One weekend Honey and I were taking a walk around Gamla Stan in Stockholm. We live close to this part of town and it’s always lovely to visit it. There are for sure very busy and bustling tourist areas in the center and certain main lanes, but if you explore a bit far, there are many quiet and cozy lanes waiting for you to discover. That’s how we bumped into Mitt Cafe, which offers vegan option on their menu.
Mitt Cafe in Swedish means “my cafe”. I guess the owner wants people to feel home here. The place is small and cozy. There are sofas, big round table, small square table, bar style high chairs and tables etc. You can choose your favorite to sit around. One wall is hand painted with a lovely elephant. American old songs were playing in the background. The atmosphere felt very relaxed homey with a little retro touch. By the way, they also have a “hygge” window seat with cushions. In the summer it would be nice to sit and eat outside.
We ordered a big plate of vegan salad with “oomph”, which is a ready-to-eat “pulled vegan meat” product available here in Sweden. The salad was well proportioned with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes,carrots, corns, kidney beans, blanched almonds, edamame beans and sprouts, topped with oomph. I love the variety of quality ingredients here. However, the dressing tasted rather bland. If they worked out a great vegan dressing, it would have made the whole plate really really nice. By the way, I also prefer the toasted nuts and seeds instead of raw ones in the salads.
Another dish we ordered was saffran (or tumeric? I don’t remember) rice, smaller salad and a vegan stew with soy meat. The salad had the same problem as I mentioned above. Rice tasted ok. The stew was pretty mild, I loved the warmth provided by mixed spice, but as a whole it lacked flavor that I expected from stew. The texture were also slightly thin, which made it almost soup-like.
Perhaps because it is run by just two persons, even it was not super crowded, we did have to wait for a long time for our food. Normally it was ok but if you’re super hungry this can be a torture.
Mitt Cafe is cozy, located in a nice area, and the chef was cordial, however there are for sure some areas that still need improvement. We would love to come back again later. If you’re plant-based, plan to visit gamla stan and have lunch here, we still recommend that you give it a try.