Destinations

Discover the understatedly hip Gothenburg

Forget cool Scandi hues, Sweden’s second city is bursting with colour.

[↑] A combined coffee bar and concept store, Heyday is a millennial-pink boutique where customers can sip pastel-coloured lattes while browsing  eclectic home décor items.

[↑] Seminarieparken used to be where teachers-to-be trained in botany. Today, the idyllic park offers a beautiful setting for a stroll amidst trees and green plants.

[↑] It’s always a good day for a treat at Heyday where customers can shop local design items with a side of coffee.

[↑] Eco-bakery Cum Pane ­specialises in bread but also serves beautiful twisted cardamom buns. A Gothenburg ­institution, many of the city’s bakery chefs have been trained by head baker Robin Edberg.

[↑] Tucked behind a garage door, the restaurant, bar, and events space at Studio HPKSM serves up music, wine, and atmosphere−with a menu boasting rustic Italian flavours.

[↑] Opened in 2015 with 50 seats in a small garage, Studio HPKSM has since grown to be one of Gothenburg’s most popular places for music, food, and drinks.

[↑Colour is an understatement at Heyday, a café and boutique sporting the opposite of typical Swedish design and showcasing an array of local brands.

[↑] A little treasure with an industrial feel, Olssons Vin is where crowds feast on budget-friendly charcuterie platters and generous pours of Bourgogne blanc.

Photos James Silverman

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