Oz Baker is a small bakery on Havelock Town that has been buzzing with attention for the past couple of months. We checked it out last week and it did not really live up to the hype.
Oz bakes their own bread daily therefore everything is fresh and warm, no doubt about that. Their menu had a few sandwiches, two mains, two breakfast options and a few side dishes.
The Shredded Chicken (Rs. 450) was a filling treat with an abundance of delicious shredded chicken, sandwiched between two slices of white bread. The bread was excellent. It was fresh, soft and delicious. They had even lathered some garlic butter underneath, which made it taste like garlic bread.
It didn't get any better than that.
We wanted the Big Breakie which we were told was not available, so we asked for the French Toast (Rs. 700) and they said they couldn't serve that either because they didn't have any spinach. They refused to make us any of the veg sandwiches as well because they didn't have spinach.
We probably looked really frustrated, so they offered to serve the French Toast with a tomato salad, instead of spinach. I honestly do not understand the logic behind not wanting to serve an entire dish because one vegetable of a side salad was unavailable.
The French Toast itself was a savory version with pepper, egg, and parmesan. It was delicious. The bread was chewy, fluffy and palatable. That was all it had going for it, so charging 700 bucks for just 3 pieces of toast was absurd.
We also tried a Blueberry Danish (Rs. 150) which we didn't even finish. They clearly have a strong grip on the savory stuff than the sweets. The danish was crumbly and tasted very bland, and the blueberry coulis was dried out. You could barely taste that sweet and sour goodness. Breadtalk does a much better version with fresh blueberries.
As for drinks they have coffee, tea, milkshakes, shakes, and fruit juices.
The Hazelnut Shake (Rs. 550) was simply a vanilla milkshake with the addition of hazelnut essence. Shakes are always too sweet to me, but this was a tad sweet for Vishvi as well. Overall, it tasted good, and the consistency was on point, but needless to say, we couldn't finish it.
The service could certainly be improved, especially considering the mishap with our order. However, our food didn't take long to arrive so that's something.
The place is small but very elegant; with white plush chairs, sleek wooden tables and comic book themed wall art. They have made maximum use of the small space they have, without making it overly congested nor overly dull.
Oz bakes their own bread daily therefore everything was fresh and warm, no doubt about that.
සිංහල හැව්ලොක් පැත්තෙන් යන එන ගමන් පොඩි කෑමක් කන්න හිතුණොත්, මේ Oz බේකරිය ඒකට හොඳ තැනක්.
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