Scandinavian Kitchen

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© Klas Strom / 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
Contact:
Address: 61 Great Titchfield Street
London
W1W 7PP
Opening hours: Open 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; 10am-4pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Main courses £5.95-£9.95

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Kizzy Proctor

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

Sharon

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

Scandinavian

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.

David

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 ;)