An insider's weekend in Malmö, Sweden
Looking for a local’s weekend recommendations for Malmö? Karin Ericson, of liveswedish.com, has given Lady Adventurer her tips:
My top five restaurants:
Saltimporten. Go by bike for lunch and enjoy food served by top chefs Sebastian and Ola in a harbour side, industrial setting.
Bastard is one of the most popular restaurants in Malmö. Eat in the bar or the cosy backyard and have a great bottle of organic wine.
Saiko serve small Japanese dishes from a young Swedish chef who took second place in the Sushi World Cup a couple of years ago.
Daniel Berlin. Leave the city to enjoy Scandinavian fine dining at this marvellous little place. Clean, simple food served with love from their own garden. You will meet the whole family Berlin here. Booking a table is advised.
Tempo has been the place for DJs, journalists and creative people in Malmö for a long time. They have really good and inspiring food, as well as nice vegetarian alternatives.
My top five clubs and bars:
Babel is located in an old church. Check out the website to find out what’s on, dance to DJs from around the world and enjoy the great drinks.
Belle Epoque is a bar where everyone who knows what’s cool and what’s not goes to have a drink before they head out in Malmö’s club-district.
Bastard has the best drinks in town, the best atmosphere and the best guests. Walk away from touristic “Lilla Torg” and go where the people of Malmö hang out.
Debaser is the best place to enjoy the spring and summer. It has big outside sofas, good drinks and a range of different club nights and concerts.
Klaffbron is a cool place that has its peak in the summer. Go and dance under the sky with the ocean next door.
My top five cafes:
Slottstärdgårdens kafé is a beautiful place in the park where famous TV-chef Tareq Taylor cooks lunch. You can have your fika (coffee break) in the garden – it’s very popular.
Kafé Agnez is an eco-friendly vegetarian café with the best cheesecake in town.
Solde is identifiable from the fixed gear bikes outside. Drop by, say hi to Johan, Jonas and Dan, and enjoy fantastic coffee.
Noir is where the city’s creative types go for their coffee break. Sit in the outdoor seating for great people watching.
Kaffebaren på Möllan Everybody, in the bohemian area, goes here for a coffee. Sit on a bench outside with Malmö’s ‘it’ crowd and discuss last night’s concert.
Liveswedish is a bespoke concierge service, launched by Visit Sweden, to help you plan your trip to Stockholm, Skåne or Gothenberg. For more of Karin's Malmö tips and the chance to win a trip visit http://liveswedish.com/2012-malmo/