Café Basement is a cosy corner bar & restaurant in an area of central Malmö called Gamla Väster which is dotted with cute, quaint streets and picturesque houses. This area is unfortunately often missed by visitors to Malmö who tend to follow the flow up the big walking street, hitting the main squares along the way.
At Café Basement you can enjoy tasty Scandinavian dishes like their homemade meatballs, their grilled pork with onion sauce or their classic ‘pytt i panna’ which everyone visiting Sweden should try at least once – potato, ham and onion mix – and theirs is topped off wonderfully with a fried egg and red beets.
They also have a good selection of beers and wines at reasonable prices – something quite hard to find in central Malmö. There is also a daily Afterwork special with a dish-of-the-day which includes a drink.
I think it’s the best place in Malmö to strike up a conversation with a random Swede, just make sure they seem to be at least on their 3rd or 4th beer. So enjoy a nice drink in the sun and meet laid back Swedes who are proud of their hidden gem that they call their local ‘kvarterspub’ (neighbourhood pub).