Cakes & Bakes is a brand new patisserie down Galle Road. In addition to having a range of interesting desserts, they're also aiming for a Turkish bistro vibe (according to their facebook page).
Keep in mind that they're still starting out, so they've still got their selection and quality to make up for their minor setbacks.
Now for their desserts. We really didn't know what on earth to pick because the shelves are stocked with interesting looking gateaux, meringue rolls and slices of cake. We decided to stick with the smaller treats.
They don't have drinks of any sort yet except for Nescafe and Nestea dispensers.
They've got quite a few members of staff who were mulling about busily but the guy who took our order seemed a bit confused. We had to keep pointing at what we wanted over the counter while he had his head nearly poked all the way in. It looked like a hilarious scene out of a Rennaissance painting. They didn't have their card machine set up yet, so make sure you have cash.
We were told that they'll be turning the upstairs section into a full-on bistro, so we're excited to go try out their coffee.
They've got a few specialty breads up for grabs ranging from Rs. 100 upwards. Their Turkish bread looked really good, so let us know how it is if you try it.
Ambience is pretty generic with bleak furniture, patterned floor tiles and brick-wallpaper as opposed to, you know, bricks.
Cakes & Bakes looks like they're going to be a big hit especially with their desserts (baklava). They're a more grandiose version of P&S and it looks like a great spot to cool off at while waiting for the bus or whatever. Expect to see me skulking in a corner of the store, stuffing my face with baklava.
The long overdue review of the Cakes & Bakes interesting desserts and short-eats.
Cakes & Bakes is situated behind YAMU HQ down Galle Road. We checked them out and were glad we did.