A Swedish konditori in Greece

Kanel is a Swedish konditori that opened in Thessaloniki in 2020. The owner’s family has lived for many years in Sweden and along with the mentality has brought back to Greece a classic Swedish recipe, that of the kanelbullar.

Our team was inspired by the simplicity of the Scandinavian interiors, which were adapted in Thessaloniki’s warmer territory.

The space is divided in two parts, the warm and the cold. The warm part is painted in a mud like terracotta and creates a nest enclosing the bar and preparation area. The cold part is the seating area and is like a corridor leading to the nest.

The earth-tone graphic pattern on the wall was created to accentuate the connection between the two spaces, while the neon quotes create instagrammable backgrounds.

With the phrase ‘a piece for everyone’ as the café’s motto, anyone and everyone are invited to join.


Georgiou Stavrou, Thessaloniki


January 2020