Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Nordic Bakery- Tea and Cake London

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The Nordic Bakery


This little gem of a book was a birthday gift from BFF Tach last year. It's perfect for a day when you don't have much planned so rather than grabbing a tea or coffee on the go (which inevitably ends up being a Starbucks or Costa's) you can make going to a bakery/tea shop/tea room the actual day's excursion. There's all sorts here- everyday cafes, grand affairs, tea with a twist, vegan treats and more besides.

One of my favourites is Foxcroft and Ginger on Berwick Street- it does lovely Earl Grey and amazing sandwiches. Also High tea of Highgate (in Highgate obvs) which has cow shaped milk jugs. Amazing (see above). However for once D and I fancied somewhere a little less chintzy-mismatched crockery and doily-ish (Yes I know such a blogger faux pas), so the obvious answer was The Nordic Bakery- you can't get more Spartan than Scandinavian! The Bakery is down a little street near Marylebone High Street, no floral tea cups here, but heavenly hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls. I also quite liked that there was no background music- just the gentle hubbub of half a dozen conversations, and people expressing their disappointment that they'd missed out on the last cinnamon roll of the day.

36 comments:

  1. That looks like my sort of book, turning cake into a full blown excursion definitely suits me!
    Kaz x

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  2. What a gorgeous gift! I'd love that book! It's so very lovely! (Just like your blog!) :) X

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  3. The book looks so lovely! Such a lovely present. Oooo I do love a cinnamon roll :-)
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  4. oo superbe - i ll make a note of the place ;) always looking for nice new places to go! i suppose you ve been..but just in case, a very very nice place but also super busy is scooterscafe!

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  5. I was just talking last weekend about finding the more independent bakeries and cafes! I've never been to Foxcroft and Ginger, so I'll make it top of my list xx

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  6. Lovely photos, this looks like an amazing place (:

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  7. That book looks like my kind of thing! I love hunting out little independent cafes and bakeries. Cinnamon rolls are one of my absolute favourites.

    x

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  8. I definitely need to pick this book up!
    x

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  9. Awwwh this book looks adorable babe :D xx

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  15. Have been so tempted by this book so that I know where to hit up each time I visit London! :-)

    I must admit - even though I'm utterly devoted to vintage teacups and linens, occasionally I do fancy straight up contemporary when it comes to coffee/eating out! Anywhere that makes cinnamon rolls good enough to be a topic of conversation sounds like a winner to me!

    Jem xXx

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  17. Delightful! My kind of places :D Lovely pics xxx

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  18. What a sweet book! I love a cup of Earl Grey! Oh and cinnamon rolls never go a miss xx

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  19. There are just SO many places for tea and cake in London it's silly, so the idea of a guide is pretty awesome. I want to get my hands on a copy too!

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  20. That looks like an amazing book. The photographs are awesome. X

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  21. adorable photos! I am really hoping to throw a tea party for someone!

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  22. Holy moly! That looks & sounds like such a charming bakery. How badly I would love to come with you :-). The only cute & delicious bakery & tea house they had in our town sadly closed :-(. Perhaps I need to move to the UK to get my fix.

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  23. These photos are lovely, that bakery looks so inviting! xx

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  24. Sounds and looks like a fabulous book :) if I only I lived a little closer to London! Though there are plenty of gorgeous, chintzy tearooms around here too. The Nordic Bakery looks fab too, in an entirely different way! Can't beat a good hot chocolate xx

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  29. Ah this looks really nice, I prefer quiet coffee shops over manic ones!

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  30. I have this book! It's really good :) would recommend Mo'Cafe! xx

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