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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Simply the best coffee and an amazing approach by the team working there! I have traveled around the world and I always look for the best coffee and now I have found the best espresso and cappuccino! The cakes and pastries are delicious and looks...like a piece of art!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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StClairAlvesta, Ägare at Cafe St. Clair, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022

Thank you so much dear Liselott 😍 It’s always so nice to meet you !

Reviewed July 4, 2022

A cosy little spot very centrally located close to the railway station with a slight Japanese touch which lends it a particular charm. Well made sandwiches and simple dishes.to be highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

I traveled the world to find the best cappuccino at Cafe St. Clair in Alvesta! The staff is amazingly friendly - Don´t miss to visit !

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Always a treat for the family to go to eat in St Clair. They also do the best ice cream. Very helpful staff too.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

The other positive reviews on TripAdvisor enticed me to this café when I happened to change trains in Alvesta. Just one block from the train station, I was welcomed by a little sidewalk blackboard advertising the specials of the day. Up the stairs I went...into a cozy café, where I was promptly greeted by a warm personable staff who truly are passionate about providing delicious sandwiches, warm dishes & desserts in a warm atmosphere. I was smitten! Such hospitality I haven’t experienced anywhere in Sweden. The cheerful owner quickly took my order & within minutes I was served a warm mozzarella & tomato panini with a smile! That along with a small side salad hit the spot, very tasty for a quick lunch. I’ll definitely be back whenever I’m in the area! Thank you for brightening my day & making my tummy happy!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

We stumbled upon this whilst waiting for a family member. What a fantastic place! Friendly, cosy and warm ambiance. The selection of home made sandwiches and cakes were astonishing. The service made you feel like you were at home, one of the regulars. Absolutely well...worth a visit!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by Alvesta to get some food. Everyone we asked in the neighborhood recommended this place. We found free parking at the square. Then it was just 2 minutes of walking. Small place, and we saw plenty of younger customers here in age 18-30....The staff was Swedish/Japanese. So we also learned some new language. Food? We took a club sandwich, and it tasted fabulous. Thanks for giving us this new experience. //GoranMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Staff was extremely nice as well as the food I had. Nothing special salads, soup, sandwiches, cakes, everything seems to be home made like your friend would invite you. Small very cosy place, I really liked it. I jusr needed to eat something but I...really felt like a family dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

A lovely gem unexpectedly found in a little town where the main railroad Stockholm-Malmö crosses the Gothenburg-Kalmar line. Excellent Swedish-Japanese food in a very warm and friendly setting - almost like a large, cozy living room. A few, but very carefully selected beers. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

The ambiance is very inviting. The Excellent food and very friendly staff makes you want to spend a long time here. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a wait between trains here and the ticket office recommended this cafe, glad they did. Nice miso soup with chicken curry and all the produce looked fresh and healthy. Great service too!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

Fresh, good selection of food, friendly staff, quirky and sweet locale. We had soup of the day, wich was a wonderful mushroom soup, perfecty served steaming hot out of the kitchen, with home made croutons and a very fresh salad on the side. As far...as I can judge, there's no reason to go anywhere else in Alvesta! Sadly, they don't do dinner. Let's hope they will in the future.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Cute and unexpected place. Sandwiches, sushi and coffe. They also sell some japaneese specialities. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This was a drop in for lunch in this small town before a train trip. Absolutely worth it. Very good food and very nice service. Worth every penny. Japanese roots.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

Cafe St. Clair is a hidden gem. It is by far the best cafe in Alvesta, Sweden and, indeed in all of Smaland. The daily lunch is a great bargain. Emmanuel, the Swedish chef, is outstanding and varies the menu every week. His Japanese wife...Masumi is front of house and a charming and conscientious hostess. The pinnacle of Cafe St. Clair is "Sushi Friday" when Masumi makes by hand fresh sushi. It is as good as in Tokyo. The Sushi Friday is usually the last Friday of the month - but it is essential to check ahead as there are some months when there is no Sushi Friday. Reservations are essential as most days from noon until 1:30pm all the seats are full. I cannot recommend Cafe St. Clair too highly. Masumi & Emanuel are wonderful people and the food is beyond compare. My wife and I eat there at least once a week for lunch and sometimes more often.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Cafe St. Clair is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5