Mallboden Café  by Göta kanal
Mallboden Café  by Göta kanal

Mallboden Café by Göta kanal

Enjoy Swedish fika (coffe and cake) or Mallboden´s famous waffles in Motala in a historic setting by the Göta canal.

Product description

Motala Verkstad's old workers' housing has been converted into a hostel and the warehouse for old boat templates is now a cafe with a warm atmosphere.

Our café mainly offers our famous waffles. The classic with strawberry jam and wipped cream is still the favourite. Of course, you can make your own classic favorite with redcurrant jam, raspberry jam, ice cream or something else. There are some good contenders in waffle heaven. "Summer" - a waffle with seasonal fruits and berries together with ice cream and cream makes it very popular. The sweeter contenders "Rocky road" and "Marängsviss" are also many guests favorite. "Rocky road" is served with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, marshmallows, nuts, chocolate caramel and noisette sauce. "Marängsviss" with meringues, bananas, chopped chocolate, ice cream, whipped cream and noisette sauce. Of course there is also a "Göta canal" waffle - it is served with ice cream, whipped cream and of course raspberry boats (a local candy)...

There are also lots of home-baked delicacies. The Swedish cake, the apple cake, the kladdkakan, the daimtårtan, the carrot cake usually appear in the cake fridge and share the same place with cinnamon buns, rhinestone burgers, almond cakes, chocolate balls and chocolate biscuits.

During peak season, lunches and light meals are also offered. The menu includes baked potatoes, lasagne, caesar salad and the thin Tarte flambé. We serve the food outside in the garden where you can sit in a cozy environment and watch the canal boats slowly pass by.

Göta canal
A more beautiful environment is harder to find for your walk or bike ride. Head east towards Borenshult locks where you can follow the canal boats down the 15 meter falling lock stairs out into Boren. If you want the bike ride continues via lake Boren until Göta canal continues in Borensberg and then continues past Ljungsbro and Bergs locks. If you choose to head west, you will soon pass the grave of Baltzar von Platen. Baltzar von Platen who founded and led the construction of the Göta canal and also drew the city plan of Motala. Unfortunately, Baltzar died in 1829, three years before the Göta canal was completed. Further along the Göta canal you reach Motala harbour, where the Göta canal ends into lake Vättern.

Motala Workshop
At the Mallboden Café & Vandarhem is the cradle of Motala industry.

Warm welcome!