As far as we know there are two cafés on Hisingen that serves specialty coffee: Alkemisten and Llama Lloyd.
Only a block away from Kvilletorget, in the corner of Tunnbindaregatan and Väderkvarnsgatan, lies Llama Lloyd – the bicycle café. Forget about latte art, this is a filter coffee shop. And no, we didn’t even miss the espresso machine.
Robin, the founder and barista at Llama Lloyd serves you excellent pour over coffee, roasted by Per Nordby. If you’re hungry, you can also get yourself something to eat. Robin makes his own soups, sandwiches and cookies.
The café itself is quite small. There are a few seatings inside, maybe 6-8, but there is also an outdoor seating area by the street, which is absolutely lovely when it’s sunny. The bar desk is also a blackboard, where Robin gives tips about bicycle organizations in Gothenburg, such as where to repair your bike, where to buy a used bike or where to recycle one. The walls are decorated with beautiful Gothenburg prints from Hisingen Grafiska Verkstad.
At our first, and so far only visit (there will be more we promise), Robin brewed Kaiguri, a Kenyan coffee from Per Nordby, which was absolutely amazing. If you go here be sure to go by bike, at Llama Lloyd all bike riders get 10% off.
Tue – Fri: 09:00–18:00
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We recently bought a bag of coffee that Per Nordby has been roasting for a long time, Kopakaki. With it’s new packaging Per Nordby has got one of the most beautifully designed coffee bags in Sweden, maybe Europe.
Kopakaki is a light roasted coffee from Rwanda. It’s very juicy and has a fine acidity of grape fruit. Even though Kopakaki has been out for a long time, we’ve never bought it on bag before. It makes a really fine cup on the v60, but as summer just arrived here in Sweden, we wanted a cold brew. We made a cold brew using the aeropress and we’ve only got one word for this coffee – wow!
How to brew a really good cold brew using the aeropress with Kopakaki. You’ll need:
- 60g hot water
- 80g cold water
- 60g ice
- 13g coffee
Grind the coffee and let it bloom together with the hot water for about 35 seconds. Add the cold water (the cold water will make the extraction stop, a tip we got from the 2012 World Aeropress Champion Charlene De Buysere). After a total time of 1:00 minute, press slowly over ice. Finish at 1:30.
Notice how sweet the coffee suddenly got, and how magnificent it is as cold brew.
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
Note: if you’ve been to Viktors Kaffe, be sure to rate them at ratebean.com