A worker carrying Mawa cake at B. Merwan and Co.

A worker at B. Merwan and Co. in Mumbai carrying a tray full of Mawa cake
A worker carrying Mawa cake at B. Merwan and Co. | Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

B. Merwan and Co. is a century old bakery and Iranian cafe in Grant Road, Mumbai, India. Their speciality is the Mawa cake pictured here. Mawa cakes are buttery tea cakes that are infused with cardamom.

76 Replies to “A worker carrying Mawa cake at B. Merwan and Co.”

  1. Mein erster Gedanke war: Hoffentlich hält der Bäcker das Blech in der Balance, ohne das einer dieser appetitlichen Kuchen herunterfällt!
    Ein wunderbares Foto “aus dem richtigen Leben”, authentisch, ungekünstelt und real.
    Ich mag sowas.
    LG von Rosie

  2. Those cakes certainly look delicious. I want one :) Another great shot, Joshi. I like how you managed to capture the worker looking upwards to the side…must be on the lookout for the next batch of cakes ;)

  3. I’m so loving browsing all your lovely photos of everyday things that have passed and reading the stories that accompany them. Thank you for taking the time to share the images and the beautiful stories behind them all. It really IS like we are there with you. It reminds me of Tolkien’s quote “I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love”.

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