Friday, May 13, 2005
Fika at Vetekatten
Vetekatten is one of Stockholm's oldest cafés - established in 1928. It's a wonderful place to stop for a cup of coffee and some of the very best pastries around. They always use the highest-quality ingredients, and treat them with a lot of loving care - and well, it doesn't exactly come cheap but it's so worth it once in a while. The atmosphere is really unique - it has a plethora of small rooms, all with their own style. Very homey, very living-room-ish. Definitely worth paying a visit to if you're in Stockholm!
I was there with one of my sisters a few weeks ago. I had the thing pictured up top -I can't remember what they called it, but it had a small daquoise bottom, and was filled with white chocolate mousse and passionfruit panna cotta, and then topped with a very thin (spraypainted, I think) layer of white chocolate. Mmm. My sister had a chocolate budapest-roll. Budapest-roll is a sort of roly-poly, generally consisting of a hazelnut bottom, rolled around cream mixed with canned tangerines. (And it's much better than I just made it sound.) This one had a chocolate-hazelnut bottom, and was filled with cream and fresh raspberries. Delicious!
They also have a bakery, and you can buy cakes or bread to take home. Definitely do. And they do have a cookbook. I got it for christmas a couple of years ago, and while it's nice, I wish they had more recipes. It has a lot of history though, and some very pretty pictures.
111 22 Stockholm
Open weekdays 7.30-20, Saturdays 9.30-17