We got this postcard last week.
Of course we went. It said "free."
Hygge Bakery is "the only fully authentic Danish bakery in all of Los Angeles" and a "20-year dream brought to life by owner Rasmus Lee." The card further touts, "All bread and pastries are baked fresh daily by Henrik Gram, expert celebrity baker from Denmark."
In case you're wondering, it's pronounced "hoo-geh." Yeah, we wouldn't have guessed that either.
But it's downtown! Lucky us!
I loved the place before I even took a bite. A modern loft gets me every time.
And I knew I was in for quality goods when I spied a bottle of agave nectar amidst the coffee and tea accoutrements.
We were surrounded by sandwiches and pastries. All free. All for the taking.
If we didn't see what we wanted already on a plate, all we had to do was go to the glass display, point, and ask. Magically, every baked good we desired was cut up into bite-sized pieces for us to enjoy.
Every single thing we tried was delicious. We were really impressed. I was particularly happy because things weren't too sweet. I hope all these other people were happy, too, because I'd really like Hygge to stick around.
In unrelated news, I'm glad this guy has stuck around.
We bought a couple pastries to take home. Yes, even after eating 50 billion of them for free -- a true testament to how good they were.
Apple spandauer ($2.50).
Golden, flaky, yummy.
Strawberry tart ($3.95).
A fresh and wondrous little piece of heaven. The best thing we had that day.
Please go to Hygge, so I can continue having a great neighborhood bakery. It will be worth your time. Mange tak!