Table full of pastries

Kanelbullar: Where to get these popular Swedish cinammon buns?

This past October 4th was Kanelbullens Dag 2020, a whole day dedicated to the delicious Swedish cinnamon buns (a staple food of the country!). Having been in Sweden for about 2 months now, I would say kanelbullar have become one of my favorite pastries. So of course, I had to celebrate it! (Plus, I got the inspiration to write this blog)

But really, any day is a good day to treat yourself and eat one of these cinnamon buns. So where can you get them? (Short answer: I think pretty much everywhere in Sweden).

Long(er) answer: While you can get them in many different places, they are not all made the same way. Some of them are sweeter, some of them are fluffier, some of them are bigger, etc.

Grocery/Convenience Stores

I live very close to a Coop so I have bought kanelbullar there a number of times. It is very convenient for me to buy them there and I like them. They are very sweet though, so I would not have them too often. Other stores like Pressbyran, ICA and Lidl have them too, so you could pick one up while doing your regular grocery shopping 🙂

Cinammon bun

Kanelbulle from Coop


There are several amazing bakeries and cafes in Stockholm! If you get a kanelbulle craving and you have the time, I would definitely recommend going to one of them, sitting down and having fika.

Some of the biomed people and I visited some of the cafes in the city for kanelbullens dag (if you are interested in reading their comments, read the captions on each of the images!)

Table with cinammon buns and a flatpizza witha plant in the middle

Kanelbullar at Cafe Saturnus. This was our group’s favorite as it was fluffy, big and not too sweet.

Cinammon bun on a plate

Kanelbulle at Skeppsbro Bakery. Really cute, freshly baked, and very sweet. Might be a bit too sweet for some people.

Big cinammon bun with an orange slice on a plate

Very big kanelbulle at Kaffekoppen. Warm, big, nice touch with the orange slice.

Cardamon bun

Okay, this is a cardamon bun at Valhallabageriet. The cinnamon one looked (and was) so good that I finished it before I even thought of taking a picture. Very fluffy and nice!

Make your own!

And there is always the option to bake your own kanelbullar. One of the Youtube DAs made a great video with instructions!

But I am sure that any way you have them, you will love them! Enjoy 🙂

Alessandra - Biomedicine (MSc)

Alessandra - Biomedicine (MSc)

Hi everybody! My name is Alessandra, but I usually go by my nickname, Kyomi. My role in the digital ambassador team is being the new Biomedicine (MSc) blogger. I was born and raised in Peru, but I moved to the United States for my undergraduate studies. After graduation, I worked for 2 years in a neuroscience lab. Now, I have moved to Sweden to be a student at Karolinska Institutet!


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