On a recent trip to Sweden, my home country, I spent a few days exploring Österlen (the southeast corner of Sweden), which is most famous for its bohemian settlers, picturesque villages, and rolling farmland. One of my most memorable stops? Kafferosteriet, a small organic-minded hotel located in the tiny town of Löderup. The young owners, Kim Kullberg and Michelle Hansson (they were only 21 when they took ownership of the place in 2011), jumped on the idea of running the hotel when the previous owners decided it was time to move on. Comfortable in their new roles (Michelle has a background in hotel and restaurant management and Kim studied economics), the friends have turned the hotel into a hotspot for locals and European travelers visiting the Österlen area.
Photography courtesy of Kafferosteriet, unless otherwise noted.
Above: Kafferosteriet is made up of several farmhouses connected by a series of courtyards. Photo courtesy of Inredningshjälpen.
Above: Nirvan Richter, founder of Norrgavel (a Scandinavian furniture maker) is the mastermind behind the hotel’s interiors. Famous for designing classical, warm environments, he set out to create spaces that would enhance creative conversations among its guests—making them feel at home. Photo courtesy of Inredningshjälpen.
The library (guest lounge) was designed to encourage conversation and has a relaxed feel. Most of the furniture pieces come from Norrgavel.
Above: Norrgavelhuset, a 170 square meter (1,830 square feet) suite is a multifunctional space for both companies and guests to use. A private chef is on offer and guests can plan their menu with the chef. “The idea is to create an exclusive domestic evening in a comfortable setting,” says Kim.
Above: Besides the Norrgavelhuset suite, the hotel also offers 15 light-filled modern guest rooms.
Above: Cafe Söderberg & Sara is run independently from Kafferosteriet and offers wood-oven pizzas topped with local produce. A collection of colorful ceramics adds a playful touch to the otherwise spare cafe interior. Photo courtesy of Inredningshjälpen.
Above: The dining area has an industrial feel, with communal tables anchoring the space. Photo courtesy of Trendenser.
Above: During summer days, breakfast is served in the secluded garden. Most of the food is organic and sourced from their own gardens or locally. “We’re located in a ideal gardening zone, so we grow our own produce. We even make our own pate since the local one doesn’t meet our standards,” Kim says. All the jams are made in-house from whichever berry is in season, and the garden herbs are used to garnish the guests’ evening drinks.
Above: A simple table setting for guests.
Above: Kafferosteriet’s sign and a glimpse of the rolling farmland of Österlen in the background.