RESTAURANT REVIEW: AU BON PAIN

PC: Au Bon Pain

For when you have no other choice.

Au Bon Pain, the American bakery chain made no splash at all with its recent entry into the Indian market.

LOOKS LIKE

I’m not sure if the design team was aiming for Scandinavian minimalism because all they’ve ended up with sterile. I look around the stark white interiors in the harsh hospital reminiscent white light and keep expecting a nurse to pop out and take a blood sample.

TASTES LIKE

I ordered their Exotic Veg Sandwich and an Americano and neither is anything to write home about. This kind of mediocrity is what makes food blogging so hard – sometimes what you have to review is just so mundane, so smack dab in the middle of the middle that there is no real way to describe it.

I do like their muesli cups that are healthy and super easy to grab and go.

FEELS LIKE

I walked into the GK-1 branch and I was the only one there. Then I went to the Def Col branch and I was the only one there. Khan Market – same same. Now Zomato tells me that all the South Delhi branches are shut and there are only a couple in Gurgaon.