So you’re in Leicester Square. It’s madness. All you need is a cuppa tea and a cake.
Where do you go?
Just a short walk away, and hidden in a quiet side street just off Covent Garden is Bageriet – a tiny little Swedish bakery serving traditional Swedish cakes, pastries, and their famous cinnamon buns.
Everything is freshly baked on site by two Swedish bakers in their tiny kitchen. Everything is SO freshly baked in fact, that cakes are brought out warm and sold from there oven trays.
The smell of cinnamon wafting down the street is incredible and it’s a challenge to walk past without stopping and drooling at the window display and wishing you could eat every single thing there.
Obviously, the bakery is there all year round, but there isn’t a better time to visit than when they have their Semla buns in store. Traditional Swedish buns baked ONLY from January until Easter!
Beautifully fat cardamom buns filled with almond paste and bursting with whipped cream…
EASILY serves two people or one greedy one!
Oh, and make sure you ask for it to be served the traditional way with hot cinnamon milk on the side for pouring on top. The bun soaks it all up and you’re left with one big fat soggy pudding. SO GOOD.
If that’s not your thing, they do a load of other Swedish goodies too including their traditional cinnamon rolls (Kanelbullar), sugary, soft pretzels and their signature ‘Princess’ cakes (google them they’re so pretty!) As well as selling their homemade lingonberry jam, teas, and coffees.
This is definitely one of London’s best hidden gems and not very many people know it’s there! Keep it on the low – More baked goods for us.
Address: 24 Rose St, London WC2E 9EA
Telephone: 0207 240 0000
Nearest Station: Leicester Square