Waking up Sunday morning after a late Saturday out with your friends, or because you just simply had a good nights rest, a brunch is always a great way to end the weekend. It will either bring you back to life with well needed food and drinks or it will be a pampered luxery experience with your loved ones, preferably a combo.. No matter what your reasons are, a brunch is the right way to end the week end!
I and one of my best friends, David, went to med school together for a few semesters before I switched university from Karolinska to Uppsala. We decided to stay in touch by brunching as often as we could and we have tried out a lot of great places in Stockholm. We always talked about rating them, starting up a brunch blog to guide others but we never came that far. Hence, when I now have a travel blog, set up to recommend things to do around the world, I decided that I will share some of the places here with you. The rating is always based on the same criteria, hot food, cold food, desserts, atmosphere and service. I have also added price, and a personal comment.
Price: 249Kr, not including drinks/coffee
Comment: Wow! The hot food is great and includes both classic brunch dishes and delicacies like smoked salmon fins and perfectly poached eggs. We were unlucky on the service department the first time, but second time we had great service. During the winter you sit inside, watch the bright white snow outside while feeling the warmth from the open fire. The desserts are the real winners even if the hot selection is really good too but that dark chunky moist chocolate brownie cake is truly to die for!
Price: 260kr, Standard juice/coffee is included
Comment: Our first brunch was here, hence we loved it! Could have been that we are getting pickier but this one is still one of the best. It's a cross over between hotel breakfast and brunch, giving you a wide assortment of things that make up a great sandwich (Philadelphia -bagel with salmon was my favorite!) together with the essential hot stuff plus a few cute add ons as mini hamburgers. The desert section was fun, including a Swedish thing called smågodis, essential! The staff was attentive and let us stay way past closing time, without a fuss. Great!
Price: 235kr, not including drinks or coffee
Comment: The fact that we were allowed to stay until they had to set our table for dinner was something that we really cherished. It also says a lot about how much we liked it! Biggest plus goes out to the beef tartar. Absolutely astonishing! The pickled Swedish Chanterelles served to the prosciutto.. Wow! When it comes to hot food there was nothing wrong but just the ordinary bacon and eggs, nothing special. Waffles, pancakes makes for a nice dessert. Coffee is not included but the barista is really good so it's worth the extra!
Price: 325kr, including regular coffee, juices.
Comment: Cool idea with small tables of tiny portioned brunch dishes (or simply food, not too much brunch over it) with each table representing a different decade. Some decades were however better then others to say the least. A thing that we still talk about was an omelet version on Jansson with lots of finely chopped red onion and crème fraiche, Delicious!! The deserts were served on table spoons, nicely arranged in a mock wall. Hard to explain I know, but imaging the holding ends of large beautiful spoons, filled with lovely bites of desserts, stuck into a mesh system of holes in a white wall. You'll have to see for yourselves. Plus a good excursion on a rainy day to see the great exhibitions at the same time. Expensive for what you get however.
Price: 275kr, including regular coffee
Comment: Food was overall average, a few twists like Nobis dressing instead of the standard Caesar, an amazing mustard sauce for the cured salmon but apart from that, bland. Very few hot dishes to choose from and the desserts were uneven to say the least. The best ones were the crème brullé and a great chocolate mousse, both served in schnapps glasses so perfect size as well. The chocolate cake and waffles looked god but tasted absolutely nothing. A lovely place, a nice walk out there and back, cozy, but stop for a glass of wine or coffee instead.
Comment: Well.. Eh. No. Food was unispiering and quite bland. The only thing that stuck out was the corn bread that was very tasty. Apart from that, service was nonexistent, the waffle iron had a melted plastic spatula inside it and when I pointed this out, the waitress said "use the other one". Price way too high for what you get. We won't be coming back and no, we won't link to them either, just don't go there.