When I woke up with a bad cold on Wednesday morning I wasn’t surprised. As far back as I can remember, I always get a bit sick during the holidays. Nothing serious but it’s like as soon as I allow myself to relax I catch something nasty. Although I was not very happy with the prospect of being sick around Christmas, I was looking forward to the four days off starting today! And today was a perfect day to be a little bit sick and stay in bed: cold and rainy! However, I woke up in panic when I remembered that I had a very special mission today: write a post for Sparrow in the Tree Top!
I’ve never been very big on Christmas! Sure, I enjoy seeing friends and family being excited about the Christmas spirit but nothing more than that. I would enjoy decorating when I was with someone who loved it but in the last few years I never put up any Christmas decorations at home. This year, I made a minor exception when I put up some traditional Swedish Christmas lights in my windows.
Sparrow in the Tree Top, on the contrary, seems to be embracing the Christmas spirit to the maximum. Go visit her blog to see what I mean 😉 But I would strongly suggest you spend some time looking at all her stuff. It is pretty cool.
So, when I drove past Eclair a couple of weeks ago I promised myself to come back before Christmas. Here is why!
Technically, Eclair is not really a Café. It is more like a bakery, or a Konditori. Like Sparrow in the Tree Top, Eclair is very enthusiastic about Christmas. From the two women behind the counter with Santa hats to everything in the shop.
I should probably mention that Eclair only has two tables. Being a bakery, people usually don’t sit to have coffee, although the coffee was pretty good. In the pure tradition of my coffee cruising in Stockholm, I also had a nice little nut pastry with my cappuccino!
When I walked into Eclair the two women behind the counter seemed a bit bored. But as soon as I sat at the little table by the door, customers wouldn’t stop coming in. I’d like to think that I was responsible for attracting business but the main point here is that it wasn’t great for my cold! At least I had a nice views on all things Christmassy, from the Santa bread to the Christmas balls from the ceiling.
Even though this is supposed to be all about Christmas and Emily, I could not really let you go without seeing Eclair’s version of the Swedish Chef!
Eclair Konditori, Hornsgatan 104, 117 26 Stockholm