Ever since a planning application notice was spotted outside the former wine merchants on Wyndham Crescent excitement has been growing until this week when the doors were 'very gently opened' to quote their tweet on opening day. It's fair to say interest in Brod has been high and that was clear to see when I visited yesterday.
The place was absolutely brimming with people, the staff were busily working away behind the counter with the frantic energy of opening week powering them and it looked great! The place has been turned around with wood cladding, industrial light fittings and exposed brick and stone. It feels a lot bigger than I remember it with the main counter to your left as you enter, tables to the right and a little cwtch/corner or should I say hjorne (thank you Google Translate) at the far end. Next to this is the kitchen complete with real life Danish baker.
I popped in just before 2 pm and due the massive demand they had almost sold out of everything! Thankfully there was still a few spandauer - Danish Crowns left, phew! I sat down at the window and watched the world go by (aka I went on twitter) and waited for my Americano and Danish to arrive while watching a seemingly never ending steady stream of people coming and going.
The Americano was bang on and I believe they are supplied by Clifton Coffee. The Danish Crown was as good as it looked! Light pastry with a not too sweet custard centre, the perfect pick me up on a grey and rainy day.
But as rotten luck would have it as I got up to leave this amazing smelling tray of Kanel Snegal - Cinnamon Snails was brought out fresh from the oven! I did contemplate having another Danish but my will power was not to be broken today, I'm still regretting that decision now!
Essentially I am just chuffed that this has opened so close to where I live and can't wait to go back and try more, I may just need to get there a bit earlier! Also it's great to see an independent business do well. I wish them all the success and can totally see this becoming my go to place to catch up with people.
I don't often add opening times but I though it maybe helpful in this case (times according to their facebook page).
Wed-Fri 9am - 5pm
Weekend 9.30am - 3pm
Brod - Danish Bakery
Address: 126 Wyndham Crescent, CF11 9EG