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Nordic Bakery, Soho

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Since my uni days in Sweden, I’ve often craved hot doughy cinnamon buns or Kanelbullar, the swirled pastries that lined the counters of quaint cafés in Lund and were a favourite for afternoon fika. Rollers cafe in the Manchester Arndale centre do a pretty decent version, seeped in an especially good cinnamon cream Cheese which made me particularly greedy when they offered out their frequent free samples, and often served as an indulgent post lecture snack. Now quite beyond my reach, it was with delight I discovered Nordic Bakery in Soho, decked out all scandi smart with that enticing scent of spice unique to Scandinavian baking.

So, at the sight of the long queue ordering cinnamon rolls in unison, I got one to take out so I could enjoy it in the morning, warmed it in the oven so the syrup oozes out. Dense and more filling that I’d expected it was the perfect Winter breakfast. They had an impressive selection of specialist scandi bakes, including Finnish Karelian pies made with cream and rice, which I’ve not seen anywhere in London. I still savour the memory of the traditional one I had in Helsinki with Lina of The New New Yorkers blog, and must try one here to compare.

Unfortunately it was as expensive as Sweden too; their smoked salmon on rye was £4.40 which is a lot for what is essentially half a sandwich and a minute one at that, even in Soho. But the cosy yet studious atmosphere has truly replicated that of my favourite coffee shops in Sweden, and for this I will be back.

The only other coffee shop I’ve come across with proper Nordic authenticity is Takk in Manchester, read about it here .

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