Date Archives October 2017

Oaxen Slip

An archipelago restaurant in Stockholm

In a fantastic complex right on the waterfront of Djurgården, with huge windows and boats hanging from the ceiling, you’ll find an amazing restaurant called Oaxen Slip. Trust us when we say that you won’t leave disappointed. Or hungry.

Like any other couple, we get caught up in the daily life. We get home from work all exhausted just to make dinner, go to bed and wake up just to do it all over the next day. It’s hard to notice the small things. So we started going on date nights. Once a month, one of us plans an activity, big or small. This month, it was Amanda’s turn.

Without telling me (Fabian) where we were going, we went for a walk down to Gamla Stan and jumped on a ferry towards Djurgården and Gröna Lund. A few minutes later, we were sitting by the large windows at Bistro Oaxen Slip. Rowing boats are hanging from the ceiling and the walls are filled with other marine detail to provide the venue with a rural archipelago style that feels genuine yet luxurious.

Oaxen Krog opened in 1994 in Stockholm’s southern archipelago but moved to the city and Djurgården in 2013. With two Michelin stars, it attracts connoisseurs from all over the world. We’re not that fancy, so their sister restaurant Oaxen Slip will do just fine. They serve their own interpretation of Swedish bistro food, with hearty and uncomplicated dishes to be shared with the people at your table. The food is cooked with care and is absolutely delicious. The service is unpretentious, and you’ll dine in a nice setting at a fair price. We fell in love with this place—and each other even more. Nawww!

Book a table!

If you’re a foodie and want to experience this, which we really think you should do, you should book a table. There is also a few seats at the bar for drop-ins.


Beckholmsbron 26, Stockholm
Website and booking

Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00—16:00

Brunch
Sat—Sun 12:00—17:00

Dinner
Tue—Sun 17:00—23:00


Svenska: Varje månad går vi på date night, och den här gången var det Amandas tur att välja. Vi hamnade på Oaxen Slip på Djurgården. Grym mat i en härlig lokal!

Gast café

Great brunch at the beautiful and peaceful Gast café in Stockholm

The rumor about a new café spread fast on the streets of inner Stockholm. We knew we had to find out what the fuzz was all about, so one Sunday morning we went for a walk towards Vasastan to check it out. And we’re glad we did.

Gast is the sister café to the popular establishments Kaffeverket, Snickarbacken 7 and Kvarteret, so we had a hunch that we were in for a good time for our Sunday brunch. The first thing we noticed when we walked through the door was the beautiful interior. A warm color scheme with soft pink walls and natural wooden elements together with green plants all lit up by the natural light from the large windows. With candles on every table and books about design, food and culture spread out all over the room, it was clear that this was a place where they encourage you to take your time and relax.

We were starving after walking all the way from Södermalm (not really that far, but still), so the next thing that caught our attention was obviously the menu. Even though the breakfast section only had about seven main options, it felt impossible to choose. Everything was right up our alley (kudos for their vegan dishes!), so we took the easy way out and got one of each. This turned out to be a really, really good idea since everything was yummy af! We’re definitely going back to try the lunch menu as well. From what we’ve heard, it’s supposed to be just as good as their breakfast. Maybe even better.

Get the porridge. Trust us.

Amanda had the oat and spelt porridge served with homemade fruit compote, tasty toppings and a very generous amount of almond butter, and it just blew her away. Order it, you won’t be disappointed.


Rådmansgatan 57, Stockholm
Mon to Fri 07:30–18:00
Saturday 09:00–17:00
Saturday 10:00–17:00


Svenska: Gast är ett systerkafé till Kaffeverket, Snickarbacken 7 och Kvarteret. Ett riktigt mysigt kafé som är perfekt för frukost, brunch och lunch. Passar även för dig som är vegan!