Hyderabad’s confectionery scene just got a fillip with the launch of Theobroma, Greek for “Food of the Gods”.
Text: Swati Sucharita
The much-loved patisserie brand made its foray into South India with its first outlet opening in Jubilee Hills in early December. Three more outlets are slated to open, one in Inorbit Mall, followed by Begumpet and Gachibowli.The menu has cookies, cakes, pastries, brownies, artisanal breads (including a wholewheat sourdough), quiches, puffs and sandwiches, as well as coffee. Eggless options are also offered, and the pricing is quite competitive. Their USP is most certainly their brownies, especially the Overload, Millionaire, Cookieand Outrageous (eggless) brownies. I would also recommend the absolutely delectable Mawa cake,(following her grandma’s recipe), Opium Cake (the chocolate shavings resemble opium rolls and therefore the name) and the Banoffie High. The eggless dense loaf and Chocolate Truffle are other favourites and so are chocolate chip cookies and palmiers.
There is a unique offering for Hyderabadis in the Dum ka murgh puff. Theobroma has wowed Mumbai and Delhi since 2004 when it was founded at Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway in Mumbai by the two Parsi sisters Kainaz Messman and Tina Messman Wykes. Kainaz trained in hotel management at IIHM, Mumbai and OCLD (Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development) and also worked as a pastry chef at the Oberoi Udai Vilas in Udaipur. Inspired by French culinary traditions ever since she went to France as a teenager on a youth cultural exchange programme, she always wanted to start her own venture, with her signature offerings and so began Theobroma’s journey.
Kainaz and her sister Tina have also co-authored “Baking A Dream: The Theobroma story” speaking of their journey in making their culinary dreams true.
Address: No G-3B, Apurupa BDR, Plot No 271, Road No. 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033.
Time: 8:00 am-11:00 pm
Call: 8886653160, 8886653161.