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Göteborg; Hotel Liseberg Heden.

For about two weeks ago my childhood friends visited me here in Göteborg.

They arrived late on Friday. Since they had been working and travelling for hours, we decided to stay at my place. Drinking wine and chatting. Nice, as always with good friends. We called and made a reservation for a table, for the Saturday brunch at Hotel Liseberg Heden.

That’s where we started on Saturday. We were lucky to get a table at the window. Much nicer than in the middle of everything… The brunch was really good; mini marshmallows with melted chocolate, pancakes, omelets, fruits, brownies and other cakes, salmon sandwiches, hamburgers,… It costs 149 Sek. Eat as much as you can, during 1,5 hours. A normal price for that kind of brunch in Göteborg. The atmosphere was nice; cozy and calm. Families with small children were there at the same time, but the noise level got never too high. The brunch is served in a hotel restaurant, which is designed for the purpose. In comparison to some other brunch places. After the brunch we went shopping, before it was time to go back home and get ready for the first quarter finals of Melodifestivalen. The winner of Melodifestivalen will represent Sweden in the Eurovision song contest. We saw it live in Scandinavium! Normally I’m not too much for this kind of happenings… but this was more fun than I thought it could be. Interesting to see “behind” the TV cameras of this kind of show. When the show was over, we went to have a drink in Heaven 23; a restaurant/bar located on the top floor of Gothia Towers, next to Scandinavium. They are by the way supposed to serve the best shrimp sandwiches in town.

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Göteborg: Incontro.

Today I had a brunch date in Incontro, a restaurant on the first floor of Hotel Gothia Towers (Mässans gata 24).

I called them yesterday, to make a reservation. But I was told that they were fully booked, and since the Book Fair is in town there would probably be a lot of people. I got a little disappointed, since I had been looking forward to visit this restaurant. However, we decided to give it a try. And we were lucky! We were there 11:10, almost one hour before they did open the brunch. It was possible to sit in the area with not reserved tables, and wait. But it was almost empty, so we decided to go outside and sit in the sun for a few minutes while waiting for the clock to be 12. Around 11:30 we went back inside, and got to choose between two tables. A few minutes later also the other table was taken. So I guess you have to be there at 11:30 the latest, to get a table.

The brunch is served only on Sundays, and costs 159 Sek. Different kinds of salads, bread, smoothie in shot glasses, sausages, ribs, scrambled eggs, pizza, corn, pancakes, fruits, apple pie, tiramisu, cheeses,… A lot of nice and well prepared food. It’s in a piano bar, so you get to enjoy your food to live music. The tables aren’t squeezed together, and the volume isn’t too high. A really nice, calm, and relaxing Sunday brunch.

Göteborg; Bitter.

Today I enjoyed my brunch in a place called Bitter. It’s a restaurant/bar located on Linnégatan 59 (map).

A brunch costs 128 Sek (~14€). Sounds expensive, especially in comparison to the place where I had my brunch last time, but it isn’t. For 128 Sek you get to eat as much as you want. The buffet includes; salmon, eggs, ham, American pancakes, Scandinavian pancakes, bacon, fruits, bread, cheese, brie, scrambled eggs, sausages, vanilla pudding, brownies, salty pies, hamburgers, etc. More than I expect to be included in a brunch! Well. They didn’t have yogurt and muesli. But they had so much other things, to cover that up!

The interior of the restaurant is… typical Swedish restaurant. Nice. The restaurant was full when we were there, but it was easy to keep a conversation. Finished plates were collected away all the time. The service was good.

I don’t know if the brunch is served every day. But on Sundays at least, between 12:00 and 15:00.

Bitter is a place which will be included in my nice-places-to-have-brunch-in list.

Göteborg; Egg & Milk.

Now I’ve had my first brunch in Gothenburg. In Egg & Milk.

Egg & Milk is a restaurant inspired by the American diners of the 1950s, located on Övre Husargatan 23. They’re open between 7 and 15, and serve breakfast, brunch and lunch every day of the week. The prize of a brunch is 79Sek, about 8.4€. You get a coffee or tea, an egg product (e.g. omelet, pancakes, waffles, or…), a bagel, and a milk/fruit product (e.g. yogurt with passion fruit, yogurt with raspberry jam, fruit salad, or…). The food was good and I got everything I expect to be included in a brunch. We got there around 10:15, and had a few tables to choose between. At 11 o’clock the place was full. And it was difficult to keep a conversation, because of the noise level. The overall impression was good, and I’ll go there again. But first I’ll try some other places. Café Tintin, for example. We went there for a coffee after the brunch. It’s a really cozy place on Engelbrektsgatan 22, and I saw they serve breakfast as well.

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Egg & Milk (alltomgoteborg.se)

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