Flurys has continued to delight visitors and locals alike by offering cakes, breads and savories. Located at Park street, Kolkata is a must visit cafe for travelers.
History of Flury’s
Flurys Bakery started in 1927 by Swiss couple as a confectionery shop in Kolkata. It has an old British tea room feeling and decor matches with its rich heritage and nostalgia. The swiss couple managed the cafe for four decades before finally deciding to move back home. According to Bachi Karkaria’s book The Cake That Walked, Joseph Flury bumped into Jit Paul, a hotelier on Park street in 1965. Soon Jit Paul (Owner of Park Hotel also on Park Street) agreed to buy the business.
Ever since change of management, Flury’s kept its commitment for high standards and customer service. Most of the heritage items are still part of the menu. There has been few additions such as beans on toast in 1970s. In 2004, Cafe underwent a makeover. Design firm from UK, Conran and Partners were tasked to create a new identity without sacrificing its heritage tag and nostelgia value. The new look Flury’s now dons a pink candy shop look while exteriors and huge french windows are kept intact.
Ever since there is no turning back. According to Flury‘s website, company is in expansion mode , thereby operating 15 outlets across Kolkata and one each in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. In future, Flurys plans to be present across all major cities in India and introduce vegan and gluten-free options to keep up with current trends.
Must Try Heritage Food
Pastries: Baba Pastries, Chocolate shortcake, Almond Cube Pastries and of course their famous Rum Ball and Blueberry Cheesecake. They are price moderately between US$1 to 4.
How to Reach Flury’s
The flagship cafe on 18A, Park Street is favorite of locals and tourists alike, lining up for the ‘full English breakfast’ so be prepared for long wait on specially during the weekends. It is at the corner of middleton street and Park street. The nearest metro station is Park street (300 meters) and it is book marked location on popular cab hailing apps such as Uber or Ola. The store opens early at 7 am and closes after dinner service.