|One small section of a huge garden|
|Peeking through the trees at another garden area|
|More charming garden views|
|Walk off your pastries with a visit to the farm animals, who hang out on the land adjacent to the dining areas|
|Pastries sit on this window, adjacent to the garden. The cottage storefront is just inside, where you can buy treats to-go. This setup reminded me of the scenes in old cartoons, when fresh baked pies sat on windowsills, tempting passers by.|
|Have your coffee break in the greenhouse if it's raining|
Eventually needing more space, the business expanded by building a separate bakery area. Generations later, this place still captures your imagination-- and your stomach. These hearts belong permanently on any itinerary of Southern Sweden, much like beignets belong on any worthwhile tour of New Orleans. Every good traveler knows you can't let a trip pass without sampling the regional powdered sugar confection of choice. If you need more reasons to visit, they also have cake.
Some of you might be wondering if the traditions of such bakeries will get swept away by modernity, but I wouldn't worry. Take as a testament the guestbook sitting in the cottage at Lundgren, where visitors can take pen to paper to proclaim their devotion to this coffee and pastry refuge.