Scandimania (the UK obsession with all things Scandinavian) in Edinburgh is more about crispbread than crime dramas. Swede Peter Ljunquist established his first artisanal bakery and café in the city's Southside Quartermile conversion, a hard-angled vision of glass and pale wood, softened by the mounds of freshly baked bread. In 2012, he opened a second spot in villagey Stockbridge, adding signature sourdough pizzas (a thin-crusted answer to the pizza chain next door), traditional open-topped sandwiches (think herring with oat crumble, potato, crème fraiche, and boiled egg on Swedish rye bread), and cardamom buns and hot chocolate, which patrons consume at communal wooden tables or wrapped in cozy blankets at the tables outside. The place exudes a clean-lined Swedish chic.
Pizza £10, open sandwiches £4.90–£5.80
Cuisine Type Swedish Bakery Web site Peter's Yard
Map3 Deanhaugh St. Edinburgh
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