The traditional semla at Konditori Kampanilen
We will start with the classic, the traditional semla. At this time of the year, you can find the classic semla at pretty much every café in town, but we’re happy to give a shout out to the one at Konditori Kampanilen. Not only is it really tasty, but the café itself is very stylish and well worth a visit.
The coffee semla at da Matteo
Local coffee chain da Matteo is known for its great coffee, and they have found a way to combine their delicious semla with their coffee expertise. The coffee semla mixes espresso coffee with the almond paste, and the powdered sugar on top is replaced by cacao.
The kremla at Lilla sur
Could really work? A cinnamon bun and a semla, together? Oh it works, it works just fine! The kremla at artisanal bakery Lilla sur east of the Gothenburg city centre has people queuing out the door!
The wienersemla at Mr Cake
While the combination cinnamon bun and semla is fairly unusual, the combination danish pastry (wienerbröd in Swedish) and semla has become quite popular, and you will find one of the better-looking options at Mr Cake down by Stenpiren near the river Göta älv. A treat for all senses indeed.
The artisanally semla at Cum Pane
The organic bakery Cum Pane, which you can find in both the neighborhood of Majorna and at the neighborhood of Olskroken in Gothenburg, has earlier had its semla named Gothenburg’s best by Sweden’s Bakers & Confectioners. This semla really has everything you expect and even more, and it is prepared artisanally with carefully selected and KRAV certified ingredients. Even the flour used is stone-milled!
Vegan semla at Crippas café and St Agnes café
Everyone should be able to enjoy a semla, and if you are looking for vegan options then Crippas Café in the neighbourhood Majorna is a good place to start.
Kafe St Agnes at the Röhsska museum also has vegan (and gluten-free) semla, and at the plant-based patisserie Nova Bakery in Jonsered, you’ll find everything from the classic semla to the more experimental version of it.