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“nothing to go home about...”
Review of Bake House

Bake House
Ranked #25 of 150 Restaurants in Kandy
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“nothing to go home about...”
Reviewed November 8, 2011

this place was recommended in the lonely planet. and it made us wonder why! there was nothing extraordinary about the place - neither quaint, traditional and local nor modern and up-beat. it seemed like a dull, run-down place - needing some upkeep. plus the dim lighting inside was not warm / pretty but rather shady - didnt feel too comfortable...

the baked stuff was decent - the carrot muffin + plain muffin were nice. but nothing to go ecstatic about - but yeah one of the best baked things we had at srilanka.

overall we were disappointed, and were left wondering if we could have used up calories more constructively elsewhere!

  • Visited October 2011
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Carnarvon, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good food horrid Taxi drivers/Touts”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Food was great, pub upstairs, service so so. Daughtes loved the cakes

Visited October 2011
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London,
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“terrible service (see review for lots more!) and ok-ish food”
Reviewed September 29, 2011

We were looking for some nice food and a drink around 8pm in Kandy. We tried a few places and settled for the bake house, as it looks ok from the outside.
It took a while to get served and we ordered standard local dishes (rice and curry, fried rice), which were priced 300-500 rupees.
The service was the main thing which ruined the evening. We felt harrassed to leave many times from the waiters and staff. We waited ages for our meals and they only brought out one bottle of soft drink at a time, so we had to share. The waiters kept on standing over our table as we were eating and I had to encourage them to move away as it felt weird they were staring as we ate! As I was tucking into my dinner, the waiter brought out the ice cream I order and then went off. I didn't want to ask them to take it back as they didn't seem too friendly.
To top off the evening, as soon as they brought out the bill, they started stacking up the chairs to close and then turned off all the lights! All the staff disappeared and we had to ask to be let out. I've never been treated like that in a restaurant and can't see a single reason to recommend this place.

  • Visited August 2011
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best desserts in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Here you can have the best desserts in Sri Lanka. Try the chocolate roll (we're from Belgium, so we can recognise a good chocolate roll), carrot or almond cake. They have very good fresh juices (although very sugared). And their iced tea is the very best!

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“yummy cosy bakery...”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

We stopped here for lunch during our visit to Kandy. I read about this place online and decided to give it a try. The smell of the buns and pastries were really intoxicating so its hard to say no to this place. We had their pizza slices and sandwiches here and left satisfied. Good portions and made fresh. We also had tea and it really lovely after walking around for better half of the day. There is a constant stream of customers so I can imagine how popular this place is with locals and tourists.

A great choice for a quick lunch in Kandy!

  • Visited May 2011
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