Nordic Bakery: Dark rye, cinnamon buns & Scandi styling

Today marks the first day of Cinnamon Bun Week, so what better way to celebrate than popping along to Nordic Bakery, home of the traditional bun?
The team behind Nordic Bakery dreamt of bringing Nordic dark rye bread and cinnamon buns to London and so, in 2007, they opened the first Nordic Bakery on Golden Square, Soho.
The signs on the window shout out to Golden Square and give you several good reasons to head into the bakery:
Nordic Bakery, Golden Square | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
The interior is artfully designed, with dark navy walls and iconically clean-lined Scandi furniture.
Nordic Bakery, Golden Square | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
I visited one lunchtime, and started with Gravlax on dark rye bread (~£4), simply served in Scandinavian style, on a minimalist tray of blond wood.
Rye bread @ Nordic Bakery | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
Nordic Bakery | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
The open sandwiches are thankfully not too filling, meaning I had room for dessert.  There was no decision to be made – obviously I would have a cinnamon bun (though the other cakes on offer looked pretty appetising too).
Nordic Bakery, Golden Square | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
Nordic Bakery, Golden Square | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
The cinnamon buns are fresh and kept toasty warm in a heated basket on the counter (~£2.50).  Fist-sized, sticky with sugar and baked golden, the buns are seriously dense and filling.
Cinnamon buns @ Nordic Bakery | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
I had mine with a latte (which was sadly rather watery), and was feeling pretty stuffed by the time I was done eating!
Cinnamon buns @ Nordic Bakery | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
Nordic Bakery is a chic, simple, speedy spot for a snack or lunch in Soho – pop in when in need of a Scandi fix.
Cinnamon Bun Week runs from Monday 29th September until Saturday 4th October.  Nordic Bakery will be serving up a different flavour of bun each day, until Saturday when the counters will be filled with all of the limited edition flavours.  Enjoy!
Nordic Bakery | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant blog
Nordic Bakery
14a Golden Square, Soho, W1F 9JG
Also in Marylebone:
48 Dorset Street, W1U 7NE
37b New Cavendish Street, W1G 8JR