Where to find Stockholm's best cinnamon buns
Updated 7 Oct 2020
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Who doesn't love the fragrant smell of freshly-baked cinnamon buns? Sweden's favourite pastry is widely available in Stockholm but the quality can vary. Fortunately, there are plenty of bakeries who know how to make these sweet coiled delicacies exactly right. Follow our guide to the bakeries, konditoris and cafés in Stockholm that are pros at baking delicious cinnamon buns, as well as their slightly more sophisticated sister pastry, the cardamom bun.
TössebagerietKarlavägen 77, Östermalm
Stockholm's best cinnamon bun 2020
A real classic konditori which has gained a great deal of attention in recent years for their innovative semla wrap. They also have plenty of delicious cinnamon buns, baked from the finest ingredients - so good, in fact, that they won first place in Thatsup's annual cinnamon bun test 2020.
Skeppsbro BageriTullhus 1, Old Town
Best in test 2019
In the middle of Skeppsbron you'll find the winner of Thatsup's 2019 ultimate cinnamon bun taste test. 34 buns were judged on their appearance and flavour before Skeppsbro Bageri's bun, which is 100 per cent organic, was chosen as the winner.
ValhallabagerietValhallavägen 174, Östermalm
This little bakery on Valhallavägen is famous for their delicious sourdough bread as well as their popular cinnamon and cardamom buns. A must for bun fans.
K-märktKarlavägen 100, Östermalm
2018's winning bun
Star pastry chef Daniel Roo's bakery took home the winning spot in the 2018 Thatsup cinnamon bun taste test. "Moist", "buttery" and "beautiful" were some of the comments from the jury who voted for the attractively presented favourite.
Lillebrors BageriRörstrandsgatan 12, Vasastan
The queue into the rustic artisan bakery Lillebrors Bageri on Rörstrandsgatan stretches around the block. This little hole-in-the-wall spot bakes cinnamon buns all day long and sells them fresh over the counter.
Brunkebergs Bageri & Brunkebergs Bageri & Bistro2 addresses
A celebration of craftsmanship
This popular artisan bakery on Dalagatan aims to produce everything they sell on site and naturally they're very skilled bakers. Their cinnamon buns are a top tip.
SaturnusEriksbergsgatan 6, City/Östermalm
Biggest buns in town?
Saturnus serves what are probably the largest - and most talked-about - buns in Stockholm. This French-influenced café has been serving the gigantic cinnamon buns for years and they've become something of a signature pastry.
KosterhedsHuvudstagatan 13, Solna
Homemade and lactose-free
A cosy konditori in Solna which sells a wide range of breads, pastries, cakes and ice cream. Everything is completely lactose-free. They are dog-friendly and they even have doggy ice cream on the menu.
Ritorno Bageri Etc.Dalagatan 41, Vasastan
Fresh from the oven
This classic konditori on Odengatan has been serving cakes and pastries with views over Vasa Park since the Thirties. Their own bakery on Dalagatan sells freshly baked bread and other pastries from early in the morning.
Pocket Café by PontusGjörwellsgatan 30, Kungsholmen
Cinnamon bun by Pontus
Pocket Café by Pontus, Pontus Frithiof's café concept in French bistro style. You'll find light dishes such as salads, takeaway dishes and, naturally, a selection of cakes and pastries. It's worth mentioning that their cinnamon bun took home second place in Thatsup's ultimate bun test 2019.
Lidingö Bröd & PâtisserieStockholmsvägen 40, Lidingö
Cosy café and bakery in Lidingö with a spacious outdoor serving area that serves masses of breads and rolls, cakes and other delicious little pastries. Their cakes vary according to the seasons and they often try out new innovative creations.
Nockeby BageriNockeby torg 9, Bromma
At this cosy bakery in Bromma everything is baked in front of guests in a huge stone oven. There's a bakery, shop and café where you can sit and enjoy a coffee. Nockeby Bageri's cinnamon bun came in third in Thatsup's 2019 cinnamon bun taste test.
Bullar & Bröd StenugnsbageriValhallavägen 65, Östermalm
The bakers at Bullar & Bröd bake bread and pastries every day using all-natural ingredients. Have a coffee, eat lunch or breakfast in the café or buy some bread to take home with you. In 2019 they won the prize for "Best semla" (Lenten bun) in Thatsup's taste test and the same year they were nominated for a prestigious Gulddraken award for best café.
Vallentuna StenugnsbageriAllévägen 6, Vallentuna
Lunch and coffee
At Vallentuna Stenungsbageri you can eat lunch and have a coffee and they also make their own chocolate pralines. During the summer months they have seating for 70 people so there's plenty of space to eat and drink their freshly brewed espresso drinks.
IngridNybrogatan 23, Östermalm
You'll find this cosy little bakery on Nybrogatan. As well as freshly-baked cinnamon buns and coffee they also serve simple lunch dishes such as soups and sandwiches. Drop by on Wednesdays for a hearty slice of pizza.
Bageri PetrusSwedenborgsgatan 4b, Södermalm
Ever since Petrus opened on Mariatorget in 2012 this little bakery has been lauded as one of Stockholm's - and Sweden's - best. Don't miss buying some bread and buns to take home with you, but be prepared to queue. It's that good!
Vete-kattenKungsgatan 55, Norrmalm/City
A real Stockholm institution
Yet another popular classic café where the counters are packed with gorgeous loaves of bread and traditional cinnamon and cardamom buns. Buy a bun to take home with you or find a seat in one of the elegant salons and enjoy a coffee on site.
Green RabbitTegnérgatan 17, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Buns à la Mathias Dahlgren
Green Rabbit is star chef Mathias Dahlgren's bakery in Vasastan, selling Danish-style smörrebröd open sandwiches and, of course, a selection of breads, pastries and buns in a range of tasty variations. One for the connoisseurs.
Under KastanjenKindstugatan 1, Old Town
Tasty and gluten-free
Tucked away in a cosy corner of the Old Town, Under Kastanjen has two bakeries on site, of which one is completely gluten-free. Perfect for a coffee under the chestnut tree.
Bröd & Salt10 addresses
You're never far from one of Bröd & Salt's branches in Stockholm. As well as delicious cinnamon and cardamom buns, this popular bakery and café chain sells moist almond buns and vegan cinnamon buns.
Bröd & Salt Birkagatan
Bröd & Salt MOOD Stockholm
Bröd & Salt Hammarby Sjöstad
Bröd & Salt Rådmansgatan
Bröd & Salt SoFo
Bröd & Salt Sveavägen
Bröd & Salt Tullhus 3
Bröd & Salt Cityterminalen
Bröd & Salt Gamla stan
Sourdough bakery with great pastries
Chain bakeries shouldn't be dismissed out of turn. On the contrary, Fabrique sells consistently excellent sourdough bread and cinnamon buns - and with branches all over Stockholm you never have to travel too far to find one.