Clockwise – Our spread, bagels with cream cheese, baked vada pao, cappuccino with a stick of jelly candies, cinnamon roll.

The first outlet of Au Bon Pain has finally opened in Kolkata at the newly opened Quest Mall. On our recent visit, we decided to get some of the treats. I opted for a multigrain bagel, with cream cheese (99/-), and asked them to toast it. Big mistake. Toasting made it dry, although the cream cheese was good. The capuccino was strong and full on caffeine. I liked the aftertaste. S’s baked vada pao was nice, but nothing to write home about. The star of the show was the cinnamon roll, which was cinnamon-laden, overly sweet from the royal icing on top, and in short, exactly what I wanted. The jelly candies were amazing too, as I found out later that night, and totally worth the 15/- . I would like to return for the bagel with smoked salmon, soup of the day, and the very dark chocolate muffins the next time.

Au Bon Pain
Food Court
Quest Mall
Syed Amir Ali Avenue,
Near Park Circus,
Kolkata – 700017

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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