Nolbygårds Cafe & Bakery
It’s difficult to choose from all the delicious cookies, cakes and homemade bread.
In the café you’ll find a variety of cookies, sandwiches and raw food snacks.
On the second floor there’s a small boutique with homemade, knitted clothes.
In the garden there’s beautiful flowers and antique furniture everywhere.
Most of the vegetables that are served at the café are grown in their own garden.
Behind Nolbygård are the most beautiful yellow and green meadows.
There’s an old tram in the garden and if you want you can sit inside and have a cup of coffee.
The barn is full of old antiques like bicycles, furniture, windows, toys and paint.
So many pretty things…
An organic café serving a healthy soup buffet and delicious organic cookies
I love to grab a snack, and if it’s organic and serves raw food balls, then I have to try it. It was a perfect outing for me and my kids. This cozy café is located just outside the city center of Alingsås and if it is nice weather outside I recommend sitting in the beautiful garden amongst all the flowers. This particular day, when we were here with my mother and the children, it was pretty chilly, but we found a cozy nook indoors and it was just as fine. All rooms are furnished with traditional furniture. The walls are decorated with floral wallpaper and you can hear quiet and soft music that strengthens the feeling that you have been moved to another century.
We choose the soup buffet for 95kr and we taste the nettle soup and the red lentil soup with the bakery’s own fantastic homemade bread. Afterwards it is difficult to choose from the cake buffet, to make sure we don´t miss out, we take one slice of almost everything. Of course I try the raw food balls, mom tries the biggest vanilla bun filled with vanilla cream and the kids try the cookies, miniature mazarin, chocolate ball and a soft chocolate cake. The raw food balls were OK but not fantastic, though the other cakes got 10/10. Both mom and the kids looked very pleased with their pastries.
In the bakery you can even buy small items such as olive oils, jam, the bakery’s own coffee and more. I bought chaga mushrooms that I have read a lot about, but never tried. It is a mushroom that grows on tree trunks. It absorbs the nutrients from the tree and concentrates the contents so that it’s full of good nutrients.
In Siberia it is called “the mushroom of immortality¨ and studies from the USA describes the mushroom as one of the strongest antioxidants available. You can buy chaga mushrooms as powder, but I tried putting whole chunks in boiling water. It turned out pretty good. Almost exactly like coffee. The mushroom was expensive (200kr for one packet), but it can be used for a long time and can be cooked over and over again until the color fades away. The chaga mushroom shall be cooked for a long time to get out as much nutrients and taste as possible. I made a big pot of it that I cooked for one hour and then poured in a bottle so I had really good ¨coffee¨ for days. I can really recommend trying chaga. It tastes delicious and very healthy.
Bottom line: Try this place, you won’t regret it.
Raw food 4/10
Value for money 8/10
Nolbygårds organic bakery
441 38 Alingsås