Nordic Bakery – A taste of Scandinavia

London is packed with small coffee shops and restaurants showcasing food from all continents. As a cosmopolitan and multicultural capital, the city cater for every taste from French to Italian or Vietnamese. So if you are looking for Scandinavian food, you are bound to find one within the square mile! A couple of days ago, I went to a cool café called Nordic Bakery. The first shop opened 10 years ago, so this is not a new brand but a well established coffee shop with three other branches in Central London. Here is my review.

Tucked in the corner of the trendy yet quiet street off Chiltern Street, Nordic Bakery offers a quiet place to sip your coffee just a short walking distance from the busy Baker Street tube station. The cafe is also very close to the trendy and posh Marylebone High Street.

img_3460.jpgStep inside and you will be welcomed by a very Nordic decor (yes, the clue is in the name) with lots of wood, dark colours and bare walls. The only thing you can see on the walls are the posters in the above photo. The bare walls makes the bakery a relaxing environment. The cafe/bakery is small but busy with locals and tourists of all age. Even though it is busy, it is intimate enough so people can have a meeting or a quiet conversation with friends. Keep on reading!

Weekend in Copenhagen


Scandinavia was never in my bucket list, I kind of ended up there by chance. Having some leave to take before it expired, I went on the look out for a cheap flight. At the time Copenhagen was quite cheap since the return ticket from London was £59 per person with Norwegian. I debated whether to fly Norwegian for the first time or fly British Airways using my Avios. I did the latter. Once the tickets were bought and hotel booked, I was off to Denmark! Keep reading!

Fall in love with Malmö


Malmö is not always the first city people think about when they hear or plan to visit Scandinavia. Like me, most people decide to go to Malmö towards the end their Copenhagen trip. I didn’t know what to expect since I did little research about the city. I was surprised to see that the third largest city in Sweden and the 5th biggest city in Scandinavia has actually much more to offer than just a few hours.

I found Malmö to be a very pretty city. So here’s why I fell in love with the city and why I believe you will too. Keep on reading!