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!
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! ;)