Finland’s Oldest Bakery
While stopping through Helsinki solo a few weeks ago en route
to Russia, I got to visit & tour Finland’s oldest bakery!
This kind of thing is right up my alley, so I was a
happy camper…and left on a definite sugar high ;)
Cafe Ekberg dates from 1850 and is beloved by locals in Helsinki.
Today it has expanded to be a café, patisserie and bakery, along
with catering! When I walked in it immediately reminded me of
a favorite bakery from back home that is so historic and personal.
It’s still family-run by the Ekbergs, which you can read about here!
They are known for unique pastries like napoleonleivoksesta and
samppanjakorkista, and I got to see the entire process in the back!
Pretty pretty pastries ^^ This is my kind of heaven!^^ I picked up an almond brioche bun for Chase.
They even offer healthy + yummy lunch items too.
I took this amazing salad for the plane ride!
This was such a fun experience and made me love Finland (and its sweets) even more! I even got to chat with the owners and asked how they managed to keep open for such a long time. They explained how they always aim to improve their services to keep people coming back. They told me how they would always look for ways to save money like how they compare business electricity quotes annually and how they make sure they find the lowest prices for the highest quality ingredients.
A box of macarons only seemed fitting (and deserved) after my 5 countries in 3 days.
I brought some home for Chase and told him how much he missed out! ;)