Good evening my friends, I hope everything is going fantastic in your lives.
I want to share with you one of my latest foodie adventures in Stockholm, a delicious and healthy meal at Café Blå Lotus, trying to soak up all the summer vibes that is slowly fading away.
Rewind a year and a half and I find myself on a not-so-warm winter night wandering around Söder, completely alone and clueless of where to go for a good meal.
I walked down this cute and famous boulevard-type street of Södermalm (Katarina Bangata street) in search of a meal that will calm my hunger of job-hunting for 8 straight hours. It’s minus 10 degrees outside and a bit rainy, I’m depressed because of it and I walk into the first café that seemed to be good enough for my high culinary expectations and demands.
I walk in and the vibes are the complete opposite of the brutal weather. Packed with hipsters and tourists sitting down on the colorful chairs of what it appears to be the owner’s living room, I distinguish on a table way across the room, a blonde devouring a carrot cake -one of the café’s classics.
I ask for it along with a cappuccino and I sit down to eat and talk with some locals. Apparently this place is a must-visit in the Söder’s food scene.
Well, the cake was delicious but it’s really hard to judge the whole culinary offer based solely on a pastry.
“I guess I’ll have to come back” I said to myself…
I never did go back for a year and a half, sadly. Stockholm food scene has so many choices to choose from that it’s very hard to actually make a dining schedule and stick to it.
But 2 weeks ago I remembered that particular Friday night and the cravings simply took over me. It was a warm Sunday afternoon towards the end of July and I was feeling very guilty for a heavily carb-based dining weekend.
I grabbed a sit outside on their cozy uteservering and asked for the daily salad. It was a Thai-style salad with garbanzos, black beans, mango chutney, cabbage, greens and some other healthy goodies. I added the turkey ham to round up a delicious and very filling salad. It felt very healthy and home-made. It actually was and that makes me very happy and satisfied.
When I review cafés, I always try to visit 2 times -at least- before blogging my impressions. You see, they have an almost infinite list of items that it would actually be unfair to base a review on only a few of those.
Well, I have been 2 other times and my impressions remain the same.
It’s a great option to grab a summer meal in Söder, specially in this famous little street. And, SPECIALLY, while the weather is nice enough to allow us to sit outside.
In Sweden, it is really priceless to eat outdoors. We can only do it 3 months a year, eller hur?
The other times I had breakfast and lunch. As many cafés of the city, they have special breakfast packages (coffee included).
Sandwiches, yogurt and granola bowls and juices sum up the offer.
Daily salads, smoothies, coffee and pastries are all a guarantee for a good culinary experience.
Prices range from 20 sek to 150 sek -very convenient.
I really like this place, the food is honest and good and the decoration is very cozy, which is always a plus for me.
But I wouldn’t dare to go ahead and say it’s a must.
Let me know what you think when you visit them. I wish you all an amazing Tuesday!
P.s. If you have a tip of a restaurant I should or you want me to visit, please let me know.