Café Storken (‘The Stork Café’), Alingsås
This is the where we had lunch on the first day of our trip. As I mentioned in my first post about Alingsås, this little town is quite famous for its many cafés - about one per 1000 inhabitants.
According to a tourist brochure I picked up, the bakery and café traditions here can be traced all the way back to the industrial revolution in the 1700s. When women were employed in the textile manufacture, they no longer had so much time to bake and cook at home.
Anyway I doubt we could have stumbled across a more charming place than this little backyard café in (and outside) a classic old red wooden building. I think to most Swedes this kind of scenery more or less sums up the “essence” of Swedish summer…