The quirky Haga area of Gothenburg

Haga, The Old Town, Gothenburg

Shopping Street in Gothenburg

Shopping Street in Gothenburg

There’s one thing I noticed on arriving in Gothenburg, and that’s the amount of coffee shops lining the streets; the Swedes are big coffee drinkers and they’ve even got a name for it: Fika.  Fika means meeting friends for a social get together for cup of coffee and of course something sweet to go with it.  Some of the nicest Fika spots are found in my favourite place in Gothenburg, the Haga district, a quaint little area that’s one of the oldest and historic parts of the city.  One of the most famous cafes is Cafe Kringlan, where they serve the most massive Cinnamon buns, which are at least a foot in circumference!

Cafe Kringlan, Haga, Gothenburg

Cafe Kringlan, Haga, Gothenburg

 Watching the world go by outside the Cafe Kringlan

Giant Cinnamon Rolls

Giant Cinnamon Buns in the Cafe Husaren

Cafe Husaren, Haga, Copenhagen

Cafe Husaren, Haga, Copenhagen

Inside the Cafe Husaren were also massive mounds of Cinnamon Buns, as big as a baby’s head.  The smell was amazing.

Goodies in Cafe Husaren

Goodies in Cafe Husaren

Cafe Husaren, Haga, Gothenburg

Cafe Husaren, Haga, Gothenburg

Le Petit Cafe, Haga, Gothenburg

Le Petit Cafe, Haga, Gothenburg

Another adorable cafe is Le Petit Cafe, which is totally full of vintage flower prints, gold framed pictures, comfy seating, farmhouse style tables and chairs, hanging chandeliers, kitchen paraphernalia, and of course full of gorgeous cakes.

Interior of Le Petit Cafe, Haga

Interior of Le Petit Cafe, Haga

The Cobbled Streets of the Haga District, Gothenburg

The Cobbled Streets of the Haga District, Gothenburg

Haga is a walk or a tram ride out of the main center of Gothenborg and I only found it by walking alongside the river and just happened upon it.  It’s also quite insignificant, there’s not a great deal to see in the way of sights, but it has a really nice vibe about it, with plenty of independent and individual shops lining the cobblestone streets and a lot of vintage and bric-a-brac shops amidst the original architecture.  But it wasn’t always this nice; it used to be quite rundown up until the mid-80s when the Haga district had a major renovation and became the very cool area that it is today.  I love the bunting across the streets.

Cafes in the Haga District, Gothenburg

Cafes in the Haga District, Gothenburg

Antique Shop, Haga, Gothenburg

Antique Shop, Haga, Gothenburg

Browsing the stores, Haga

Browsing the stores, Haga

 

Author: Debbie

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