So I was up doing my old home town a bit unsafe again – always nice to come back to Gothenburg, doesn’t matter if it’s for a couple of hours or days.
The drive went very smooth and we was up around 11am – my friend she had appointment with her hairdresser and I with my friend, Paula – 12.30pm.
With same time to kill we decided to go for a coffee and we went to my favourite café, Brogyllen – a former bank that has been a very popular café for many years. Packed with goodies and guests, it was lunch hours.
If ever ending up in Gothenburg, you just have to go there.
Västra Hamngatan 2 411 17
Phone: 031-13 87 13
If I ever had plans for cafe and bakery – this is the type of place I would love to have – but you that know me … knows that bakery and café isn’t my thing, even if I’m VERY good on salads and sandwiches.
I just had a cappuccino and some kind of cake with loads of almond in, called Säterknut. My friend had a chicken salad … with same fantastic bread that she all shared with us – the olive bread was just “WANTINGMOORE”. Her friend just had a coffee and a semla, something very Swedish – but at times better than sex. Done a little post about this bun that is so full of pleasure and guilt; “semla” – better than sex?????!!! absolutely!!!!!!
Then it was time for me to meet up with Paula on Kungsgatan – and to have lunch with her. On the corner of Kungsgatan, the main shopping street, is this fashion store with a massive thermostat – that showed +6C – it was sunny with blue sky, but a bit bitter in the air. While waiting I took some photos and the church is the “Domkyrka” – the main church in Gothenburg.
Had to go to our main Swedish department store, Åhlens, for some toner (their own brand) – the best on the market – and cheap too. After that we took a stroll up to the Saluhallen – Our Public Market, for the lunch – and the photos are what caught my eyes during that 15 min walk. We passed Paula’s favourite fashion shop and 20 min later – she was a happy owner of a new spring jacket.
At “Saluhallen” we decided to have lunch at “Amanda Boman” – a very busy little place – with two small eating areas. A place that has been at the market since 1973 and that has always great food. They announced the they had lamb burgers as one of the lunch options, both Paula and I had loves lamb – but they had change it into veal burgers instead served is wild mushroom sauce and potato wedges –with a little side salad and we both had Ramlösa, our national spring water that now is owned by Carlsberg and Danish. Really lovely lunch, but very crowdie.
Then Paula came up with the idea to go somewhere else for the coffee – and that story you had the other day …. lush afternoon coffee.
When we had said goodbye and Paula had taken off in her taxi – I decided to window shopping – and that is what all those photos are all about. In Sweden so first slightly warm sunshine comes out – all outdoor restaurants and cafe patios are filled up to the last seat, doesn’t matter how cold the wind is.
Also I was staying with my friend Maja that lives in nice town south of Gothenburg called Kungsbacka, 30 min with commuter train from Gothenburg Central Station, so I walked through Nordstan – the biggest indoor shopping centre in the city centre. I bought an orchid for Maja. We har both crazy about them and can never get too many. Was on the 5pm departure and my visit in Gothenburg was over once again. I love Gothenburg – but I don’t miss living there anymore
To Kungsbacka I will take you another day and post.
“True friends stab you in the front.
I dedicate my cloud to my friends; Bengt & Margurithe that I got the ride with, Paula that as bit abandoned because my camera work … for Maja, for giving up her bed to me. My world would be very lonely and sad without you, guys. ”You Need A Friend” – written and sang by Geoff Thurman.
He are a full time songwriter and singer … on his spare time he works for T-mobile. He are walking grounds in Cincinnati, Ohio and been in the music business for 30 year. I think this a fantastic song.