Nordic Bakery

I love it when people introduce me to their favourite food places, it is the best kind of recommendation. At my new job, one of the girls and I discovered a similar fondness for cake and pastries – passing the time discussing what kind of delicious concoction we are going to have next. H had been telling me about a Nordic Bakery she had gone to, which had amazing cinnamon buns. Needless to say, I was hooked instantly – imagining large, blond men standing around needing dough on a snow covered hillside (okay my imagination got away from me a little). Located at 14 Golden Square W1F 9JF, Soho, it is actually an uber-cool, modern little place – with dark wood, bench style seating.


As the sign says, they specialise in dark rye bread open sandwiches and sweet sweet cinnamon buns, they have some other little biscuity cake things too. I looked it up and apparently the rye crispbread or reissumies, are baked in Finland, frozen and flown over. How’s that for authenticity? (Obviously a hefty carbon footprint, but we’ll ignore that) Featuring traditional Scandinavian and Finnish ingredients such as egg and anchovy, smoked salmon and gravadlax – it made me feel like I was holidaying in Europe for the day.




As I am not a huge fan of pickles and anchovies, we decided to skip straight for a coffee and a bun – despite my protestations about having not having something ‘proper’ for lunch. We chose one of the aforementioned sweet sweet cinnamon buns and salivated over its golden stickiness. I love the way everything comes on a little tray, it’s like being on an airplane with really tasty food.


The bun was so delicious, cinnamony and sticky, it tasted incredible – very decadent. The syrup was soft and gooey inside and caramalised on the bottom, unlike any cinnamon bun I had every tasted. The clever Nordic people also keep the basket of buns covered and with a heat plate underneath to maintain the moist, warm goodness.


Please excuse the blurryness of this last photo, clearly my camera was too overcome with cake envy to focus properly – it’s the mechanical equivalent of drooling. Anyway, that is the Nordic Bakery in Soho, definitely worth a visit.

The verdict: It will set you back about £2 for the bun and £1 “something” for the coffee. Quite reasonable for the area. I will be back!


2 Responses to “Nordic Bakery”

  1. 1 travelingwilbury
    March 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Hello there! I just discovered your blog and I am pleased as punch that you liked the Bakery ’cause I used to work there. I have just published a recipe for the Tosca cake(another version,not the one they actually use) in case you want to try your hand at it.



  2. 2 eatersregret
    March 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for your comment Gabriela, the Nordic Bakery is a great place. Your blog looks very impressive and delicious, but am afraid baking of that calibre is usually beyond me 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: