserts have evolved in its content and today there are businesses that thrive on desserts as a product. These are now available standalone in dedicated food outlets or parlours.
Bangalore as a city has been exposed to a lot of cross cultural influences. Due to the establishment of the Information Technology industry, people started traveling across the world on regular basis. Some people came back with their experiences of world cuisines including desserts, while some people bought back with them the art of making various kinds of desserts from across the globe. Few went ahead to play with the idea of setting up exclusive shops or parlours, that would offer only desserts for the aficionado. The craze for these lip smacking sweet savories got lapped up soon by the people of Bangalore.
Bangalore has got a matured market and clientele for exotic desserts. As of 2014, there are more than 700 listed dessert parlours in the city, ranging from street corner kiosks to exotic setups. While ranking any of them would be complete injustice to the patrons of the other outlets, but certain parlours are top of the rung in terms of their setups, offerings and innovation.
Listed below is some of the immensely popular dessert parlour, not in particular order of preference. The locations and average prices are quoted for around the year 2014.
Berry’d AliveHaving its two outlets in Indiranagar and Koramangala respectively, Berry’d Alive is touted to be the numero uno in the realm of dessert offerings in Bangalore. Hazelnut Crème Pot, Blackberry Chocolate Cheesecake, Strawberries & Peaches Parfait, Brownie and a Bombe are just a few of the lip smacking delights that would make you crave for more. In fact you can skip your meal to fill yourself up here. Cost for two people comes up to about Rs. 300 and that will not be the end of the story. You will make sure that you came back to this place again and again!
Address: 1079, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Phone: +91 9611348003, +91 9620969017
Address: 139, Ground Floor, Terra Tree Service Apartments, 1st Cross,
Jyoti Nivas College Road, 5th Block, Koramangala
Phone: +91 9611348003, +91 9620969017
Corner House Ice Established in 1982 initially as a fun food café, the place decided to metamorphose into an exclusive ice cream and sundae parlour in the year 1995. Even since, there has been no looking back. The place has been drawing crows by the swath with its delectable offerings of sundaes, shakes, ice cream and other desserts. The recipe is indigenously developed and offers to be unparalleled. Average cost for two people dining here is Rs. 250.
Address: 3289, 2nd Stage, Off Double Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Phone: +91 9880846251
Address: 67-7-61, 1st A Main, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
Phone: +91 9845923734
Address: 45/3, Gopalkrishna Complex, Near Mayo Hall, Off Residency Road, Bangalore
Phone: 080 25583262, 080 25550885
Address: 1225, 26th Main, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Phone: 080 26540925, 080 25550885
Address: 29/2, Nagappa Street, Nehrunagar Circle, Seshadripuram, Bangalore
Phone: 080 23447520
Krispy KremeIf you have a craving for those Oh-so-Creamy doughnuts, then this can be your paradise. Krispy Kreme is a multinational brand specializing in doughnuts and has been operating in the United States since 1937. It opened its stores in India in 2013 and reached into the top five of the city within a year. There are about 10 stores in Bangalore itself and hence locating one in your locality will not be a big challenge. The offerings range from Original Glazed, Assorted Varieties, Tea and Coffee, to Iced Drinks, Chillers and Shakes. It will cost of Rs. 300 for two people to have their heart full, over a leisurely chat at the parlour.
Address: No.62, Forum Value Mall, Ground Floor, Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore - 560066
Naturals Ice CreamAnyone who has spent a good time in the cities of Mumbai and Pune might have certainly come across the Naturals Ice Cream. The USP of the chain is that their ice creams are made of natural fruit ingredients. The chain now has also opened its outlets in Bangalore and within no time, this chain has etched itself in the top rung on dessert parlours in of the city. The delectable flavours of Tender Coconut, Anjeer, Kala Jamun or Coffee Walnut melt in your mouth with the rich creamy base of an ice cream. The heavenly natural fruit based ice creams are perfect for your wallet and will cost about Rs. 150 for two.
Address: No.825, Shop No.9 & 10, Ground Floor, DAS Commercial Complex,
Near Jss Circle & Shree Upahara, Opposite Kohinoor Glass & Plywoods,
Kanakapura Main Road, Jayanagar 7th Block, Bangalore - 560082
BelgYumBased out of the Phoenix Market City Mall in Whitefield, the main offerings at this joint are waffles and beverages. In fact, based on customer opinion, this place offers the best waffles in Bangalore. The toppings range from cream, syrups and melted chocolates, to nuts and fruits. This can be coupled with a tasty serving of your choice coffee or hot Belgian Chocolate. The place is also on the upper side on the expense part and can easily cost a couple about Rs. 400 for their choice of order.
Address: Phoenix Market City, Bangalore
While the above listed joints and parlours are some of the most recommended ones, based on customer feedback, but there are many more who can give a fair competition to the ones on the top. So, get out after your hearty meals with your family or friends and just drop in to one of the dessert parlours of Bangalore. Bon Appétit!