Phone: +91 9723231177
Address: 2, Ground Floor, Magnifico Building, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Time: 10 AM – 9 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 400
Cuisines: Bakery, Fast Food, Cafe
Facilities: Home Delivery, No Alcohol Available, Free Parking, Indoor Seating, Desserts and Bakes
Le Artisan Boulangerie (LAB) doubles as a cafe and a retail shop for their bakery, confectionery and other house made food products.
Le Artisan Boulangerie, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad: Decor
This is a chic cafe and bakery with a glass frontage that allows natural light to course into the interiors by day. Hanging planters lend a green look to the entrance and interiors. We walked past the display cabinets showcasing a variety of breads, desserts, dips and other products standing out against white and pastel shades. The chandeliers and chairs here go with the French patisserie theme. From here, we entered the cafe area which has drapes and furniture that are also in keeping with the French look. The seating is comfortable, and ranges from rows of tables to a corner table with settees for those who want to lounge.
Once we were seated, it took a little while for the wait staff to appear and attended to us, but once they did the team was courteous and efficient.
Le Artisan Boulangerie, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad: Food
LAB has a fairly compact food menu. I ordered the LAB bread basket which had a good selection of breads served with herbed butter, spiced menu and tomato relish – I liked the horizontal sliced brioche, which had tender and rich crumb, and the croissant had a nice interior though it could have done with a bit more flakiness on the crust. The salads here are rocket and fennel or beetroot and quinoa. For the mains, I ordered LAB eggs benedict. The eggs looked perfect – I confidently cut into the egg forking up the delicate and silky mixture of cooked whites and slightly runny yoke which was delicious with a good balance of sauces. However, the eggs were topped on charcoaled brioche which had a dry mouth feel. We also liked the breakfast burger – a brioche bun with fried eggs, avocado and feta.The avocado & mushroom toast had panini had a topping of avocado and tomatoes, and mushrooms that were also cooked in a creamy mix to go with the other ingredients. Those who like eggs may like truffle scrambled egg or the roasted pepper artchoke and brie omelet.
For the dessert, we ordered ricotta pancakes which was neatly plated with cream, compote, strawberries and syrup – a delicate dessert that left a pleasant taste in the mouth without being overwhelmingly sweet. The cafe also has a good selection of coffees and other beverages. chocolate lovers may like their hot chocolate which has chocolate fingers to dip into the hot liquid.
Le Artisan Boulangerie, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad: Plus & Minus
LAB is a good place for a light meal of salads, egg dishes or open faced toasted sandwiches, and delicate desserts in a nice atmosphere. The range of breads and desserts for sale is also good.