A little shop that’s been supplying Rixdorfers with their daily bread since June 2016 has been flying under the radar for too long. Micha Köser’s Kønigliche Backstube lives up to its royal name — the passion for craftsmanship is palpable here. From the shopfront, where stacked loaves are ready to be sold, you have an excellent view into the kitchen, and can watch bakers make and knead the dough, taking in the feeling of old-school coziness and delicious scents. Kønigliche Backstube’s selection includes classics such as pane rustico, crusty French breads and artisan walnut loaves. Cakes aren’t to be found amongst the array of baked goods; here, fluffy raisin buns and juicy cinnamon rolls are the quintessence of a guilty pleasure. Micha, formerly of Beumer & Lutum, pays close attention to the quality of the preparation processes, striving to create dough that’s soft and a pleasure to eat, but also lasts for a few days. Little wonder, then, that this pint-sized bakery has such a loyal customer base. The atmosphere is welcoming and familiar, and commitment to the community extends to the walls: As part of the project “Einszueins - Kunst in der Køniglichen Backstube”, artists receive a daily loaf of bread in exchange for their work. (Text: Jennifer Prietzel / Photos: Pamina Aichhorn)
Mon-Fri 9-19h, Sat 8-14h. Bread baking schedule here.