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  • Cafe Ofvandahls Hovkonditori
    Cafe Ofvandahls Hovkonditori
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  • Cafe Ofvandahls: Tea and  streusel cake
    Cafe Ofvandahls: Tea and streusel cake
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    Cafe Ofvandahls Hovkonditori

    by HORSCHECK Updated May 11, 2014

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    As one of my guidebooks described Cafe Ofvandahls Hovkonditori as having "old-world charm", I decided to give it a try on my second afternoon in Uppsala. The history of the cafe dates back to the 19th century and some famous locals are said to have visited the place in the past.

    Cafe Ofvandahls has a wide selection of cakes, pastries and even sandwiches on offer. I ordered a streusel cake and a black tea at the counter. The bill for both items was 50 SEK, which I found a reasonable price for Sweden.

    Unfortunately, the cafe was quite full, so that I had to take a seat at one of the very last free tables in the middle of one of the rooms. That way I could enjoy some people watching and listen to the conversations around me, which interesting enough were mostly in English.

    The interior of Cafe Ofvandahls is equipped with wooden tables, old paintings and plush sofas. Everything including the carpet looks a bit run down, but all this is part of the charm of the place. I would definitely come here again, but then would prefer to sit somewhere at the window.

    Cafe Ofvandahls: Tea and  streusel cake Cafe Ofvandahls Hovkonditori
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    For a cozy break

    by Maline Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For a cozy break, try Hugo's coffehouse. It is small, crowded, and with a huge selection of coffee, sandwiches etc.
    I really like the atmosphere in this place, and there is a smoking and a smoke-free section.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken and avocado sandwich with Balkan coffee. It's just good.

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    Broströms Café: Broströms Café

    by t_cims Written Jul 8, 2008

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    Café with atmosphere. Serves newly baked bread from its own bakery, sandwiches, soups, salads, pies, etc. Take-away available. Catering.

    Open: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12noon-4pm. Closed Sundays from June 20-Aug 31

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    Cafes: The most famous cafe in Uppsala

    by Thoomuch Written May 15, 2005

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    The Ofvandahls cafe was established 1887 and is the most known caré in Uppsala.
    it has always been very popular among students (and others) to just relax with a coupe of coffe and perhaps a bit of a cake (that they make themselfs).
    There are several small rooms to sit in, and they have kept it the old way with old stylded furnitures.....

    Favorite Dish: If you go there, try the bakery "Studenska" (= Female student). It really taste like a pretty girl/or clever one (i think..he,he..)......i dont really know but i think this bakery can just be found here in Uppsala and not anywhere else in Sweden...

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    Cafes: OFVANDAHLS CAFE

    by curiosone Written Feb 7, 2005

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    Mmmhhh..I have decisely a sweet tooth,and here I've
    found my hell... :)
    Absolutely "chic" here,but also relaxing..and I like it!
    Furthermore the local is quite wide..

    Bon appetit!

    Favorite Dish: Coloured pastries...a lot of coloured pastries...and you
    will be happy!! :)

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    Cafe Uroxen: Breakfast at Uppsala

    by cucumbre Written Nov 5, 2004

    There are some unique wall paintings on the interior of the cafe. I remembered the male owner said that they tell an old story. Anyway, you can always ask the owners (a young couple) when you are there. They are very friendly. :)

    Many of the muffins, pastries and chocolates are made by the owners with their own receipts. They are fantastic. I love to go there again.

    Favorite Dish: There was a variety of chocolates and they were really nice. I bought some from the cafe as a gift for a friend in S'pore. (Surprisingly, they didn't melt after almost a week.) My friend agreed that they were very well done.

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