There is more to Eat than Schoolbread at Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri Og Café

Last week, we took you on a high seas adventure on Epcot's Maelstrom, the Viking-inspired flume ride in Norway. And once you've survived your trip over the falls perhaps you've worked up an appetite, so this week we're going to stay in Norway and visit the Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe.

The Kringla Bakeri is home to the world famous Schoolbread, but there are so many more delicious options if you look beyond the pastries.

Kringla Bakery og Kafe Under the Sign of the PretzelKringla Bakery og Kafe Under the Sign of the Pretzel

When you walk into Kringla Bakeri it seems as though you've just walked into a lovely - and rather small - Scandinavian kitchen with about 100 of your closest friends. (Just a word of warning, the bakery is always busy). The wood paneled walls, iron candelabras, and brick and tile floor gives the location a rustic feel.

And then there's the food. Tucked inside several glass display cases is a variety of traditional Norwegian specialties from pastries to sandwiches and more.

So let's talk about Schoolbread since that seems to be what everyone wants when they stop at the Kringla Bakeri. This favorite Epcot snack is a not-too-sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla custard and then topped with toasted coconut. It really is a must-have snack when you're at Epcot and once you try it, you'll crave it every time.

Disney Fan Favorite Snack: SchoolbreadDisney Fan Favorite Snack: Schoolbread
Schoolbread Cross SectionSchoolbread Cross Section

But let's look beyond the Schoolbread at the other yummy offerings at the Bakeri. There are many other pastry options if Schoolbread isn't your thing, including Cloudberry Horns (think: cream horns), Apple or Cherry Danish, Cinnamon Rolls, Berry Cream Puffs, Veiled Maidens, and Lefse, which is a traditional potato bread with butter and cinnamon sugar.

Scrumptious Kringla WafflesScrumptious Kringla Waffles

Other sweet treats include Verdens Beste which is a rum cake with custard and almond meringue topping, or Rullekake, a yellow cake layered with fresh raspberry filling and powdered sugar. And of course, you could also try the Kringla Sweet Pretzel.

If you're looking for something a little less sweet, you could opt for the open face salmon and egg sandwich. Or, you could choose any of the daily sandwich specials including the Norwegian Club Sandwich, Ham and Apple Sandwich, or Roast Beef Sandwich. Other savory choices include a vegetable torte and mixed salads. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is available for kids 9 and under.

Charming Sheltered Kringla Seating AreaCharming Sheltered Kringla Seating Area

Once you've grabbed your eats, head outside and find a seat in the covered seating area if you want to enjoy your treats sheltered from the elements. As you enter be sure to take note of the unique grass covered roof!

And don't forget to stop at Kringla Bakier Og Cafe on your way out of the park to grab some pastries for the next day's breakfast. Schoolbread for breakfast is highly recommended!

Thanks so much to Traci C for this guest post and to our friends at the Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their Kringala food pics! What's your favorite item from Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe? Leave us a comment!

M wrote on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 03:36:

I think I've tried just about everything here, but schoolbread is my favorite item. Could it be anything else? If I was allotted only one Disney treat, this would be it every single time.

However, as the article suggests, don't stop there. Keep on eating! One thing that didn't get mentioned above, nor can I find it on the Disney website, is their soup. We've had a couple of them in the winter months and they have been fabulous. Their sandwiches are also delicious. Really, just go to Norway and eat. It's hard to go wrong there.

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