I visited Au Bon Pain cafe in the ITPL campus today in the evening. I was expecting this to be a place for good-quality breads, but it turned out to be below what I expected.
I took a Corn and Tomato soup in a bread bowl (a big bun cut open and soup poured in it). The soup had an ordinary flavour, and was slightly cold. The bread was stiff, and crispier than it should have been. This cost me Rs. 84, which I think is high for such a combo.
One would have probably felt okay to pay up so much, had the stuff on offer differentiated itself from other bakery-produce sellers, like Daily Breads, Just Bake, etc. My friends ordered a muffin which was good, but not worth the Rs. 49. The Paneer Panini was average too, again not justifying the price.
I would probably visit this place again, but try out something like a Danish or a croissant, which better be good, to keep me engaged.
Overall, the ambience is good (Blore weather helps!), but for me, it has to be the food which needs to hold my attention!