This iconic artisanal bakery can surely take care of your sugary needs. It was founded by Clause Meyer, who, among his other great achievements, opened Noma together with chef René Redzepi. The culinary superstar is often credited as the founder of new Nordic cuisine. Today he is the co-owner of the Michelin starred restaurant Studio, a vinegar brewery, a cooking school and many other establishments.
If you, like us, didn’t get a chance to score a table at Noma, here’s another chance to get close to a taste of Noma. Well, not really, but you can definitely say you did.
The pastries available in the bakery are rotated and often includes poppy-seed danish (Tebirkes), raspberry tarts (Hindbærsnitter) and whole grain rye bread (Rugbrød).
Don’t be intimidated by the long queue winding from the bakery to the street outside. It advances quickly and on the upside you’ll have some time to ponder what kinds of carbs do you feel like shoving into your face.
It would be a crime to skip one of Meyer Bageri’s signature pastries – Cinnamon Swirl (Kanelsnurre). Their addictive cinnamon bun is made from organic flour and filled with a mixture of butter, sugar, and cinnamon. They say their secret is letting the dough rise for a “looooooong time”. As a cinnamon lover, who often finds herself disappointed by cinnamon rolls, I can attest this one is great. It’s probably the best cinnamon roll I’ve had.
The Chocolate Bun (Økologiske kanelsnegle) was gooey and soft, filled with lots of chocolate as well as some marzipan and salt (brilliant!). Certainly worth the calories.
The bakery on Jægersborggade doesn’t have any tables and so we packed our sweets and crossed the road to The Coffee Collective to find cover from the rain and enjoy a cup of coffee with our pastries. Don’t feel embarrassed as almost all the tables inside were occupied by people enjoying their coffee alongside goods from Meyers Bageri.
If the sun is shining you can grab those pastries and head off to Assistens cemetery which is close by. It’s full of well kept gardens, and paths you can stroll around until you find a bench to sit down and eat at. Peaceful, quiet, serene and not gloomy at all. It’s truly one the most beautiful cemeteries/parks I’ve ever been to and a must visit if you are in the area.
If you’re in town and looking for the perfect morning pastry – this is your go-to bakery. There are many spots in town so look for the one that is closer by. If Meyers Bageri ever opens a branch in my home town (hey, they opened one in Brooklyn, a girl can dream), I’d be a regular. Try to get in early though since some of the pastries run out fast
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