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Malmö Saluhall

Opened in late 2016, Malmö Saluhall has helped breathe life into a formerly industrial, and arguably neglected, patch of the city. A lively waterside market in a converted 1800s freight depot, it is the beating heart of Malmö’s artisanal food scene, with vendors offering everything from street food to Swedish produce – think handmade sausages, freshly caught fish and pickled veg. On a balmy summer’s day, head to the Favvo Glass stall and be prepared to never look at ice cream the same way again.

Vollmers

With two Michelin stars, Vollmers isn’t what you might call a casual dinner. It is, however, one of Sweden’s most pioneering gastronomic destinations, and difficult to overlook for those keen to discover why Malmö is touted as a blossoming food haven. Headed up by brothers Mats and Ebbe Vollmer, the restaurant specialises in intricate Scanian dishes and is the continuation of a culinary legacy that started when both worked at their mother’s tavern. Needless to say, rock up without a reservation and you’re likely to be disappointed.

Boulebar Drottningtorget

Boulebar may be open late, but this square-side spot is all about the brunch. While away a late morning with French style food and opt for a seat outside – fickle Malmö weather permitting – to take in the atmosphere of the characterful Drottningtorget. The restaurant and bar is so named as it also plays host to its own boules court, and if you’re unconcerned about looking like a rookie, you can try your hand at the game – which involves rolling balls as close as possible to a stationary target. More fun that it sounds.

Söderberg & Sara

The younger Malmö sibling to an Ystad institution, Söderberg & Sara is a bakery, coffee roaster and café, that offers some of the best bread and pastries in the city. The ideal spot to make like a local and stop for fika, the simple, stylish, almost utilitarian surroundings are a fitting backdrop for the artfully assembled mountains of sourdough and cinnamon buns that spill across the counter. Get a long black to go and wander the neighbourhood (St Knut), which is a popular hangout for creatives and young professionals.

Café No.6

A small coffee shop with a not-so-small menu, Café No.6 serves up an extensive range of options for caffeine connoisseurs, from Chemex to blends by local micro-roasters. The ever-evolving selection of sweet bites is another reason to pass by, whether you’re in the market for elaborately decorated cakes, picture perfect muffins or, occasionally, affogato. In the spring and summer, a small garden across the street is opened for those who like their fika al fresco.

Malmö Saluhall

Vollmers

Boulebar Drottningtorget

Söderberg & Sara

Café No.6

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