Sunday, October 04, 2009

eating out - breakfast at bakverket

Bakverket (wordplay in Swedish, one meaning is "the pastry") was awarded 'best place for breakfast in Stockholm' by Sweden's major newspaper Dagens Nyheter (the Daily News) in 2008.

The small café (rough estimate, at the most 40 guests when full house) serves breakfast - as well as other light dishes, sandwiches and cakes - all through the day. Breakfast comes in two sizes, small and large. I've only had the small (vegetarian) one and it's exactly the right size to get you pleasantly full I think -


hot beverage of choice, freshly squeezed lemon juice (a sour perk up), freshly stirred raspberry-cardamom yoghurt, home made bread, cheese and a divine little salad on mixed lettuce with sesame seeds and some kind of soy sauce

For such a little sweet food experience I believe that the price of 85 sek is quite reasonable. (I think the large breakfast, for the very hungry, costs about 115 sek.)

spicy tuna sandwich with salad

I have only had breakfast at Bakverket, so far never popped by for just a coffee and cake, so I can't say anything about the quality of the rest of the menu, other than it looks nice.

Nice is something I can't say that the premises are though, sparsely decorated, reminiscence of a very small school eatery and with a sound level to match. It's not a place that feels inviting enough for long sittings. Which on the other hand probably is a good thing as it seems very popular and often crowded.

Food - 4/5
Service - 4/5, friendly and swift
Ambiance - 2/5, due to the total lack of cosiness and the sound level when crowded
Value for money - 4/5


Bondegatan 59, Stockholm
open mon-fri 8-17 (8 am-5 pm)
sat-sun 10-17 (10 am-5 pm)
tel +46 (0)8 640 91 07


A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Pia
It all sounds and looks scrummy! Especially the raspberry and cardamom yogurt- mmmmmm!
One of my favourite experiences is to go out for breakfast and I think that as a veggie, there is usually a good choice wherever we go.
One day when I am enjoying your lovely Stockholm I shall remember this recommendation and try out a small breakfast!
Denise x

Pia K said...

oh, that yoghurt is really lovely indeed, denise! i always say to myself that i should make it at home, but i never do... i agree on breakfasts out is really great, i'm now looking forward to a weekend trip to come where breakfast isn't incl at the hotel, instead we have to go in search for the perfect little café...:)

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