B. MERWAN & CO. (BAKERS & RESTAURANT) – IRANI CAFE ESTD. IN 1914.
One of the last few Irani Cafes in Mumbai, B. Merwan & Co. outside Grant Road railway station in South Mumbai, was started in 1914. It is well known for Pudding and Mawa Cakes. The menu at the cafe has been nearly same for last 99 years. The chairs in this cafe are from Czechoslovakia and the marble top tables are from Italy.
B. MERWAN & CO. was started by Boman Merwan Nasrabadi. The café cum bakery is open for people from 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM and is run today by Sarosh Irani & Bomi Irani. They are the third generation running this cafe and are trying their best to keep the same old tradition going.
At one point of time there used to be 400 Irani cafes in the whole of Mumbai, but today around 30-odd genuine Irani cafes are left.