Driving around the small island of Fårö, looking for sustenance (it was lunch time after all), I spotted a pretty driftwood sign by the road pointing us in the direction of Lauters Café.
I think it epitomises the island perfectly with it’s ruins, makeshift furniture and laid-back vibe.
You could play boule, have a siesta in the hammock or even a massage.
Or have lunch. Which is what we did.
Mum and dad had the sandwiches to your left with cooked brisket and mustard, and I had one of the wraps in the foreground with smoked salmon, horseradish and rocket.
Simple food, but very well prepared. There was also a huge lunch buffet serving lots of salads, sausages and pancakes for pudding. That was too much for us though, but we couldn’t resist something sweet to finish off our lunch.
The traditional saffron pancake, typical for Gotland.
With dewberry jam and whipped cream of course. To my mother this is a little piece of heaven, and this one in particular was amazing. The best one either of us had ever had.
We also had to have a cardamom bun and it was equally amazing. I think this might be my new favourite café.
The kind of café I wouldn’t mind owning one day. Set in the beautiful countryside, a place to have good food and just hang out.
Gorgeous, isn’t it?!
And the best part, was definitely having that saffron pancake in this milieu; among the ruins.
Lauters Bar Mat Café, Fårö Lauter 1993, 624 66 Fårö, Sweden