Skogen Kitchen Oxford is the newest a Scandinavian café to open in Oxford and has been here for just over a year now.
One thing I noticed was that when I mentioned this place on my Instagram Stories was that around 80% of you that voted had not been before which was quite a shock. Skogen Kitchen actually holds a very central location in Oxford. You can find them on King Edward Street which is just off the High Street.
I really like their interior as it has a warm and welcoming vibe with an awesome window seating area which I took full advantage of!
Food and drinks
To begin I grabbed a usual latte and was strongly advised to try their dark chocolate and cinnamon bun (I agreed based on the fact that I’ve never tried this combination but it sounded like it would work very well).
I mean just look at the picture above and below. It really tasted as incredible as it looked and you can tell they are baked freshly!
Moving on to the main part of this visit (the brunch)… I was seriously impressed with it. I mean for just £9.50 you get a soft seeded roll, beetroot salad, Scandi-cheese, cloudberry jam, tomatoes, cucumber, hard-boiled egg and home-cured gravadlax or smashed avocado (I went for the avocado) and some smoked salmon.
I mean in the menu this is literally described as, “A colourful and healthy plate” and I believe this to be a very accurate description! I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of each and every ingredient too. For example, I am not particularly a fan of beetroot and never go out of my way to order it or use it when cooking at home. I noticed it was included in this dish so thought I would try the Skogen Kitchen version of it and absolutely loved it! I only regret not asking how it was prepared. It was incredibly creamy and smooth and did not have that sour/bitter taste I am used to.
The point I’m trying to make is that if you are looking at the menu here and can’t find something that grabs your attention, just pick something random and go for it as I think you will be pleased. I am sure that anywhere else in Oxford for a similar standard of quality you will be looking to pay £15 – 20 for this plate of brunch.
Conclusions and final thoughts
In conclusion, I feel that if you have not tried Skogen Kitchen I urge you to stick your head down King Edward Street and try it out. They do offer a nice variety of breakfasts and are open from 09:00 right until 17:30 in the week and 09:30 – 17:30 on the weekends.
Also if you are looking at the menu and aren’t sure what to go for, just pick something random and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Try and avoid going for something mundane that you could just make at home!