Swedish Crown Bakery

Bakery | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

I can’t say it better than the Swedish Crown Bakery does: “Our philosophy is never cutting any corners and never doing things the quick and easy way; everything we make is made by the love of our hands and thoughtfulness from the mind.” Amen! That translates to true-butter flavor in every pastry that’s supposed to be buttery, genuine creaminess in the Bavarian cream, crisp nuts, fresh fruits, lighter-than-air meringues, and robust sourdough breads made from house-nurtured starter.

When Team Fexy (Jane, I, and Kenny Stocker) descended upon the place a few years back, it was early in the morning, so we missed sampling soup, paninis, Swedish meatballs, chicken in satay peanut sauce, BBQ meat loaf, and sandwiches of wild-caught salmon (all of which frequently appear on the mid-day menu).

But we did plow through a majestic pastry case. Best of all was the Swedish version of a German beehive, which is Bavarian cream sandwiched in a couple of wafers of honey-sweetened, almond-flecked puff pastry: so delicate, so rich, so perfect! We swooned over “Icelandic lava” meringues that are a weightless swirl of chocolate and vanilla, and we fought over the last crumbs of a “Spring in Sweden” sweet roll that is faintly laced with strawberry and rhubarb. Cardamom roll, crunchy skorpa toast (like zweiback), kringle, macaroons, coconut-glazed brownies, eclairs, Bismarcks, and caramel rolls: the temptations in this little place are near infinite.

Space, however, is at a premium. With seats for four at a single table in a tiny corner storefront, the Swedish Crown Bakery is barely a restaurant. Nearly all business is take-out.

What to Eat
Swedish Crown Bakery, Beehive
Swedish beehive: Bavarian cream sandwiched in wafers of honey-sweetened, almond-flecked puff pastry
Swedish Crown Bakery, Spring in Sweden
Spring in Sweden
"Spring in Sweden" is laced with rhubarb and strawberries.
Swedish Crown Bakery, Icelandic Lava
Icelandic Lava
Icelandic lava: a swirl of vanilla and chocolate meringue
Swedish Crown Bakery, Cardamom Roll
Cardamom Roll
Fragrant cardamom roll
Swedish Crown Bakery, Skorpa
Twice-baked toast, known as Skorpa
Swedish Crown Bakery, Kringle
Unusual kringle, enriched with cardamom butter
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday9am - 3:30pm
Thursday9am - 3:30pm
Friday9am - 3:30pm
Saturday8:30am - 3:30pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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