The opening line from an old and much loved nursery rhyme buzzed around my ears, as I walked to the romantically named Paris Bakery recently. The origin of the name of this perennially crowded shop, located halfway down the narrow Our Lady of Dolours Church lane, off Princess Street, is shrouded in rather vague and varied reasons.
But does that matter, when one can ‘eat one’s cake – and have it too’?
Its present owners are Tafti Iranis, originally from the small Iranian village of Taft. The affable Kaikhushroo Ardeshir Nejadkay, who hails from a family of agriculturists, arrived in Bombay at the tender age of ten, and worked with his father as an assistant baker at their Brabourne Bakery in Chira Bazaar, concentrating only on breads.
The family acquired the present Paris Bakery in 1963 from its previous Irani owners and turned things around for themselves and for us, forever.
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[Hat Tip: Regular reader and friend of Parsi Khabar, Mickie Sorabjee]
Paris Bakery, 278, Dr. C. H. Street, Our Lady Of Dolours Church Lane, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai – 400 002. Tel: 022 2208 6619