Updated: Jul 10, 2018
"Hygge: A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being."
This description from the Oxford dictionary says it all, and this café in buzzing central London is the perfect representation. As I walked through the door, the smell of cinnamon goes to my nostrils and make me travel directly to beautiful Copenhagen.
I take a little ticket to wait for my turn and ask my friend for a recommendation. "Their bun is to die for!" she assures me, so I listen to her and to accompany my tea I let myself tempted by one. Still a tough decision, when I can see all the different types of pastries behind the counter calling my name to get picked. I tell myself, I go for the cinnamon bun now, but I promise to go back to try more next time!
The weather outside is terrible, we are in February after all, but inside we are nice and warm. It takes no more than 30 seconds to find a free and comfy armchair and here we are talking about our lives. The design interior looks stunning, think minimalist with this scandinavian feel and a cool mezzanine to make sure all the busy Londoners fit in the space.
"So how was that cinnamon bun?" I hear you ask. "Delicious", "Stunning", "Flavoursome".
It's like traveling to Denmark and to experience their pastries from one of its local shop.
Ole & Steen
56 Haymarket No 2, St. James’s Market London, SW1Y 4RP
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