10 spots in Mumbai that will surely have you drooling over luscious and sinful strawberry desserts
While strawberries are still in season, head over to one of these spots soon to enjoy your share of their decadent desserts
I am pretty sure Harry Styles was struck with inspiration for the lines 'tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin' as he was digging into a heavenly strawberry dessert. Winter is all about these luscious berries and it would be a missed opportunity if I didn't let you in on our recommendations of places that serve the most luscious strawberry desserts ever. Believe it or not, having a chilled, tall glass of strawberry shake while it is already freezing outside is a daredevil experience that is also somehow comforting.
The fruit is available in the city for only three to four months, sending a number of restaurants and patisseries into a frenzy to curate a special seasonal menu that champions the fruit, be it a tart, gateau, macaroons, pastry, a milkshake or just strawberries with cream. So, without any further ado, here is a list of places in Mumbai that are doing it right when it comes to strawberries with their comforting, indulgent and velvety desserts.
Le 15 doesn't have just one, but nine items on their menu to satisfy your strawberry cravings. From their classic strawberry cream cake to their famous monster macaroon, you name it and they have it! Go ahead and dig into your favourites.
Address: Unit 16 & 17, The Parel Cotton Press Factory, Elphinstone Bridge Road
To order online: Le15.com | Also available on Swiggy and Zomato
Price range: INR 90 - 1995
Essange's new menu covers all things strawberry, focusing on the tangy and sweet flavours of the fruit paired with their fluffy bakes. They have a plethora of options but I am all in for their Strawberry Tres Leches in a tub. It is apt for the days when you don't feel like sharing and feel confident enough to devour the dessert all by yourself.
Address: Shop No.6, Valencia, Revenue Village, Juhu Tara Rd, opposite Estella, Juhu
To order online: Essange.com
Price range: INR 180 - 2000
Their Strawberry & Cheese Ice Cream is nothing but creamy and indulgent. The cold dessert paired with a fruity and tangy kick is just the punch of flavour you'll need to either start or end the day on a sweet note. A cheese ice cream topped with fresh strawberry and a strawberry compote for that extra jammy texture will definitely ensure you visit La Poz between 12 noon to 1:30 am and enjoy this treat.
Address: La Poz Place, 105, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Price range: INR 690 + taxes
This quaint little cafe in the streets of Khar serves amazing Mexican food. And with the berry menu here, you have one more reason to visit this place. Cafe Duco has a salad which you won't find anywhere else. It has fresh strawberries, edamame, almond, tomatoes and chilli balsamic for the punch. They have a couple of desserts too, for all those not so keen about a salad. Whatever you do, make sure you don't miss them.
Address: Cafe Duco, Shop No. 2, Kalpitam Apartments, 16th Road, Pali Village, Khar West
Price range: INR 300- 400 + taxes
Project Hum's motto itself is seasonal and local so what better place to have some seasonal berries? The strawberry special menu features a number of quirky offerings like the Strawberry Surprised, Hungarian Chicken Paprikash, Dehydrated Strawberry Tea, Strawberry compote toast and smoothies just to name a few.
Address: 16, Gasper Enclave, St John St, Bandra West
Price range: INR 400 - 500 + taxes
Blue Bop Cafe
If a strawberry trifle at the Blue Bop Cafe feels like an achievement, this glass will remind you of a trophy. A double cream layered with strawberry glaze and fresh strawberry, you will feel the freshness in every bite. For all the berry lovers out there, this dessert beckons you.
Address: 318, Linking Rd, Khar, Khar West
Price range: INR 450 + taxes
Are you a sucker for a flaky and buttery tart? Bloom Cafe in Bandra has a Strawberry Tart which is simply baked to perfection. Do try this while the berry season still lasts.
Address: Shop no. 5, Carlton Court Building, Opposite Kotak Mahindra Bank, Turner Road, Perry Road Junction, Bandra West
Price range: INR 450 + taxes
Farmer's Cafe has on offer a number of decadent and indulgent, yet healthy strawberry desserts for all those berry lovers who care to venture in. And apart from satiating all your strawberry cravings they also serve fruity desserts in vegan and gluten-free options, making sure no berry lover feels left out.
Address: Shop No.1, Celeste Bldg, Plot No. 470, Kinchin CHS, 14th Rd, Khar, Khar West
Price range: INR 450-600 + taxes
If you open their Instagram page, you'll notice the bright red of their delicious strawberry offerings, this season. Sassy's Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Cake is definitely a slice of heaven. Apart from that, they also offer a plethora of cupcakes, macaroons, tarts as a part of their limited edition menu.
Address: Shop No. 3, Ground Floor, 16th Rd, Pali Darshan, Khar West
Price range: INR 250-600 + taxes
Haji Ali Juice Centre
Haji Ali Juice Centre by the sea is a classic spot. It is the hub for all your late-night sweet cravings and daytime juice refills. And with the berry season in full swing, they have the creamiest berry offerings available. I definitely recommend their rich and creamy strawberries with cream while you head over to take advantage of the fresh berries still in the market.
Address: Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Haji Ali Junction, Near Haji Ali Dargah, Dargah Road
Price range: INR 250-400 + taxes
So what are you waiting for? Head over to these places and indulge in your favourite strawberry desserts!