Sweden Trip, April 2018 Part 6
We had some time before the walking/riding tour of the subway system began, so we navigated the subway system on our own and rode the subway to Södermalm. Brittney had told us about a few coffee shops we needed to try when we were in Södermalm, so we waited to get our morning coffee from the suggested places. On our way to Södermalm, we got lost. Not really understanding the subway system, we went the opposite way and we just got to see more of the city. We quickly realized our mistake and got on the subway heading to Södermalm. Our first stop in Södermalm was the look-out on top of the Gondolin restaurant. You can see most of the islands and waterways that surround Stockholm. It is a must-see part of Stockholm and you get great pictures!
I bought an Americano and he only had one size, which was probably equivalent to a medium. It was only $3 USD, which I was fine with! He handed me the cup and we left. A few steps out of the shop, I felt the cup was lighter than it was expected to feel. I opened the lid and it was only 1/4 full of coffee. No. I was not going to stand for it. I walked back into the shop and I told him I wasn't too pleased with the single shot of espresso and no water added to it. He claimed that is how the Swedes make their Americanos. I told him that I would absolutely appreciate it if he made it the "American" way and he said that I had great initiative, filled the coffee cup with an extra shot of espresso and water; he also told me to choose a chocolate for my trouble. I felt empowered standing up for myself... even if it was over getting all the coffee that I paid for.
Hemköp one last time for plane snacks, and ended our last evening in Stockholm until our next trip.
While waiting for the flight to board, I ordered a sandwich and smoothie from Joe & the Juice. It was delicious! I wish that there was a Joe & the Juice in the States. During the first plane ride from Stockholm to Reykjavik, I broke out some of those plane snacks and had fika up in the sky with my parents, after all, you can't fika by yourself. Whatever coffee that Iceland Air uses is delicious. I need to find out what coffee they serve.