A modern cafe sitting in the lap of a 400 year old haveli in Hazratganj, Cherry Tree is popular among people of age groups, for reasons distinctly unique – be it the parents, who head here for a cup of tea in the morning after dropping off their children to school, or the tourists, looking for a coffee break while exploring the architecture of Hazratganj and looking for deals on chikankari clothes. In fact, tour operators recommend Cherry Tree to their foreign guests, who are a regular for High Tea here.
Founded by a globe trotting foodie and his wife, a former pastry chef from the Taj group of hotels, Cherry Tree was born to bring you the best home-style baking and classic grandma recipes fresh out of the oven. But over the years, it’s become something Lucknow can easily call its own.
Opened in 2010, they were probably the first bakers to get cheesecake to Lucknow. Not only that, they introduced fondant sculpted cakes and tailor-made them to perfection. Remember the time they launched homemade gelatos? That’s among the list of firsts that Cherry Tree has to its credit.
AMBIENCE: A ++
Hygienic, scenic and environment-friendly, this place has Instagram worthy backdrops, that make spending time here easy on the eyes. They have planted 50 varieties of oxygen boosting plants to rejuvenate you and it makes for a splendid scenery while you have your coffee and cheesecake there. If you are there during the migration season, you will spot a variety of birds, courtesy the greenery around.
MORE THAN FOOD
Of course, we love the coffee and the pasta, and the cakes at Cherry Tree too. But what we love more now is their willingness to push the fold. This time by bringing a diverse curation of activities and workshops to Lucknow, especially for children. Recently, they conducted a Harry Potter themed activity and Zentangles, a mother-daughter colouring therapeutic class.
NEW THINGS ARE ON THE WAY…
Cherry Tree is also introducing a new breakfast menu, loaded with protein, especially for the gym freaks, health conscious and college students. Stay tuned for more.
WRITTEN BY NL FEATURES WRITER