Restaurants , Swedish Hoxton
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Fancy a fika? The coffee break - fika - is a Swedish institution. No visit to Stockholm is complete without a languorous brew in one of the city’s coffee houses. This is best accompanied by a sweet treat such as a cinnamon bun. Studded with sugar crystals and laced with ground cinnamon, crushed cardamom and plenty of butter, these knotted pastries are the kind of thing you’re still thinking about long after you’ve forgotten what the ‘Dragon Tattoo’ landmarks look like.

There are a few spots in London where you can get a decent Nordic pastry, but we’re particularly keen on the buns they’re doing at this Swedish bakery. Tucked below Hoxton Overground station, on a little strip that’s also home to the newly-opened Beagle, this is the first branch of the artisan bakery chain, Fabrique, to open outside Stockholm.

Much of the white-tiled vault is taken up with the on-site bakery, which turns out excellent sourdough loaves baked in the stone ovens. Huge walnut bread boules and batons of rye are sold in whole or half loaves.

More of a bakery than a café, there’s are only a handful of small tables to sit at. But, it’s a relaxing place to enjoy a brew from Swedish coffee roasters Johan & Nyström, a filled baguette (pricey at around £6) and, of course, a cinnamon bun. Thank fika!

Venue name: Fabrique
Address: 385 Geffrye Street
E2 8HZ
Opening hours: Open 8am-6pm Tues-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat-Sun.
Transport: Hoxton rail/Overground
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Rellie Loves

Not a patch on the Stockholm branches that I have been to (in terms of style and décor), but not a bad addition to the chain! It has a minimal, industrial feel which is typical of some cafés across Sweden and is reflective of its Hoxton postcode. If you’re over the generic cinnamon bun, be adventurous and try the delicately made cardamom version – both sweet and aromatic. Thirsty? I’d recommend a latte made with oat milk! It’s dreamy. You’ll also find fresh artisanal sourdough bread, baguettes and baked goods on site. The smell alone should draw you in...


Staff Writer

Fabrique Bakery' latest branch opened in the Seven Dials on 8 Earlham Street. The bakery offers a wide range of bread but above all their famous and tasty signature cinnamon buns!! They are large, golden, fluffy and super tasty! Ideal stop on your way to Covent Garden to take a away your sweet treat or just walk in and sit in an industrial decor style and order a warm coffee from their coffee menu, relax and enjoy!

Cheeky Bellini

A welcome addition to London bakery scene. The signature cinnamon buns and cardamons buns are now available in London. Situated in one of the railway arches in East London, it has retained the industrial chic style for this Swedish chain. Everything is baked on site. On Sunday afternoon, it is a perfect stop after visit to Columbia Road Markets.

Sarah (kukkiiandkoppee)

A feast for the eyes but for me, it was just the eyes. The cinnamon bun was a disappointment; hard and chewy as opposed to the soft, fluffy stuff I was dreaming of before I got here. The coffee wasn't all that either.