There are a few spots in London where you can get a decent Nordic pastry, but we’re particularly keen on the buns they’re doing at this Swedish bakery. Tucked below Hoxton Overground station, on a little strip that’s also home to the newly-opened Beagle, this is the first branch of the artisan bakery chain, Fabrique, to open outside Stockholm.
Much of the white-tiled vault is taken up with the on-site bakery, which turns out excellent sourdough loaves baked in the stone ovens. Huge walnut bread boules and batons of rye are sold in whole or half loaves.
More of a bakery than a café, there’s are only a handful of small tables to sit at. But, it’s a relaxing place to enjoy a brew from Swedish coffee roasters Johan & Nyström, a filled baguette (pricey at around £6) and, of course, a cinnamon bun. Thank fika!