With its Williamsburg location‘s popularity, the Scandinavian Bakeri (pronounced ba{aaah}keri, the Norwegian way – and the respectful hipster way –  and not ba{yyyy}keri) opened a second location in Greenpoint, staying faithful to its Brooklyn roots.

bakeri greenpoint communal table

Communal table – www.bakeribrooklyn.com

The Greenpoint joint is located in quiet residential block, on Freeman Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. Bakeri Greenpoint was born out of a need for a larger baking space due to the increasing demand for their high-quality freshly baked goods. It has slightly fewer menu options than the original Williamsburg spot but is much more spread out, with high ceilings and more seating space, while keeping the same homey and warm feel. Owner Nina Brondmo decorates the spaces with hand-made crafts she picks up during her travels, fitting perfectly with the vintage-rustic vibe, the exposed brick walls and the gorgeous French designer’s wallpaper (again – you feel like you’re in the home section of Anthropologie). Everything feels intentional. And everything adds up to the warmth and coziness of the café. Order at counter and grab a seat at the large rustic communal table or at the breakfast bar overlooking the kitchen.

Try their skolebrød and their smoked whitefish salad sandwich!

skolebrød -www.bakeribrooklyn.com

skolebrød -www.bakeribrooklyn.com

10844164_910032905753389_1136797565_nBakeri has built a name for itself with its delicious freshly baked European-style bread. I’ve mentioned how their baguette is the closest I’ve had to the real thing from home, especially if you are lucky enough to get it warm straight out of the oven. But all their other breads are legit as well.
They also offer a large selection of in-house baked goods and sweet treats, salads, sandwiches and great desserts. I’ll usually have their Avocado Tartine or their Kasha  (both $8) for a healthy breakfast but I can realistically never resist their unique and creative pastries (around $4). Don’t miss the traditional Norsk classics like skolebrød, a Norwegian sweet roll with custard and grated coconut. My other favorites include the bread puddings (sweet and savory) – so decadent and moist  –   the quiches and savory tarts (again I feel like I’m back in France!), their soft-baked cookies (my fave is the rosemary-hazelnut), the raspberry-pistachio muffin, and even the classic cinnamon bun is not like anywhere else. Prices are not cheap but worth the freshness and quality of the ingredients, except for some rip-off items like the finger-sized Pain au Chocolat – you were so close to a “sans-faute” Bakeri!

Bonus: Bakeri offers a wide range of confections for those with dietary restrictions and allergies (gluten-free, vegan and more). They are also eco-friendly and make it a point to avoid food waste. That’s the Scandinavian influence right there!

Cash preferred

Bakeri Greenpoint is a great neighborhood joint for low key coffee date, friends to share baked treats with or to enjoy solo.

See the original full review under the Williamsburg location here.