Rejoice, Boulderites: there’s a new bakery in town and it’s serving mouth-watering Scandinavian shortbread.
Süti & Co is now open at 2031 16th Street, and already it’s shaping up to be the coziest new hangout in town. Located in a preserved 1890s building just off Pearl Street, the cafe is the brainchild of owner and chef Andrea Uzarowski, who was inspired by similar bakeries in her hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark. The result is a calm, tranquil and welcoming space where friends and family can gather to gather over loose tea and coffee.
Uzarowski specializes in “süti”, a Danish-style shortbread made with locally ground flour from Moxie Bread Co. and lots of delicious Danish butter. These sweet treats are part of Uzarowski’s heritage and she is thrilled to share them with the Coloradans as well.
You might recognize Uzarowski because she already owns and operates the popular Fresh Food Further restaurant business in Boulder.
“These are recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation in Denmark,” she says. “I hold them close to my heart, even though the paper my great-grandmother wrote them on has turned yellow over time and is mottled with stains from accidental ingredient spills over the years. The memories I have using these recipes are some of the purest and happiest moments of my childhood.
At the cafe, Uzarowski serves five iconic shortbread cookies named after his family and friends. The savory “Magdalena,” for example, is topped with nuts and filled with fig jam, a flavor combination that Uzarowski’s beloved grandmother loves. Her daughter inspired the “Lilly” cookie, which is filled with chocolate ganache and dipped in chocolate and delicate rose petals.
Also on the menu are the “Oliver”, which is a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan chocolate chip shortbread cookie, and the “George”, which is a vanilla bean shortbread sprinkled with bits of homemade caramel. The “Anna” completes the list, with lemon zest shortbread filled with raspberry jam.
Süti & Co will also offer a rotating selection of seasonal cookie flavors. Currently, the seasonal lineup includes chai and matcha spice cookies, for example.
Enjoy a crumbly cookie with coffee from Boulder’s Boxcar Coffee Roasters, plus loose-leaf selections from Rosebud’s Apothecary in Lakewood. Sip an espresso, Americano, macchiato, cappuccino or one of the many latte flavors while taking a break from a busy work week or a quiet weekend afternoon.
The cafe also doubles as a shop that’s full of Scandinavian homewares, curated by Uzarowski herself, so you can bring a bit of the “hygge” lifestyle into your own home.
Süti & Co is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.