Nordic Bakery

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Nordic Bakery
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This cool café is a fantastic pitstop for Scandi-style sandwiches and sweet treats.

A branch of the Soho original.

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Venue name: Nordic Bakery
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Address: 48 Dorset Street
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W1U 7NE
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tastemaker

In honour of Cinnamon Bun Week, I thought I’d write another review on Nordic Bakery for their limited edition cinnamon buns. I didn’t  try them all because certain flavours didn’t tickle my fancy and I have to say, the Original Cinnamon Bun is still the best!


It was only the 8th of October and I'd already been to Nordic Bakery three times. The first was two Sunday's ago to grab an afternoon snack with a friend, as we were in the area and she’d never tried one from here before. We came at the right time because a fresh batch of cinnamon buns had just been put on display, so we got ours fresh and warm. They are normally always warm though, no matter what time of the day you get one because they bake them throughout the day.


The first time I tried Nordic Bakery’s Original Cinnamon Bun, I fell in love! I liked how generous each bun was in terms of size and the amount of cinnamon used. They aren’t overly sweet, despite having a cinnamon sugar coating in every fold. I adore how the exterior is hard and crisp while the interior remains soft and fluffy – the perfect combination of textures for this pastry. One year later and they still impress!


On the Wednesday, I came with another friend to have dessert after we had lunch in the neighbourhood. The limited edition for this day was the Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Bun. My friend had this while I ordered an original because I’m not the biggest fan of caramel in pastries. I did have a try though and was surprised to find that it wasn’t overly sweet either and the pecans gave it a nice crunch.


Over the weekend, they had all their limited editions available across the various branches. Another friend of mine wanted to meet for breakfast, so we came here to give another version a try. We arrived around 9AM but they only had the originals ready and on display. Upon asking, we found out that they were in the process of baking the Apple Jam Cinnamon Bun, so I chose to wait to give it a try. After patiently waiting for 30 minutes, I was finally able to enjoy a fresh and warm one! Once again, it was not overly sweet despite having the apple jam on top. I liked that it was just about a tablespoon of it dolloped on top rather than the dough being changed to fit the flavour. This allowed me to enjoy the original taste of the cinnamon bun with a hint of an additional flavour. The apple jam was actually slightly tart, which was nice because it helped to balance the sweetness of the pastry overall. However, the apple jam did make the interior slightly soggy, which wasn’t the nicest texture but the taste was still delicious!


Even with such interesting limited edition flavours, I still believe that the original is the best version. You can see why I’ve come back three times in a week! It’s a shame they don’t have a loyalty card though because I think I’d definitely fill that up quickly. Still the best cinnamon buns I’ve tried in London!

Tastemaker

It’s no secret. The Swedish know how to do pastries. And savoury snacks. And lunch. And coffee. So if you find yourself seeking a Nordic-inspired refuel, this place should be top of your list.


Tucked in a quiet side road, is refuge from the mayhem of Baker Street – whether you’re after a caffeine hit, breakfast, brunch or just a bit of peace and quiet. This place acts as a great setting to catch up with a friend, make your colleagues jealous with a morning coffee or somewhere to work if you fancy a second office.


It’s pretty cosy inside, so it’s better suited for those that don’t mind intimate spaces – although they do offer downstairs seating too. The service is always friendly, the cinnamon rolls are spot-on and if you’ve never tried a Swedish style sandwich (with various fillings on rye bread) then it’s time to switch up your Pret. Scandi-lunches are the way forward. 


This is where I go to hide from work with a coffee and a karelia pie or a cinnamon bun. It's like a big warm rug or hug or something like that.

Tastemaker

A cool, calm cafe just off Baker Street with a nice vibe, small tables of 2 to 4 and a massive selection of pastries and rye bread sandwiches. We just popped in for a filter coffee and latte, both of which were good and reasonably priced. Service was quick and friendly even on a Saturday. I can't wait to come back to try their famous cinnamon roll!