Mostly coffee & cakes

Espresso House

Ever wondered why Starbucks hasn't expanded into Sweden? Well, now they have, but only on a handful of locations. And it was more of a rhetorical question. You see, in the nineties a couple in the south of Swed...

Patrón XO Café, Las Vegas, NV USA

Patrón is a brand of tequila products produced in Mexico by the Patrón Spirits Company, and Patrón XO is their "ultra premium" tequila. Either they've leased their name out, or they're actually having a café/ic...

Xurreria Trebol in Barcelona, Spain

Xurreria El Trebol launched in 1950, making it the oldest churros place in town, that’s still in business. You'll find all kind of fried items here,  such as chicken wings and variations of churros, like these ...

Wiener Caféet – Stockholm, Sweden

This place has existed since 1904, with various owners. Less than a year ago, the café was all renovated and became a modern high end coffee house (i.e coffee shop). The waiter seats you at a table, and the peo...
Café Fazer in Helsinki, Finland

Fazer Café – Helsinki, Finland

Karl Otto Fazer was a Finnish businessman, who in 1891 decided to establish a coffeehouse (i.e cafe) in Helsinki, Finland. His coffeeshop evolved into a Finnish empire of restaurants, coffee shops and even a wi...

Cafè Ekberg – Helsinki, Finland

In 1852, a Mr. Ekberg opened this establishment that still bears his name. The interior doesn't do it for me, and as I've already made clear and will remind you of over and over again - I only write about edibl...

Café Esplanad – Helsinki, Finland

In the late nineties, I was robbed by a couple of guys in an alley, in the outskirts of Bangkok. They left me with a swollen lip, and I left them with about 1500 baht. Today I arrived in Helsinki, Finland, and ...