Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ruby Tuesday – Alingsås (3)

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Café Storken (‘The Stork Café’), Alingsås

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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…

Winking smile

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18 comments:

  1. I do appreciate all your red wooden buildings. They are unique to Sweden.

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    1. Yes Adrian, the red wooden buildings are very "typically Swedish".

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  2. what a pretty and charming surroundings for the cafe! I'd love to have a meal there.

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  3. What a lovely little cafe to stumble upon. The right kind of place to enjoy some refreshments as you gear up for more sightseeing.

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  4. I would love to have lunch there. Very charming.

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    1. I loved all their garden flower arrangements as well, Wanda.

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  5. Red wooden houses and sunshine is what people here in Germany associate with Sweden and Swedish summer, too :-)
    It really looks a lovely place for having lunch or coffee & cake, good choice!

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    1. We do get a lot of tourists from Germany in the summer, Meike :)

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  6. So charming and picturesque!

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  7. it really is so charming and i like the pink color and the name of the cafe.. 1 per 1000 is wow in my book

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    1. Yes they have built quite a reputation as a café town. So I thought it would be easy peasy to find somewhere nice to have lunch there and did not really bother to study maps or other info beforehand. So we still ended up walking around for quite a while wondering where all the famous cafés might be hiding before we found this place :)

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  8. would the cafe close the garden part in winter?

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  9. The garden looks like a very pleasant sun trap hidden from the wind on cooler days. I can just imagine having my coffee and doing a crossword sitting there with friends.

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    1. The wind was actually colder than it might look even though it was sunny. But it was nice to be able to start our holiday with a lunch outdoors! :)

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  10. Such an attractive place. Love all the flowers around.

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