We decided that we wanted to do a small raid trip to Österlen. Its impossible to do Österlen in a day. So we chose just a few places to visit. Hörte Brygga, Shuffelboard, Fridtidsbaren, Reunion Home, Kafferosteriet and Olof Victors. Enjoy.
On the beautiful coast drive towards Ystad you will pass through many small villages. One that you should keep your eyes open for if Hörte. So glad that I finally got to visit this place. I have heard so much about it from fiends and family. We arrived just as they opened for lunch and already there where lots of people. They use local products from farmers near by and make very simple but amazing food.
This is how Hörte Brygga serves the food - in a metal basket with various pickled vegetables. When we visited it was pickled cauliflower, cucumber, smoked mayonnaise and a tapenade made with black beans (I think it was). They serve the main dish with is usually one meat dish and one fish on brown wrapping paper - no frills plain and simple.
The little piece of earth where time stands still " Fritidsbaren". We have visited this small gem many times. Its nothing fancy but it has a special feeling. The clock has stopped ticking many years ago. - and it feels that time really does stand still. Here you can have homemade cakes or a good cooked meal. Don't be surprised if they say "Hallå hallå" upon entering.
The beach at Ystadsandskog.
Shuffleboard and burgers a good combo on a sunny day. They serve other small dishes as well. You will find it just across the road from Ystads Saltsjöbaden Hotel.
Reunion Home in Gärsnäs is also a must if traveling to Österlen. You don't need to travel all the way to Morocco to buy beautiful things. Drive to Gärsnäs. This is shoppers paradise. A piece of Morocco, Portugal and Indien under one roof. Marie who is the owner is one of Swedens largest wholesalers of goods from Morocco. Stop for some good coffee and homemade cakes and shop until you drop. Gorgeous things.
Kafferosteriet is another place that I would recommend. This is a small hotel with a few room which have beautiful rooms all with amazing views over the countryside. They have a beautiful greenhouse where you can sit and enjoy your meal. Furnished very simple with a mix of Swedish countryside/farmers furniture. But very nicely put together with a mix of modern and old.