Good evening my friends, how is it going tonight? I hope the weekend has provided you with lots of great food, necessary fuel to the soul and body to face another work week. In this blog’s foodie session, I paid several visits to Café Pascal, a gem on Stockholm’s coffee and fika scene.
You see, this past week I received a visit from dear friends from Copenhagen, so I have spent pretty much every day showing them around and eating our way through this beautiful city. You know me, I “need” excuses to eat as much as I can.
I was introduced to Café Pascal in a way that seems to be the most common one nowadays for those of us that are new to a city’s food scene: Instagram. You have no idea how many great (and bad) places I have discovered while exploring their almost never-ending photo universe.
Last time I visited them was the summer o f2015 (shame on me, I know…) so this week, spurred on by the eagerness of my Danish crew, we satisfied their coffee and rye bread needs perfectly.
We went once for breakfast and another time for a small but amazing coffee break. Sadly, and against my commands to not touch their food before I could take a photo, I was only able to capture some of the shots of the food we ate. I guess it was too good to wait for the annoying food blogger to put on his show and stop time while everybody else stares and gets desperate, haha.
For breakfast treats, a great selection of sandwiches and toasts (most are based on Danish rye bread) constitute the perfect meal to start your day off just right. Personally and from a professional standpoint, I can state that the simplicity of their avocado, egg and rye bread sandwich is one of the best ones I have ever tasted. As I drooled, eyes closed and in total “foodgasm”, I commented to my fellow Dane foodies that “how can something so simple can be so delicious!!!?”. Their answer, even though I knew it, surprised me in the most obvious way. Great and fresh ingredients. The dark and intense flavor of the rye bread, somewhat crumbly and airy, combined with a creamy and seasonal avocado, and like if this wasn’t enough, a perfectly 63-degree baked egg with its rich and amazing beyond-compliments delicious flavor rounded up flavors that I will always remember. So jävla good!
On our second visit, we went for a small coffee break. That’s a lie! We were craving sweet stuff so we decided to indulge ourselves with many of their home baked goods. I chose the rhubarb compote with yogurt and granola (yeah, you will see it everywhere in the city presently but this one is superb), a friend chose a mini lemon and passion fruit pie and my other friends picked a “fat-ass” selection of croissants, cardamom and cinnamon rolls, etc.
All of this, of course, were washed down with cappuccinos and lattes. Don’t get me wrong, the coffee and the baristas here are both great and knowledgeable, but differentiating a cappuccino and a latte seem to be the most common and accepted mistake in Stockholm’s coffee scene. Some people say I am exaggerating because it’s no big deal. Well, it is for me. And besides, there is a reason why they are 2 different types. Do I need to state the difference? I really don’t think so.
I always go for cappuccino, because when it’s done right, the sweet and bubbly foam on top of the dark espresso makes me so happy, and it’s delicious!
So please baristas out there, make an extra effort and try to get it right. All of us coffee lovers will appreciate it greatly.
All in all, it’s always a great experience to visit Café Pascal. They stand up to the plate and deliver outstanding food and coffee. And for that, I want to thank them, genuinely.
Got any great great eatery in mind you think I should visit? Please holler.
Have a great Sunday and don’t stop eating…