A number of days in the past I was on the lookout by means of dining establishments in Stockholm for a upcoming, imagined excursion: for someday, when I eventually head there in individual. One particular of my discoveries, now at the best of my must-pay a visit to record? Agrikultur, a very small 24-seat cafe in a nondescript corner of the city, serving thoughtful compact dishes with elements from Sweden’s farms, waters, and wilds. I was taken with the ground-to-ceiling tiled partitions, rustic stacks of wood, oil lamps on every single desk, and the up-shut-and-private chefs’ counter. (In addition, Agrikultur has received a coveted star for the previous a few several years in the Michelin Information.)
When I emailed with Joel Åhlin, a person of the cooks/homeowners, I was amazed to discover that, right before Agrikultur opened in 2016, the place experienced been “a pizzeria and, ahead of that, an adult movie store with an unlawful strip club in the basement.” Åhlin and co-owner/chef Filip Fastén’s target for the new interiors, in tandem with designer Daniel Östman? “To make the friends actually come to feel like they have been invited home to me and Filip’s for dinner,” Åhlin says. Mission attained. Move inside of.
N.B.: Åhlin and Fastén just lately opened a very little sister cafe, Bar Agrikultur similarly clever, with half-painted walls.
Photography by Niklas Nyman, courtesy of Agrikultur.
1. Hang a muted wreath.
2. Convey again oil lamps.
3. Embrace flooring-to-ceiling tile.
4. Generate clever firewood storage.
Take note also how essentials are retained at the ready in the smaller place, like the long-managed pizza peel, held in location by two nails. The taps serve still drinking water, sparkling drinking water, and pilsner a compact rack previously mentioned keeps a handful of eyeglasses in quick get to for a pour.