Epcot’s Hidden Gem – Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Epcot's Hidden Gem – Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Kringla Bakeri is located in the Norway pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. Walk through the door and you’ll find yourself in a quaint, Scandinavian kitchen. Kringla Bakeri is best known for School Bread, a semi-sweet, roll-like pastry filled with vanilla custard.

After reading some excellent online reviews about it, we decided to give it a try.

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

This treat is a sweet bread roll, injected with vanilla custard, then covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut. The School Bread recipe comes from a classic Norwegian snack (properly called “Skolebrød”), which kids took to school in their lunches and parents sold at bake sales.

The bread is a cross between a cinnamon roll and a dinner roll. It’s not super moist, more like a dry dinner roll. It has black flecks of some spice – cardamom? – in it that we wished was cinnamon instead.

Four of us split one roll. Two of us didn’t like it at all, and all four of us decided that we probably wouldn’t ever order it again, even if we were in Norway.

The Kafe features a selection of other traditional pastries like lefse, and also a large selection of sandwiches, many of which contain some sort of fish. (No thank you!) There is seating outside, which is nice.

Olaf marshmallows on a straw.

Olaf marshmallows on a straw.

It’s considered good luck to touch the troll’s big nose…it means that you’ll be back! 🙂

We always stop by and touch the troll's nose for luck!

We always stop by and touch the troll’s nose for luck!

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