84 Lorensz Road, Colombo 4
Last updated by indi on 28 August 2012
Paan Paan is a new bread shop off Duplication Road. They make good bread. If that seems like a simple review, it is, but finding decent bread in Colombo is surprisingly hard.
Roast paan or kade paan, which you get from any streetside shop, is the gold standard. This cheap bread is almost uniformly delicious, such that they serve a variation at the high end Ministry Of Crab. The middle and upper classes of bread, however, are largely non-existent. You can't find a good baguette or European style loaf. While a few places have understood that this type of bread is more expensive, they haven't understood that it should also be good. BreadTalk is perhaps the worst offender, a Singaporean chain producing over-priced mediocrity.
Paan Paan is different. They make some pretty decent bread. We had a friend pick up some bread and muffins so we don't know much about the Lorenz Road store, but we know what the food tastes like.