I’d heard about the famous princess cake and cinnamon rolls to be had at Bageriet for ages, and on Saturday my urge for baked goods saw me heading to the bakery after watching Cinderella at the London Coliseum (note: it only took us 5 minutes max to get to Bageriet from the Coliseum, so it’s a great place to head after a matinee performance, or if you’ve been to the either of the National Galleries).
Bageriet is a Swedish bakery that specialises in the most delectable Nordic fika that I’ve ever had the pleasure to taste. Mum and I were lucky enough to nab the table outside, and I ordered a selection of goods to eat in, as well as to take home for breakfast the next day (although, I have to admit, the cinnamon roll and vanilla Danish never made it to Sunday, but were instead eaten as a post-party snack late Saturday night!). At the bakery, we tucked into an almond tart and slice of princess cake (something I’ve never worked up the courage to bake myself – who remembers the Great British Bake Off episode that involved this recipe?! – but have always longed to try.). The princess cake exceeded all my expectations: lashings of whipped cream, layered on top of sponge and jam and covered in marzipan was just as good as it sounds! The almond tart was the best I’ve ever tasted (and believe me when I say I’ve sampled a fair few), and we washed everything down with a delicious pear soda.
It was hard for me not to go a little mad and just buy everything. I definitely want to go back soon just so I can try one of those jam filled buns. The bread and jam looked amazing as well. Honestly, it’s a good job I’m not in Covent Garden very often, otherwise I’m not sure I’d ever be out of Bageriet!
I’ve always wanted to travel around Scandinavia: part of my father’s family were originally from Norway, and I’ve long wanted to ‘explore my roots.’ Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo are at the top of my list for cities I’d like to visit, but for now I’ll just have to stick to tracking down all the Scandinavian delights London has to offer. Certainly, if I can’t eat a cinnamon roll on the streets of Stockholm, then enjoying one in the tranquil environment of Covent Garden’s Rose Street is definitely the next best thing!
24 Rose Street, London WC2E 9EA
Tel: 020 7240 0000
Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 7pm
The princess cake!
Have you been to Bageriet before? Can you recommend any other Scandi cafes or restaurants in London?