While it is technically possible to live out a fulfilling existence without having ever visited a Danish bakery, you don’t want to leave it to chance. Handsomely-clad in essential Danish design and heady with the yeasty allure of rye, baked dense and fresh daily, Gertz Danish Bakery is every bit as lifestyle-core as its instantly popular neighbour Moleskine Café, a space with which it has a lot in common, patronage notwithstanding. The key distinction, however, is Gertz’s range of authentic Danish-baked goods, prepared daily by with eight generations of baking expertise kneaded into them.
At the counter, creative sourdoughs like potato and carrot (38RMB), the Danish farmer loaf (38RMB) and classics bricks of Gertz dark bread (49RMB) head up a baked offering unrivalled in Beijing, while traditional sweets, such as Danish coffee cake Fynsk brunsviger, moist with candied brown sugar, cinnamon and much butter, and the stewed apple-filled Copenhagen (18RMB), are inspiring. Again, the coffee here is rungs short of the best in Beijing, slighted as it is by long-life milk (when will they learn?), but for a sweet bite and a loaf under the arm on the way out, Gertz is divine.
Good for Calm carb loading; Danes; meetings; meeting Danes
Eat this Fynsk brunsviger (18RMB)
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