After being closed for the summer for refurbishment, the Kringla Bakeri og Kafe has reopened in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion.
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.
The Kafe features a selection of traditional Scandinavian pastries like lefse, and also a good selection of sandwiches, many of which contain some sort of fish. (No thank you!)
There is covered seating outside, which is nice if it’s hot or raining, especially in the summer.
Besides coffee and soda, the cafe also carries some Nordic beers. The Caffe Lattes are good ($4.59)
Kringla Bakeri is best known for School Bread, a semi-sweet, roll-like pastry filled with vanilla custard.
School Bread Food Review
Rating: 1 Star
Taste Review: Gross!
After reading some excellent online reviews about it, we decided to finally try School Bread.
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.
It’s considered good luck to touch the troll’s big nose in the Norway shop…it means that you’ll be coming back to Disney World! 🙂
Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!
This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier. Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life. On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.
Now that she’s back, things get wild.
Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental. While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.
While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.
Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.
Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!
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Book link on Amazon.com: Adventures in the Animal Kingdom