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glutton9 - Burrp User

glutton9

March 26,2014
1.5

Terrible Experience..... Not Worth at all

I heard a lot about this place but it certainly did not match up to my expectations. I would say its completely over hyped and not worth spending that much. I went there for breakfast and I would say that was completely ruined. Things on their Menu look really fancy but I wish they tasted good as well. Though their hot chocolate is good but its really not worth spending money on other things on their menu. Not recommended at all.
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Nikhil Deo - Burrp User

Nikhil Deo

March 10,2014
1.0

Rude ..Tasteless..Not worth what you spend ..Do Not go

One hideous thing I found here was that the ash trays on every table were full of burnt cigarettes! All said and done, one thing is for sure - this place has limitless free supply of sugar which reflects in your drinks! The first time we tried FlourWorks was to appease a crazy urge to gorge on Waffles. So the husband and I got there bright and early, I ordered the Waffles and he the Eggs Benedict. The Waffles were cold, tough and tasteless. The honey alongside it was thick and not at all pourable. The Eggs Benedict didn't fall far from the tasteless waffles and fell flat on it's face. The hollandaise sauce graced the eggs in a lumpy peek-a-boo drizzle, the poached eggs tasted fine but the English muffin was far from one.
Had tried a main course and a sandwich, was priced high.
I would never go to such a place where waiters need to be taught to draw a line first.
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tablecaptain - Burrp User

tablecaptain

January 25,2014
4.3

Best Hot Chocolate Ever!!!

They serve the best hot chocolate in town....Even the Cakes and Croissants are a must try... I just love the hot chocolate they serve... If you are a chocolate fan then this is the place for you.... Worth a try and you'll definitely fall in love with their hot chocolate.
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KRUTIKA BUDHANI - Burrp User

KRUTIKA BUDHANI

June 06,2013
4.0

Cozy Place Around The Corner

This is a warm and cozy place around the joggers park corner. It serves the best chocolate tarts and hot chocolate. I haven't tried other dishes but overall it's good.
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5.0

A very mediocre place!

We had gone there to meet some people for business on a weekday. It was 9.30 pm. The weather was in our favor and the greenery in Kalyani Nagar adds to the outside seating of this place.
One hideous thing I found here was that the ash trays on every table were full of burnt cigarretes! That totally put me off in the first few minutes.
Once our guests arrived, we ordered for hot chocolate and lemon iced tea.
The hot chocolate was actually hot chocolate syrup with no trace of milk! Though I agree we should have read the full description in the menu card, but we went with the assumption that it would be the regular thing that most of the restaurants offer. But we were not so pleasantly surprised!!
Plus it was so sugary that it hurt in our throat! Iced tea also came with tons of sugar in it!
All said and done, one thing is for sure - this place has limitless free supply of sugar which reflects in your drinks!
And the service was poor too!
A very mediocre place, too highly priced for the quality.
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Anushya Prasad-Baxi - Burrp User

Anushya Prasad-Baxi

December 07,2012
3.8

Not worth the money

We've dined at the FlourWorks thrice and not once have we left with a sense of satisfaction. Each time a consistent disappointed, this place is definately not worth the price and can be missed by any vegetarian.

The first time we tried FlourWorks was to appease a crazy urge to gorge on Waffles. So the husband and I got there bright and early, I ordered the Waffles and he the Eggs Benedict. The Waffles were cold, tough and tasteless. The honey alongside it was thick and not at all pourable. The Eggs Benedict didn't fall far from the tasteless waffles and fell flat on it's face. The hollandaise sauce graced the eggs in a lumpy peek-a-boo drizzle, the poached eggs tasted fine but the english muffin was far from one.

Ever the optimists, we landed there for lunch and this time stuck to the sandwiches they offered. We picked the Roasted eggplant and veggied with rucola from the sparse vegetarian fare offered on the menu and the grilled chicken sandwich. The veggies were well roasted but didn't quite come together. The grilled chicken didn't stand out and was average.

Our latest and last experience was tonight where we decided to give their dinner menu a shot. I say our last time simply because we've come to realise that their food is worth a miss and absolutely not worth the price, the wait staff absolutely not committed to providing any service unless beckonned a few times and did I mention is vegetairian fare is worth missing! Tonight we tried the Ratatouille and their Crepes with a mushroom and cheese filling which took a total of 45mins to get to our table (really that long for crepes!!).

The Ratatouille seemed like it was the Chef's interepretation of the original dish . They served us a slice each of roasted green pepper, tomato and eggplant layered and poured with a pesto sauce. The only thing good about it was the roasted eggplant. None of it tasted like a Ratatouille is supposed to.

The crepes on the othe hand were decent and worth 125/- if you ignore the lumpy sauce poured over it. The chocolate chip muffin was the only saving grace and possibly the only thing I'll ever buy from there.

The 2 stars are simply for the roasted veggies sandwich, the muffin and the slice of eggplant.

To be fair, we haven't tried anything from non-vegetarian menu except for the chicken sandwich.

- Disappointed patron
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Anushya Prasad-Baxi - Burrp User

Anushya Prasad-Baxi

December 07,2012
3.8

Not worth the money

We've dined at the FlourWorks thrice and not once have we left with a sense of satisfaction. Each time a consistent disappointed, this place is definately not worth the price and can be missed by any vegetarian.

The first time we tried FlourWorks was to appease a crazy urge to gorge on Waffles. So the husband and I got there bright and early, I ordered the Waffles and he the Eggs Benedict. The Waffles were cold, tough and tasteless. The honey alongside it was thick and not at all pourable. The Eggs Benedict didn't fall far from the tasteless waffles and fell flat on it's face. The hollandaise sauce graced the eggs in a lumpy peek-a-boo drizzle, the poached eggs tasted fine but the english muffin was far from one.

Ever the optimists, we landed there for lunch and this time stuck to the sandwiches they offered. We picked the Roasted eggplant and veggied with rucola from the sparse vegetarian fare offered on the menu and the grilled chicken sandwich. The veggies were well roasted but didn't quite come together. The grilled chicken didn't stand out and was average.

Our latest and last experience was tonight where we decided to give their dinner menu a shot. I say our last time simply because we've come to realise that their food is worth a miss and absolutely not worth the price, the wait staff absolutely not committed to providing any service unless beckonned a few times and did I mention is vegetairian fare is worth missing! Tonight we tried the Ratatouille and their Crepes with a mushroom and cheese filling which took a total of 45mins to get to our table (really that long for crepes!!).

The Ratatouille seemed like it was the Chef's interepretation of the original dish . They served us a slice each of roasted green pepper, tomato and eggplant layered and poured with a pesto sauce. The only thing good about it was the roasted eggplant. None of it tasted like a Ratatouille is supposed to.

The crepes on the othe hand were decent and worth 125/- if you ignore the lumpy sauce poured over it. The chocolate chip muffin was the only saving grace and possibly the only thing I'll ever buy from there.

The 2 stars are simply for the roasted veggies sandwich, the muffin and the slice of eggplant.

To be fair, we haven't tried anything from non-vegetarian menu except for the chicken sandwich.

- Disappointed patron
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Anushya Prasad-Baxi - Burrp User

Anushya Prasad-Baxi

December 07,2012
3.8

Not worth the money

We've dined at the FlourWorks thrice and not once have we left with a sense of satisfaction. Each time a consistent disappointed, this place is definately not worth the price and can be missed by any vegetarian.

The first time we tried FlourWorks was to appease a crazy urge to gorge on Waffles. So the husband and I got there bright and early, I ordered the Waffles and he the Eggs Benedict. The Waffles were cold, tough and tasteless. The honey alongside it was thick and not at all pourable. The Eggs Benedict didn't fall far from the tasteless waffles and fell flat on it's face. The hollandaise sauce graced the eggs in a lumpy peek-a-boo drizzle, the poached eggs tasted fine but the english muffin was far from one.

Ever the optimists, we landed there for lunch and this time stuck to the sandwiches they offered. We picked the Roasted eggplant and veggied with rucola from the sparse vegetarian fare offered on the menu and the grilled chicken sandwich. The veggies were well roasted but didn't quite come together. The grilled chicken didn't stand out and was average.

Our latest and last experience was tonight where we decided to give their dinner menu a shot. I say our last time simply because we've come to realise that their food is worth a miss and absolutely not worth the price, the wait staff absolutely not committed to providing any service unless beckonned a few times and did I mention is vegetairian fare is worth missing! Tonight we tried the Ratatouille and their Crepes with a mushroom and cheese filling which took a total of 45mins to get to our table (really that long for crepes!!).

The Ratatouille seemed like it was the Chef's interepretation of the original dish . They served us a slice each of roasted green pepper, tomato and eggplant layered and poured with a pesto sauce. The only thing good about it was the roasted eggplant. None of it tasted like a Ratatouille is supposed to.

The crepes on the othe hand were decent and worth 125/- if you ignore the lumpy sauce poured over it. The chocolate chip muffin was the only saving grace and possibly the only thing I'll ever buy from there.

The 2 stars are simply for the roasted veggies sandwich, the muffin and the slice of eggplant.

To be fair, we haven't tried anything from non-vegetarian menu except for the chicken sandwich.

- Disappointed patron
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Kedar Gadgil - Burrp User

Kedar Gadgil

May 29,2012
1.0

relaxed, quiet place with great food!

i have been visiting these sites quite often and realised that this one place seems to have got more than it's fair share of brickbats and maybe it is time to set the record straight. let me confess that i wrote this same review on another website, but let me also confess that i hold no brief for the owners of this joint and will be the first one to come and write a stinging review if i ever feel that way in the future

i am a regular on the food comparison websites since i love to find out beforehand what the experience and the food is likely to be. so, it was with some trepidation that i went to the flour works. i was in kalyani nagar and was in a mood for more than just a quick bite of fast food. here is what i found:

the food quality is excellent. breakfast is brilliant, and what's more, it is all-through the day! typically, i order things that you do not get at that price in this ambiance anywhere in the city. where would you get, apart from a star hotel's cafe, the ham-bacon-eggs-hash browns-toast-fresh juice-coffee? and for less than rs.400, it is perfect for me to go and pig out once a week or so.

the ambiance....yes, i think these people have got the location bang-on! a leafy lane, trees, shade, ample parking, quiet neighbourhood and large plate-glass windows to watch the world go by. and yes, i counted 4 tables on the ground floor...that is not impressive until you realise that there are 4 large plate-glass windows! i mean, how do these guys make any money at all? anyone else would have squeezed in another 4 tables.

and that kind of brings me to the issue of service (something a lot of 'reviewers' are ranting about)...at first, i thought it was slow too. but then, the next time, i did not notice it at all. then it hit me: i was in a hurry the last time and this time i went there to relax. that is the whole point!! this is definitely not your rush in-order-wolf down-pay-leave restaurant. it is a cafe...like the ones you find on the champs elysee in paris. you don't go there if you are in a hurry. you go there when you want to sit at a window quietly, sip a lazy coffee, read the newspaper, solve the crossword, chat with the chef and watch the world go by (and this seems to be going by so fast that you sit there and wonder what the hurry's all about!)

in fact, if you so prefer (and as a smoker, i definitely prefer that), you can stand outside in their porch, or even ask the staff to give you a chair there and you know what? they'll serve you coffee right there. so, and you really need to visualise this: lazy morning, gentle sun shining through about a million leaves overhead, a quiet lane in kalyani nagar, coffee served hot, newspaper in hand, and a cigarette by your side...and this is before you have your breakfast!

so, here's my verdict: this is not a fast food joint. in fact, that is the whole point the owners are trying to make. it is, if you may call it so, a LEISURELY food joint. good food served in no hurry. and no one to give you dirty looks as you order only your 2nd coffee in the last 2 hours, while you read the news or simply look out of the window sleepily

Five stars! and if the owners are reading this: i WILL come back here and i WILL reduce these 5 to 4 stars if i EVER see your staff hurrying :-)
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priyakdas9

April 25,2012
3.0

It's just ok and overly priced!

We went to The Flour Works for a Sunday brunch. The ambiance is good and so was the service. I didn't find anything remarkable about the food though. We ordered a 3 pepper salad which was just ordinary (I make better salads at home), a sandwich and 2 pastries (They were good)and the bill came up to Rs850. I've had better food in other cafes which are justly priced. Had the food been out of the world, I wouldn't have minded the bill amount.
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Husein Upletawala - Burrp User

Husein Upletawala

February 24,2012
4.0

The Flour Works - It Works!

Nestled in the quaint by-lanes of Pune's chic locality Kalyani Nagar, this 35-seater 'Patisserie-Boulangerie-Confiserie' {description as on their Facebook page} by chef & owner Meeta Makhecha is a glowing addition to the city's western styled delis serving a range of exotic teas & coffees, breakfast {eggs benedict, eggs florentine, waffles, pancakes, etc. served till noon}, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, desserts, chocolates {53% Dark Callebaut}, a HUGE variety of breads {sour dough, focaccia, multi-grain etc.} and ready-to-eat bakery goodies.

Ambiance:
It's the sort of place where life's just supposed to come to a stand-still. Heck, even the restaurant staff don't appreciate being rushed into. During the day-time, there's plenty of natural light coming in through the french windows giving the place an ethereal feel. In the evenings, there's just that right amount of lighting to give the place a warm, soothing vibe. Pore over a book or a newspaper all by yourself or get together with family and friends after hours and get some food and coffee to go with it and you're good. No, make that GREAT.

Food & Drinks:
The food and drinks menu is anything but regular; in fact efforts have been made to keep even regular coffees like the cappuccinos out of the menu. Sample this - Quiche Lorraine, Chocolate & Strawberry cake, Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, Caprese and Prosciutto sandwich, Sea-food salad, Cheese Danish, Hawaiin Kona, Nilai Tea, etc.

Even though I've not yet been able to sample food from their menu, on my numerous visits there I've tasted the Chocolate biscotti {almost gooey like a cookie with a generous amount of walnuts and chocolate chunks}, Chocolate and Strawberry cake {luscious ganache}, Cheese danish, New York cheesecake {made using Philadelphia cream cheese, perfect crumbly texture just as it should be as opposed to the pudding you get at most places}, Beef puff, Cheese Straws, Chocolate tart and Chocolate croissant {interestingly made with butter instead of margarine which gives it a buttery-salty-dark chocolaty taste, may not be suited to all palates}.

During my roughly 20 minute chat with the manager on my last visit, I was informed that they use a dough-sheeter for their puffs and croissants which enables perfectly rolled out layers and the difference is there for you to taste in the form of flaky crisp puff pastries. He also told me about the restaurant's plans to include more wholesome meals in the near future which would make it a serious dining option for a larger clique of diners.

But THE biggest take-away for me from that evening - perhaps even better than the desserts I gorged on - was a sneak-peak into their soon-to-be-launched desserts menu. No, unfortunately I didn't get to taste anything, just read what all they're going to serve and, suffice it would be to say, i'm already salivating with great anticipation. Without getting in to specifics, I seriously doubt if any of those internationally celebrated desserts are served anywhere in Pune. Wait and watch.

'The Flour Works' is a great dining option no matter what time of the day you choose to visit and how heavy / light you want your belly to be. Now only if they had wines and beers!.
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