The doors of Café Svenskt Tenn open on Friday November 18. Just like Svenskt Tenn’s other activities, the focus is on quality, longevity and sustainability – something that is reflected in a menu largely influenced by vegetarian options with touches of animal-based ingredients. The café serves small dishes for breakfast and lunch, as well as afternoon coffee and early dinner.
“Café Svenskt Tenn is a way for us to provide an additional experience for our visitors at Strandvägen 5, the iconic address where the store has been located since 1927. Reflecting our world in taste experiences takes us one step further in our efforts to enrich all the senses,” says Maria Veerasamy, CEO, Svenskt Tenn.
Interior design concept
The café’s interior was designed by Svenskt Tenn’s creative team, using Josef Frank’s Italian Dinner print (designed in 1943-1945) as a common theme. An open glass cabinet filled with antique shells and coral serves as a room divider between Café Svenskt Tenn and the store’s newly opened lighting department.
The café serves small dishes combining sweet, salty and tart flavours for breakfast and lunch, as well as afternoon coffee and early dinner (store opening hours apply). The food is accompanied by craft beverages: Fairtrade coffee, tea and wine by the glass. Non-alcoholic options are also available. The café is run together with Petter Nilsson, founder and owner of Stockholm’s Petri restaurant.
“We think that a dish can be quite complete with different kinds of vegetables in season. The plant kingdom is so much bigger than the animal kingdom so it’s easy to find inspiration. By fermenting and storing, we expand the horizon even further. Here, the meal can be served in December with something delicate that we’ve saved from the spring,” says Petter Nilsson, adding:
“There’s a reason why it is called Café and not Restaurant. Historically, Svenskt Tenn has had a long tea tradition. It was founder Estrid Ericson’s favourite drink, and this was apparent both in private life and in the store. The café offers a wealth of teas with desserts and biscuits. You can also have a traditional cup of coffee and cake.”
Opening hours and new entrance on Väpnargatan
Café Svenskt Tenn is located on the main floor and can be reached from both Strandvägen and from the store’s new entrance on Väpnargatan. Since the café has limited seating, there are no advance table bookings. We want to be able to accommodate as many people as possible who pop in to visit the store and café. For more information on opening hours and how to book Café Svenskt Tenn for events outside the shop’s opening hours, please visit our website: svenskttenn.com