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Björk Cafe & Bistro Opens With a Taste of Sweden in Midtown
November 10, 2022, 8:08.49 pm ET


Photos: Björk Cafe & Bistro

Swedish chef Ulrika Bengtsson, and partner Sabina Lindmark, are bringing the flavors of Sweden to Midtown with Björk Cafe & Bistro (58 Park Avenue) at Scandinavia House. The café is offering healthy Nordic cuisine, building on the success of Ukrika’s which revolutionized dining on the Upper East Side in the late 1990s.

Now, Bengtsson has carefully arranged a menu of Scandinavian classics and American favorites with a twist, as well as after-work specials, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages from Un’sweet, and Vinimundi.

“We will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” Bengtsson said. “We will definitely offer herring, smörgåsbord, shrimp, gravlax; and among many more dishes, of course, the traditional meatballs, which can be made with beef, chicken, fish, or even be plant-based, served with lingonberries and cucumbers. We will also have cinnamon buns and other Scandinavian pastries.”

The casual Nordic design, curated by Ateljé Nordöst, offers natural textures, and a color palette of greens and off-whites with bold rustic accents. Björk, which means “birch” in English, is also paying homage to an old birch tree that was recently removed outside. Weekend brunch and catering is also available.

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