Muffin Break offers a delicious variety of baked goods

Since childhood I have loved eating cakes. I still remember when I was a kid and got my report card my father used to treat me to small cupcakes, and I loved finishing each one alone. Basically they were muffins which were sold at Diamond Bakery in Old Delhi. Now after years my search for really authentic muffins met success as I dropped in at a store recently opened in M-Block Market of New Delhi’s Greater Kailash II. It is called Muffin Break. Finally this well established Australian brand has forayed into India with its first flagship café. It’s a unique bakery café with an interesting range of freshly baked products claimed to be prepared on site every day.

As I was hungry I started with a sandwich and a cappuccino. The sandwich was light and, since the Navratris are on, only vegetarian varieties were on offer. The cappuccino was wonderful and had the aroma of finely blended coffee beans. It was accompanied by in-house cookies, fresh and delicious, with the perfect crispiness and sweetness. Size-wise, they were among the biggest cookies I have come across in recent times.

Now it was time to try out the muffins. Muffin Break serves over 200 varieties of muffins. I tried a couple of variants available on the day. Double Chocó Chip is a treat for any chocolate lover, with granules of chocolate. The banana muffin was tasty too, with subtle flavours of banana. The good thing about these muffins was that they were not at all dry, but perfectly moist to the core.

For health freaks there is quite a variety too. There are the high-fibre low-fat bran muffins or the gluten-free ones for diabetics. Almost every conceivable flavour is to be found: coconut, lemon, banana, peach or blueberry to name a few. The fresh quiches, croissants, scones, wraps and cakes are also worth trying.

To down these baked goodies, try out some cool smoothies or thick shakes.