Swedish Crown Bakery

Review by: Michael Stern

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.

Directions & Hours

9am - 3:30pm
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Beehive

DISH
Spring in Sweden

DISH
Icelandic Lava

DISH
Cardamom Roll

DISH
Skorpa

DISH
Kringle

DISH

Swedish Crown Bakery Recipes

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