Friday, December 6, 2013

Nordic Crown Bakery

I amongst a few other Dubai bloggers have been invited by Pinay Flying High to recommend a restaurant that makes us feel like home! There are no Swedish restaurants in Dubai, except for IKEA but I found this little gem in the Dubai Marina, Nordic Crown Bakery. NBC opened up almost a year ago in the Marina area, but I had not had a chance to pay them a visit until just recently. The cafe is located in Gulf National Building, by the Waterfront, Marina Walk (opposite of Choitrams). This is at the very "end" of the Marina towards Jebel Ali.
We took the stairs down to the wonderful Marina Walk and a small flag with "Lindvalls kaffe" pointed us in the right direction. The cafe has tables both inside and outside, but this lovely December day, we opted for a table outside. The selection of various cookies and cakes is impressive, all reminding me of home! A very sweet waiter greeted us and we decided to share a cinnamon bun and since it's the second of Advent tomorrow, I bought some saffron buns to take home for tomorrow's breakfast. What struck me was that it even smelled like the good old, Swedish cafes back home! They also served delicious shrimp sandwiches and meatball sandwiches. These type of sandwiches are almost a standard item on any Swedish cafe menu (at least a cafe with some form of dignity). It is a thin slice of bread, topped with either shrimps, egg and mayonnaise or sliced meatballs, cucumber and beet root salad. Needless to say, after you finish it, there is not much room left for cake... It is more like a proper lunch than "just" a sandwich!
Shrimp sandwich and meatball sandwich next to each other
The traditional meatball sandwich with beet root salad on top

Carrot cake

Strawberry cake

A "semla"

Princess cake


Even the interior reminded me of Sweden and Swedish cafes


So, if you are looking for a true, Swedish coffee- break experience, Nordic Crown Bakery is the place to go! Check out their Facebook page here or call them on + 971 4 453 11 23
 

8 comments:

  1. Hade aldrig hört talas om Nordic Crown Bakery, men det ser ju galet gott ut! Även om semlor i december känns lite fel, men ända!
    Kramar

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    1. Ja semlor i december ar lite markligt men anda blir man sa glad av att de finns sa det gor liksom inget! :) Men ibland ar det riktigt lyxigt att fa ata "svenskt" fikabrod! Kram!

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  2. Så mycket svenska bakverk...på riktigt!!

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    1. Ja, det ar som en drom, en sanndrom! Det var riktigt gott med en kopp Lindvalls och en bulle!

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  3. Mmmm...semlor! I could eat those things all year round. Though, I don't really get that prinsess tårta...

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    1. I love both semlor and prinsesstarta! Yum yum!!!!

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  4. Semlor! Då klarar du dej ett bra tag. minsann ;)

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    1. Jajamensan! Det kanns bra att veta nar semlesuget slar till efter jul! :)

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