A Swedish Summer Dream: Vaxholm Hembygdsgårds Café

Written by Sheida

Stockholm has shown itself from its best side this weekend. 26 degrees, sunshine and a clear blue sky. And while one half of We are Nodes (Yasmin) is in Palma (stay tuned for an updated Palma-guide) I, Sheida, have enjoyed the Swedish summer in the archipelago.

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The best place for a Swedish “fika”

Long summer luncheons by the sea are quite hard to beat, and one of our favourite places is Vaxholms Hembygdsgårds Café which is beautifully situated on a small peninsula. Here you will find all sorts of traditional Swedish dishes like cold-roasted salmon with dill stewed potatoes, smoked shrimps and the classic “shrimp sandwich” (in Swedish: räkmacka). Not to even mention the amazing desert buffet with cookies and pastries!

This is the perfect spot for a rosé lunch or a after beach waffle + coffee (there’s a little beach just next to the café if you want to go for a swim!) Well worth a visit!

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Today’s lunch: Chèvre Chaud with a cooling glass of lemonade, and lots and lots of shrimps with aioli.
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… and the amazing desert buffet!

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Adress: Trädgårdsgatan 19, 185 32 Vaxholm
Phone: 08-541 319 80
Open: Weekends in May, everyday from June 1- Middle of September
How to get here: You can easily take the ferry from Stockholm City in no less than 1 hour.

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