Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sweet tooth London: Bakeries part 1

The weather is getting chillier, the leaves are turning yellow/brown and with Halloween around the corner you definitely know (and feel) it's autumn. Along with cosy sweaters and a nice cup of tea, nothing it's better than a freshly new baked pastry or a piece of cake...and what springs to my mind are cinnamon buns. So, after I read a lot of good reviews I headed to the Nordic Bakery in Soho. They have 3 branches around London with an assortment of Scandinavian pastries and preserves.

It was a Sunday afternoon, and the place was almost full - I was lucky to get the last table!
I ordered one peppermint tea and a cinnamon bun from the newly brought basket from the kitchen - my timing was perfect. Although I try to avoid eating gluten I went for it - and it was massive! One bun could do for two people, or you should go there when you are really hungry! It was delicious but I couldn't finish it!
For those with less of a sweet tooth, they  have 'sandwiches' with brie and Lingonberry (it's a delicious berry from Sweden) - if you don't know what it is you should look it up. They also have karelian pie – a Finnish rye pasty encasing a savoury rice and egg filling.

Well, I would say that it isn't exactly a cheap place - £4.50 for the tea and cinnamon bun only - it's worth to go for a occasional treat and if you like Scandinavian culture like myself, it comes with a plus then.

I've put together this very amateur video of the photos I took it there...maybe that would perk your appetites.