Nordic bakery’s best seller cinnamon bun is really something to die for. The lightly crispy skin with a golden sugary shine , the fluffy soft swirls moistened by that sweet cinnamon syrup. A bite through all the layers made me fall in love in an instant! Think you’ve had the perfect cinnamon bun before? Take a challenge at the Nordic bakery.
Located at Golden Square, the media hub of Soho, Nordic bakery is always packed with busy meetings and rows of busy MacBooks. Getting a table is often hard though people are always willing to share. If all fails, feel free to take the lonely bench outside.
The key feature of a bakery? Rows and rows of mouthwatering cakes and pastries that make it impossible to pick. Nordic Bakery demonstrated this feature perfectly, though decision was relatively easy as I had to try the heavenly cinnamon bun. Fans here are almost unwilling to try anything else as every table had cinnamon buns. Apart from sweets, Nordic bakery features brilliant recipes for dark rye bread sandwiches and I was eager to try everything!
Salmon dark rye bread sandwich - £4.00
I believe dark rye bread is an acquired taste that not everyone likes. In this case, it tasted like a dried version of pumpernickle bread, which I’m personally not a fan. If you love these sort of breads, let me know how good it is!
The famous cinnamon bun was perhaps the reason that motivated the Nordic bakery to publish a cookbook. I quickly scanned the cinnamon bun recipe, which seemed surprisingly easy! Especially compared to my recent 4-hour attempt at Heston Blumenthal’s lemon tart recipe. Next time when someone publishes a book that says it’s for home, don’t believe them, especialy if it is Heston Blumenthal! Anyways, back on track, Nordic Bakery’s cookbook was full of mouthwatering recipes of cakes and pastries I’d definitely be willing to buy one and try some out. Here is a link if you want to have a go, recipe.
Cinnamon bun - £2.00
I normally like to eat my cinnamon bun by striping each layer in the direction of the swirl. However, I really had to bite through all the layers with this one. The outer layers were lightly crispy but not sugary at all. The sweet cinnamon syrup were in higher doses towards the inner layers with a much softer dough. Therefore, a bite through all the layers produced a balanced sugary taste with a light crisp. The fragrant cinnamon flavour not only stood out that intense sweetness, it also added a balance of spice that made the bun irresistible. Chucking out my original plan to only have a few bites in order to save some dinner space, I quickly finished most of the bun..
Beware, it was so sweet you’ll to order some coffee!
Cappuccino - £2.20
Nordic Bakery’s coffee wasn’t as good as its local neighbours, like Flat White or Foxcroft & Ginger. However, it was still better than Cafe Nero or Starbucks. Considering how sweet the cinnamon bun was, I’d grab any coffee available.
Overall, I love everything about the Nordic Bakery, especially it’s star cinnamon bun. I’d love to come back and try something different, but I know the cinnamon bun will probably sticky for a while.