It’s time to put together a small guide over Gothenburg (Sweden), where I lived for 12 years before moving to Berlin. I haven’t been back there since I moved almost 2 years ago so I can’t guarantee that everything is as good as it was back then, but these are some of the places I enjoyed while living there.
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My favouite season in Gothenburg was Fall, but all seasons have their charm. Make sure to bring good shoes and an umbrella – it rains more in Gothenburg than in London.
ANDRA LÅNGGATANS SKIVHANDEL
Andra Långgatan 33
Sells second hand CD’s and vinyl.
My number one favourite place to go for coffee.
ÅNGBÅTSCAFÉET, EDUARD MELIN
My friends and I used to go there every Sunday afternoon to have coffee and look at all the old people.
BENGANS CAFÈ & SKIVBUTIK
Record store and nice café. Great to sit outside in the summer and look at people passing by.
Great great Chinese food.
Coffee & Cigars, great for sitting outdoors and look at people.
This used to be my everyday café when I lived in Gothenburg. Great great coffee, super sweet staff.
Karl Johansgatan 60
My favourite Greek restaurant.
EGG & MILK
Övre Husargatan 23
American brunch place.
Second hand shop (clothes) with inspiring window displays.
Second hand shop.
Haga is a great area in the middle of the city with wooden houses, antique stores, cozy cafés. Don’t miss it!
Södra Allégatan 3
Amazing place to go for a swim which I used to do a lot. They serve breakfast afterwards, which I really recommend.
A cinema with a great bar/café/restaurant. Used to be one of my absolute favourites in Gothenburg. The food is great and quite affordable. Also, see Kino below.
Mässans Gata 24
Heaven 23 is located at the top of the hotel Gothia Towers, they serve their famous shrimp sandwhich which is good, but the view is the best.
Although I hardly ever bought anything there, I loved to visit Indiska – the place is gorgeous.
Right below Hagabion is Kino, a bar which also serves food (they share restaurant with Hagabion). Super great!
Where the river meets the sea, amazing place to see water.
This sausage stand was part of my daily life in Gothenburg, since I lived pretty close to it. Nice ladies serve nice sausages and burgers.
LE PAIN FRANCAIS
Övre Husargatan 26
A place I went for breakfast at pretty often.
LE PETIT CAFÉ
Haga Nygata 2
A cute café with a huge selection of sweets to go with your fika.
The big amusement park in the city, click link for more info.
Första Långgatan 4
Good Indian food.
The best coffee in Majorna (the neighbourhood where I used to live).
Good second hand shop.
Great pub and restaurant. This is the place where Johan and I made our biggest decisions together, like being together and also where we threw our wedding party.
Röda Sten 1
A great place for art, beer and sometimes party.
Great place for ceramics.
The biggest park in Gothenburg, you can see mooses and lots of other animals there, go for a run, have a picnic, have coffee etc. It’s very beautiful.
The best yarn shop!
Since you can’t buy alcohol in regular stores in Sweden you have to look up your closest Systembolaget. They have a great selection of beverages, but beware – it’s closed on Sundays.
WAY OUT WEST
A great great music festival which takes place in August every year (in Slottsskogen).
Best sushi in town.
Some other great places which I don’t have any photos of:
Great place for coffee.
RUM FÖR PAPPER
The best store for paper, so beautiful and the staff is great.
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