Bageriet

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Covent Garden

Inviting Scandi bakery serving savoury snacks and sweet treats in Covent Garden.

There’s a bunfight brewing in London. Just a few weeks ago I was raving about the kannelbullar (cinnamon buns) at Fabrique in Haggerston. Now, just like Scandi crime novels, there’s already another thriller in town – the Swedish bakery (‘bageriet’) in Covent Garden is also a contender for producing the capital’s best buns.

Bageriet was opened by bakers Daniel Karlsson and Sven-Gunnar Appelgren at the beginning of May. And, judging by the succession of Swedes popping in for a coffee and a sweet treat during our lunchtime visit, it hasn’t taken long for word about this diminutive but stylish bakery and café to get around.

A counter along one wall is lined with Nordic baked goods – rounds of crispbread, plump cream buns and almond tarts. The pretty vanilla hearts saw rich custard encased in perfectly light and crumbly pastry liberally dusted with icing sugar.

The savouries were just as successful, although the range was far smaller. The smoked-salmon roll was enriched by a spoonful of shrimp and crabmeat in a creamy dill sauce, while an open meatball sandwich contained sweet slices of dill pickle and a well-balanced beetroot and apple salad.

And the cinnamon buns? Delightfully light, buttery and aromatic. We’ll be back for more.

Venue name: Bageriet
Contact:
Address: 24 Rose Street
London
WC2E 9EA
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square

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Nat P
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A prime example of how the Swedes do everything better, especially 'fika' (coffee-and-cake breaks). The baking here is consistently classy. Have put on several pounds on account of it since our offices moved nearby and they are all worth it. Everything looks to pretty to eat and has quirky Scandi names (like 'raspberry caves' – jam-filled shortbread so buttery it melts in the mouth). Always reliable are the giant brioche pretzels and the gorgeous princess cake – layers of marzipan, cream and jam. The place is tiny, only a handful of tables, but most people take away. They also do sandwiches, coffee and deep purple lingonberry soup, and the shelves are lined with all manner of crispbreads, jam and biscuits that make great presents. Feel another visit coming on...

Bonnie W

Bageriet never fails to impress, a cosy little independent cafe. Not so ideal for large groups, but it has genuine Swedish baked goods. Cannot wait to go back for an Easter semla, a true test of any Swedish pastry chef!


Mandy

I love Bageriet. I recently tried their semla, the Swedish cream bun - cardamon flavoured pastry bun filled with almond paste and cream and topped with icing sugar. Simply amazing!!!!!!!

Laura

Delicious. The chocolate filled brioche is amazing. Best cappuccino foam I've had in years. Very friendly too.

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