Scandinavian Kitchen

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Whether homesick Scandinavian, or hungry Brit, you get a warm welcome from the smiley staff at SK. They cope well even during busy periods, when seats (at tables at the back, plus a few stools and a sofa at the front) are at a premium, and are a dab hand at doling out decent coffees (made with Monmouth beans) and Swedish cinnamon buns.

At lunch, there are mix-and-match combos of salads (beetroot and apple, carrot and courgette, sweet potato with rye grain – all good), open sandwiches (such as smoked salmon) and wraps (smoked ham and Scandinavian cheese), plus a soup of the day (always vegetarian) or a hot dog with crispy onions. Cakes are baked every day: kladdkaka (Swedish sticky chocolate cake, served with whipped cream) and apple cake are excellent choices; there’s a good range of teas, such as elderflower and ginger, too.

Further temptation comes in the form of Scandinavian groceries, from crispbreads to herring and liquorice, dotted about the red- and black-accented premises (with even more available online).


Venue name: Scandinavian Kitchen
Address: 61 Great Titchfield Street
Opening hours: Open 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; 10am-4pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Main courses £5.95-£9.95
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4.9 / 5

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Alexandra L

Tucked away down the back streets of Fitzrovia behind the brightest, glossiest & most beautiful cherry red doors, there is a tiny but perfectly formed piece of Scandinavia...stepping inside you are transported to another world and for a moment, you get an idea of how Peter, Susan and the other tykes felt as they stepped through that wardrobe into Narnia.

Cheery and glowing with health, staff seem genuinely delighted to see you and offer clear explanations of all the wonderfully vibrant savoury dishes and dreamily pastel sweet treats on offer. It's not huge and a loyal local following means spare chairs might sometimes require a couple of minutes wait but it's totally worth it. If you're a Bake Off devotee like I am, you won't want to miss the Swedish Princess Cake which is every bit as decadent as the frothiest of your childhood daydreams imagine a cake named 'princess' to be; light and fluffy and pistachio hued, it's simply spectacular when enjoyed with a steaming cup of tea.

One of the things I love most about this big old town is the fact that around every corner is something new and unexpected and wonderful and the Scandinavian Kitchen is the picture perfect example of this...put it on your list and thank me later.


Being part of the IKEA generation Swedish food never fails attraction. Once you enter you are overwhelmed by all the choices. It's a small café, but it's full of delicious food. My favourite is the 'kanelbulle' (cinnamon roll).

If you ever plan a Scandinavian themed party - the Scandinavian kitchen the place to buy authentic food.

Tamara B

My Swedish friend swears by this place as a taste of home. The shelves are lined with Swedish products. The salads are fresh and healthy and there are lots of little delightful pieces of rye bread topped with deliciousness to go with the salads. There are also the staple meatballs with gravy and lingonberries if so desired. All the staff are Scandinavian. It's a fun little café right in the centre of London.

Kizzy Proctor

I love the open sandwiches here and the salads. And the coffee is really good and they are friendly. Recommended.


Went last week with my friend for a very tasty coffee. We didn't have lunch but it all looked fresh and well presented. Staff was friendly and chatty and atmosphere lovely.

Helle Kaiser-Nielsen

This is by far the friendliest place in town. You *can* actually get a free hug with your (Monmouth) coffee as well as anything a Scandi or Scandi-wannabe could wish for: Cocio chocolate milk, Faxe Kondi sodapop, smørrebrød/smørgås, hotdogs with proper red sausages and crispy onion, pastry (the tebirkes are devine!!) and don't get me started on the cakes... Kladdkake, princess cake and the best carrot cake I've ever tried, just to mention a few. They share their recipes (but it's far nicer to go to the Scandi Kitchen and have it served to you - and less mess in your own kitchen). And you can get your Scandi shopping done while you're there too (including on Estrella dill crips, Spunk liquorice, rye bread flour mix and Marabou chocolate) - so we do that, as often as we can!

Henriette Coles

I am a homesick Danish female so when I heard of this place I couldn't believe my luck . The atmosphere is amazing , cosy as we Danes call it , you can enjoy the most fabulous food as well as stock up on your most missed home goodies from the shop at the back . Love it - can only recommend it to all Scandinavians as well as any other people in London


An absolute treasure trove for Scandinavians in particular as they have a grocery part where you'll find all your nostalgia and tasty weird things within a few square feet. Service is really pleasant as well.

Local resident

A classic friendly neighbourhood cafe or perhaps extension the offices of many who work in the area. "Meet me at the Scandi in half an hour" is one of those things I like to hear. Lunch smorgasbord is extremely pleasant and the coffee is very decent. However, the key is the excellent service and enthusiasm which extends to (unofficially) fixing mobile phones, recommending electrical appliance stores nearby and just being a friend when one is needed. It's an extremely good place to meet people you know and sometimes you don't.


A fabulous place that is full of life and not pretentious. The guys an gals are wonderful and pleasant and always helpful and quite honest in helping make me make a selection from the super cakes that are on offer. The cinnamon buns are great but always go quite early but you can ring ahead and get them to hold one for you. There is an array of scandinavian goodies that on sale which is always nice to pick and try something a little different, salmiakki (salty liquorice) anyone? And the coffee, up there with the best London has to offer! A great place and thoroughly recommended, try it! I'm just glad I work down the road ;)