There are few really good coffee spots on Hisingen but Alkemisten is one of them. The café is situated in the up and coming Kvillebäcken. Serving their own coffee beans (roasted by Sandby Kafferosteri), Alkemisten brew your coffee as regular black filter, on machine and v60, or espresso based.
The seatings are quite few (and we pretty much captured the whole café in the picture above). We were there last Sunday on their opening day, and even though its newly opened, it felt as if the baristas had been working there for years. The interior is industrial with a thick concrete worktop on the bar desk, vintage Luxo lamps and wooden cable reels as tables.
Unfortunately, they didn’t serve pour over that first Sunday, but they promised it was on its way (and we saw pictures of it on Facebook a few days later). Instead of our standard pour over, we had an excellent Americano on their Neidan coffee and we also got to try their Waidan as espressos. In addition to pour over and espresso, we also saw a siphon on a shelf!
Except for coffee Alkemisten also have locally produced juices and organic food and pastries.
The name Alkemisten is translated to The Alchemist, and they also sell the book by Paulo Coelho.
Mon-Fri: 7 – 17
Weekends: 10 – 16
Gustaf Dahlénsgatan 14
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Just a quick walk from Haga lies one of the cafés of the well established Gothenburg chain da Matteo. The coffee is from their own roastery here in Gothenburg and is also available in 250g coffee bags. Here you can get yourself a pour over (made with the chemex or v60) or your ordinary espresso based, as well as beer, wine and cold drinks. If you are hungry, they have also got an á la carte menu, which is said to be one of the best ones in Gothenburg.
The café has two floors, on ground floor you find the bar as well as the majority of the seating, and on the upper floor an outdoor seating area. Some of the seatings are in the showroom for P.A.P , a local laptop cover producer. When crowded, the ground floor might get a bit noisy, and therefore we recommend the upper outdoor area, with heaters for cold days.
With good service and splendid coffee, da Matteo is always a safe bet when you are low on caffeine. They have always got at least two choises of beans for your coffee, and if you don’t know which one to choose, they are glad to help. Sadly they don’t serve the pour over during lunch hours.
If you are going to da Matteo at Sprängkullsgatan, just look for the red cow, it is always there when they are open.
Opening hours are
Mon-Tue: 7.30 – 19
Fri: 7.30 – 22
Sat: 10 – 22
Sun: 11 – 17
Closest bus stop: Hagakyrkan
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Viktors is a coffee bar situated on a side street to Avenyn. They serve pour over as well as espresso based coffee and during the summer they also serve cold drip.
It is a fairly small café with seating for about 20 people. During the warmer seasons there are also seatings outside. The interior is 70s inspired with Scandinavian windsor chairs and String shelves. The art on the walls is for sale and changes every now and then.
We have got the feeling that they mostly serve Johan & Nyström, though we know that they have served coffee from e.g. Per Nordby some time ago.
We think that the café itself is nice and would be a great place to study if it wasn’t for the loud music. Luckily you can grab yourself a take away and head for the library 100 meters away, because the coffee is really worth it. Make sure to try the pour over! (We do love the pour over!!)
If you, for some reason, are reading a coffee blog but do not fancy coffee, Viktors Kaffe serve tea and juices. If you want to grab something to eat, they also got sandwiches and bakeries.
They make their pour over with the v60, and grind with the Mahlkönig EK43.
Opening hours are Mon – Fri: 7 – 19
Weekends: 9.30 – 18
Closest bus stop: Götaplatsen
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