Sweet Thing: Bakeri.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's both a blessing and a curse to live within blocks of Bakeri. It's the kind of place you'd imagine might exist in the pages of a book, or in a romantic comedy, or in some lovely corner of an adorable Parisian neighborhood (this is coming from someone who's never been to Paris). Its excellent coffee, charming backyard, and cheerful staff (you can purchase the powder-blue jumpsuits they wear) make it one of my most beloved Brooklyn haunts. 


What's best, and also most dangerous: its glass cases are stocked daily with an abundance of alluring treats like this one, the curiously-named skolebrød (Norwegian for "school bread"). Pillow-soft, with a shower of sweet coconut and a velvety vanilla custard center, it is, dare I say, even better than a doughnut. And true to its name, it's also the perfect pastry to ring in September, a month I'll always associate with the buzz of going back to school. 


I'll take another, please.

Top two photos by Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

I may need this on my street as well...

the southern hostess said...

How have I not been there? It sounds just perfect.

Kathy said...

Yum yum! I will have to check this place out on my next trip to Brooklyn!

hannah margaret said...

If only Tennessee had such luxuries. Tres magnifique.

Nat said...

mmmmm i have such fall anticipation right now, nothing says fall like sitting outside a cafe with a hot latte.

Henry Chen said...

Wow .. that skolebrod looks so good! The name does not do it justice~ I wonder if anyone in SoCal makes this ...

erin said...

such a good spot. sounds like i'll have to head back for a taste of skolebrød

Ladies Holiday said...

that looks dangerously delicious!

Latrina said...

I adore little quaint shops like this! Ever since I moved to the city (Sacramento) I am constantly finding little gems like that. :) I can't help but feel special... to have found something so unique & being able to share that with others.

Eva M. Vázquez said...

Love this kind of places full of charme!!! And that norwegian sweet looks DELICIOUS!

Un beso :)

Eva

Nicole said...

I see what you mean by a blessing and a curse! I want to live near that place, but then I think it's best that I don't :) The Skolebrod looks fantastic!

Shoko said...

Natalie, we should go sometime soon!

Latrina, that's the best :)

Rachel @ Existation said...

Mmm, this was NOT a good post to read as I'm trying to figure out what to eat for dinner...=]

Shoko said...

Haha, Rachel! Sorry about that :)

trishie said...

Looks lovely. If that was in my neighbourhood it would be dangerous to my waistline.

Loulou said...

That sounds like a great place and the coconut pastry looks divine!

Loulou

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

you had me at "sweet coconut and velvety custard." Sold!

jiji said...

i had no idea this was in wburg!! must check it out! one of my fave bakeries is blue stove (in williamsburg off the graham stop). amazing chocolate brownies and chicken pot pies!

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