Give us this day our Hot Breads
Variety is the bread of life.
HOT BREADS is a Chennai-based establishment that provides expertise to franchisees in many parts of India. It has franchisee outlets in Delhi, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore, and other cities. The Bangalore franchisee - Nouvelle Foods - began in 1990 on Infantry Road. Later, it opened 10 more outlets in Sadashivnagar, Domlur, and R.T. Nagar.
The quality is consistent at all Hot Breads outlets. The first outlet, on Infantry Road, has been refurbished, and it gleams through the large glass doors at the entrance. The kitchen, now relocated within, gives out heavenly aromas.
This 20-cover place with a spanking new appearance has piped Hindi music. Half the rectangular area has glass-covered displays, and those who want to have a meal there do so on its wrought iron chairs at glass tabletops.
The kitchen works with 360 different recipes that are rotated. As a result, one usually finds about 200 tempting varieties to choose from everyday. The take away items include grainy wholesome oat breads and whole wheat breads. These are priced at Rs. 18 a loaf. The farmer's loaf, a hot favourite, is football sized, but has a flat bottom, much like one would find in the boulangeries in France. It is priced at Rs. 23. The popular date walnut bread (Rs. 27) is more like a cake but is crunchier and lower on calories compared to cakes. One can also bite into hot cheese/ butter/ cinnamon rolls, five kinds of donuts, danishes, burgers, hot dogs, or dinner rolls.
Fruitcakes, muffins, brownies, macaroons, truffles, croissants, and cookies are also on offer. Some of the items such as pizzas, burgers, puffs, pies, hot dogs, and sausages, are available for both sit-down meals and take-aways. Non-vegetarians can treat themselves to its famous chicken quiche (Rs. 28) or cheese croissant (Rs. 17), while vegetarians can choose from vegetable pizzas (Rs. 25) and plain croissants (Rs. 10).
The pizzas are the size of saucers and the quiches are custard pies baked in a rich crust. The fare is consistently of gourmet standard. The place offers a dish called chicken trellies priced at Rs. 15. It is named so as there are strips criss-crossing this pastry, which is stuffed with chicken.
All items at Hot Breads are priced within Rs. 35, with the exception of black forest at Rs. 240 a kg. During the festive season it comes out with some special offers such as plum cakes that are priced at Rs. 225 a kg. (made with butter cream) and Rs. 300 a kg. (made with fresh cream).
These cakes are heavy with fruits and nuts. Marzipan sweets (Rs. 30 for a 100 gm.), moulded Santa Claus or snowman cakes are available only during Christmas. A 2-kg. cake is priced at Rs. 360 when made of butter cream, and Rs. 480 if made with fresh cream.
There are also fudge bars, citrus pies, and apple tarts. These are available throughout the year. Eggless cake and masala cookies made here are its unusual items. They are priced at Rs. 270 a kg. and Rs. 35 for 200 gm., respectively.
It is surely a great place, but if you want to enjoy eating at Hot Breads, you really have to banish all thoughts about calories!
Hot Breads can be contacted on 5591848.
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