Himmelska Hundar, a dog friendly cafe in Stockholm Sweden. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
Why I’m in Stockholm
I visited Stockholm, Sweden, to attend TBEX Europe, a large conference and networking event for travel bloggers. It was held in Stockholm from 14 to 16 July 2016.
Rather than flying all the way from Hong Kong to Stockholm just to attend TBEX, I decided to spend an entire month in the Swedish capital. I arrived fully two weeks before TBEX began. In addition, I stayed behind in Stockholm for nearly two weeks after TBEX ended.
When I travel, I like to pretend I’m living in a place rather than visiting it, and that includes finding a cafe or a pub to hang out at. I like to become a regular.
Finding such a cafe was made easy for me in Stockholm. On my second full day here, I visited a bookshop a five minutes’ walk from the flat I rented on Airbnb.
While looking for books written by Swedish authors translated into English, I met a rseident of the neighborhood, who I believe is either a writer or a musician (or both).
Following a stimulating chat, he suggested we continue our conversation at a cafe nearby. He said it was a short walk and the prices were reasonable.
Himmelska Hundar has become my neighborhood haunt.
The cafe sits across the street from a large park and next to a mini park, which has tables and chairs.
When the weather is fair, regulars take their beverages and snacks to the mini park and chat.
Hanging Out with the Locals
Had I not met the local resident at the bookstore, I probably would not have found the cafe.
And even if I had, I certainly would not have dared join the regulars at their table.
They were honestly about the nicest people I have ever met!
As the Swedish name suggests, Himmelska Hundar is a dog friendly cafe. So for dog lovers, there is a double bonus.
Not only do you get to hang out with dogs, you also get to hang out with kindred spirits – other people that like dogs as much as you do.
What’s on the Menu
Make that a triple bonus: the food.
As the weather turned cool and dinner time approached, my table mates informed me that they were going inside.
The open face shrimp sandwiches were to die for, they said.
“You may join us if you like,” I was told.
I did, and they were.
The Food and Beverage
I totally loved this charming cafe! I often reminisce about the the ambiance, the food, the wine, the dogs, and the people – but not in that order.
Himmelska Hundar – Hedinsgatan 13, Stockholm, Sweden. Telephone: 08-41009877. Restaurant Website: Himmelska Hundar