We living in Goregaon (E) are starved; starved of good food, good desserts and above all, great cheesecakes. The presence of Monginis adds salt to the already aching wound by serving horrible cakes. There’s Birdy’s at a stone’s throw away but they have compromised their quality by opening innumerable franchise all over the city. So when I say that Bindaas Binge is a Godsend, I meant it from the deepest corner of my stomach.
The bakery with a bright yellow and brown logo is started by a couple Mona and Vikas Diwan (God bless them and the bakery). They’ve created a space above the shop which is their manufacturing unit. So if the door of the kitchen is open when you walk in you’ll be welcomed with a whiff of lovely bakes. During a quick conversation with Mona while I downed a heavenly blueberry cheesecake, she told me that the idea of opening a bakery crossed her mind while she was sitting at home and learning to bake.
The menu includes a range of pastries, cakes and cheesecakes including blueberry and choco strawberry mascarpone but the highlight is Philadelphia cheesecake which is soft as cheese with a perfectly baked crust. They also have cupcakes but I have yet to try them. For the fitness freaks there are whole wheat cookies and freshly baked breads. The latest addition to the menu is Alphonso cheesecake. It has the topping of fresh alphonso slices and the flavour is 100% mango.
Although Moshe’s has opened in Infiniti Mall in Malad and has made its Philadelphia cheesecake available to the lesser mortals of this side of suburbs, their prices are steep. I’d rather pay 100 bucks and save on the petrol too instead of paying 200 bucks at Moshe’s. And, as Deepikaji said, “Jab wahi safedi, wahi jhaag kam damon mein mile, to koi wo kyon le? ye na le?“
Kharcha: Rs. 100 for a Philadelphia cheesecake
On the burp scale: 4/5