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Brunch and pancakes at Café Foam

Price varies: 144 – 155:- SEK per person for brunch dishes

American pancakes with fresh fruit

American pancakes with fresh fruit cost 145 sek

Available: Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: Karlavägen 75, 114 49 Stockholm
Phone Number: 08-660 09 96
Website: Brunch @ Café Foam
Email Address: [email protected]
Reservations: not available
Last Review Date: August 14, 2011

Pros

  • Decadent pancakes with piles of fresh fruit
  • Large servings. Share with a friend.
  • Brunch dishes include a latte or freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Really good coffee
  • Free wifi! Password = maofcoffee
  • Trendy decor and central location in Östermalm

Cons

  • Not a brunch buffet
  • Limited brunch menu

Brunch buddies Oscar, Elaine and Kate

Brunch buddies Oscar, Elaine and Kate

Overview

Café Foam is located a few blocks from the Stadion subway station on Karlavägen. If the weather is nice, you might get lucky and be able to nab one of the few tables outside. But fear not, there is plenty of space inside this trendy neighborhood café that offers a nice brunch menu on the weekends – and Free Wifi! (password = maofcoffee)

All of Foam’s other dishes, that range from nice fresh salads to mouth watering pasta and sandwiches, are available even on the weekends. The servings are large – share with a friend to sample multiple dishes!

This time we were joined by fellow blogger @kwise321 (or Kate amongst friends) and her friend Elaine. Kate writes The Expat Blog at Sweden.se as well as her personal blog, Transatlantic Sketches, about life as a serial expat.

Canadian maple syrup modelled by Oscar

Canadian maple syrup modelled by Oscar

American pancakes

I’m a fan of pancakes. I’m a really big fan of american pancakes. And when they are served with fresh fruit, real canadian maple syrup and a nice helping of vanilla ice cream – I’m happy. That’s exactly how the pancake platter at Café Foam is served. It’s a toss up between Café Sirap and Foam as to which has the best pancakes in Stockholm.

The fresh fruit ranges from sliced apple, banana and star fruit to raspberries, honeydew melon, grapes and strawberries. Its all seasonal so the selection might differ depending on time of year of course

The pancake platter costs 145 sek per person and comes with either a café latte or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Our American friends were also impressed. As Kate says:

Pancakes were delicious and met the “born in the USA” approval. The taste was more complex and interesting than standard pancakes and reminded Elaine and I of buckwheat pancakes a little bit, but the menu didn’t specify what kind of flour or flour mixture was used.

Chicken Club Sandwich

Club sandwich was nothing special

Club sandwich was nothing special at 155 sek

Also available of the brunch menu is a tasty Chicken Club Sandwich. Like the pancakes, you can choose either a latte or an orange juice which is included in the cost of 155 sek. The sandwich consists of chicken fillet, bacon and avocado. It’s served with a fresh garden salad and oven-roasted potatos

Our resident carnivore (Oscar) thought the sandwich itself was nothing special. The chicken was fine and the bacon was tasty but the bread was too thin and hard, and it suffered from a distinct lack of curry. In fact curry + chicken + bacon = match made in heaven, so leaving out the curry makes for a much less heavenly club sandwich.

Other dishes

Grilled halloumi and fresh salad

Grilled halloumi and artichoke salad at 115 sek

While the special brunch menu also consists of a traditional brunch platter, no one us had it this time around. But it consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and a fresh salad according to the website. The brunch platter will set you back 145 sek and like the other dishes, is served with either a café latte or an OJ. We’ll be sure to sample it next time in order to give our own verdict.

The standard dishes on Foam’s menu include fresh pastas (108 – 130 sek), assorted salads (108 – 150 sek), different kinds of grilled sandwiches (74 – 118 sek) as well as an extensive list of coffees and smoothies.

Our brunch guests shared a really nice looking Halloumi and Artichoke salad (115 sek) and the aforementioned american pancakes.

According to Kate:

The Halloumi salad was beyond delicious, especially the tender, marinated artichoke heart in the middle. The halloumi itself was also delicious and expertly cooked, although it takes more effort to get me to dislike cheese than like it. The salad also had some sort of pesto dressing… Warm, lightly spiced, mmmmmm.

Final verdict

If you’re a fan of American Pancakes, Café Foam is not to be missed. The servings are large enough to share with a friend, there is plenty of seating room inside (and some outside during nice weather). The free Wifi is a nice bonus, especially if you have out of town friends in tow.

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Have you been to Café Foam? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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