Our two founders – Ole and Steen – joined forces in the pursuit of quality. In 1991 – on the other side of the country in Christianhavn, Copenhagen – third-generation baker Ole Kristoffersen opened a bakery with his girlfriend Jane in a building known as “The Layer Cake House”.
Steen Skallebaek opened his first bakery in Jutland (West Denmark) in 1992, where he became famous for Rugbrød and Rundstykker – the rye breads and small rolls Ole & Steen are known and loved for.
In 2008, Ole & Steen joined forces in the pursuit of quality. With over 100 stores in Denmark, Lagkagehuset is a household name and now stands as the embodiment of premium bakery.
Our bakeries showcase the best in craftsmanship – freshly baked products, made from scratch. Our first UK store opened on 19th December 2016 on Haymarket, under the name “Ole & Steen”. Today more than 300 bakers work to support the Danish, London and New York bakeries.