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Outdoor restaurants

Alfresco-dining favourites in and around the city

Nothing feels more enjoyable than enjoying the late summer sun out on a café terrace, with a tasty bite to eat and a glass of something refreshing. Summertime being outside can feel particularly good. Here are a couple of places you really shouldn’t miss.

La Fabbrica Del GUSTO

Get that international feeling in the courtyard

If you fancy some good Italian food, La Fabbrica Del GUSTO is your place. It has a laid-back atmosphere where pasta, salads,burgers, antipasto and award-winning pizzas are served. Everything is made from scratch with organic and locally produced ingredients. Whatever your choice, you order your food directly from the cooks at the different food counters. Speedy, simple and super-tasty.

And as the evening draws in, Magazinet Bar opens up with good music, DJs and delicious cocktails.

Norra Station

A creative combination of culture, art and food

The sausage of all sausages, home-baked bread and home-roasted coffee. Norra Station is a gastronomic meeting place where you can drop by for a snack or lunch, or even book a guided food walk, or a coffee or chocolate tasting. Ingredients are carefully selected from local food artisans and coffee is roasted on site at Östersund’s Coffee Roastery, spreading a wonderful aroma right across the neighbourhood. Make sure you try out the renowned local sausages.

Set in a cosy courtyard, the place also has a roof terrace and is home to Galleri Lux.


The best view in town

A few metres up from the waters of Lake Storsjön and Östersund’s harbour you’ll find Marité, one of the city’s real summer gems. Good food and summery drinks are served up on the popular terrace, which has a fantastic view of Lake Storsjön and Oviksfjällen mountains.

Later in the evening, the two levels of the restaurant are transformed into summertime’s most popular nightclub.

Jazzköket Lagerbaren

A marvellous mix of music and food

Jazzköket has won more awards than any other of Östersund’s restaurants, and is focused on seasonal, local, organic, sustainable food. The bar follows the same philosophy with local brewers, Swedish-made spirits and international natural wines. It is a marvellous mix of live concerts and food.

On warm summer evenings, the cosy courtyard is open where delicious sour-dough pizzas are baked in the wood-fired oven.

Hamngatan Magasinet

décor, snacks and pintxos

At Hamngatan 12, the city’s cosiest interior design store has opened a café. All food is prepared from scratch, and is largely based on vegetables and fruit salvaged in the fight against food wastage. Take a seat in the courtyard for a tasty lunch, a snack, or a glass of wine in the sun.

On Fridays they serve Pintxos, plates of cold-cuts and other goodies. Hamngatan is also an official reseller of the award-winning ice-cream from Glassbaren in Bräcke.



Food and music in a lush green oasis

Gamla Teatern was built in 1884 by the Order of Good Templars, and at the time was the largest wooden building in Sweden. Its leafy Teaterträdgårn has plenty of space for the whole family. Themed food is on the menu here, including the Grill buffet, Pizza evenings, Prawn parties and Quiz nights.

DJs take to the stage on Fridays and Saturdays, and if the evenings get a little cooler, then there’s plenty of space to huddle up by the outdoor heaters.

Jazzköket Saluhall

Delicacies to stay or to go

This food hall has a fabulous food counter full of fresh ingredients that make your mouth water. Take your pick from local meat prepared on site, fresh fish and seafood from Tröndelag in Norway, local cheese, cold-cut meats and much more.

Vegetarian and vegan lunches are also served, along with perhaps the mightiest prawn sandwich in town, while you sit and watch people go by on the street.

Tivars Gårdsmejeri

Homemade cheese and hanging out on the pier

Tivars is a dairy farm located on Norderön island, at the edge of Lake Storsjön with a view of the lake and Oviksfjällen mountains. Cheese is made from the farm’s own cows and several of the cheeses have won medals in the Swedish Food Artisan Championships. All cheeses are named after elements of Norderön island or the farm itself, which is now being run by the 14th generation of the family. Tivars is a perfect day trip if you fancy some of their good cheese. Enjoy a lovely dinner on the pier or buy something from the restaurant to take with you when you go ashore on one of the nearby islands.

You can also rent a canoe or kayak from the farm. And if the Corona virus allows, the popular live music evenings will return.

2 Inspire Ecocaféet

Rawfood and lectures

Ecocaféet on Storgatan is the place to enjoy a healthy, vitamin-boosted breakfast or lunch, or a deliciously good snack. Everything is made from natural ingredients, with no gluten or refined sugars.

The menu offers a selection of Paleo, vegetarian/vegan, LCHF, Raw food and vitamin-rich smoothies and juices.

Slaktarn in Östersund

Outdoor terrace at the square

Welcome to Slaktarn in Östersund. Pop-up wine bar with 19 glasses that previously ran a pub in Sthlm.
Meat shop, charcuterie and restaurant.

Outdoor terrace just close to the big square in city centre.

Brunkullan Brasserie

Green Garden

Brunkulla Brasserie’s outside terrace is nestled in the lush green garden of the restaurant’s charming building that dates back to the 1880s. It is perfect for enjoying a sunny afternoon or evening, whether you want a calm moment with a special person, or a drink with your friends. Choose from a menu that has everything from Swedish classics to lighter dishes.

Live concerts and DJ’s play occasionally.


Frösön’s local hamburger joint

Home-made burgers from local meat, home-baked bread, mashed potato and dressing from Tages own kitchen. Tages is a family hang-out that is easy to drop by. It offers well-prepared food, sour-dough bread, cakes, tarts and pastries.

Both classic favourites and innovative new treats. Why not try a Frösö kiss, or a classic violet cake?

Grekiska Bar & Grill


Grekiska Grill & Bar Östersund is located at Prästgatan 51.

Traditional Greek dishes are served here with high-quality ingredients and a touch of Sweden.

The menu at Grekiska Bar & Grill  includes Souvlaki, fish & shellfish, hamburgers, Mezedes / small dishes and suitable drinks.

Nummer ett

Nummer Ett Bistro & Co-office

Brunch all day long

At Stortorget is Number Ett Bistro and Co-Office with a cozy and comfortable environment to socialize in. Here the inspiration is borrowed from Norrland and the forests – a solid craft with a twist. Brunch is served here all day and to achieve the best quality, all food is prepared from scratch with products from local suppliers.
Maybe you just want to cool off and quench your thirst on a hot summer day?

Then take the opportunity to enjoy the freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie out on the terrace. In the evenings, the volume is increased and you can enjoy Mexican food and American hot dogs in a modern style. For this, good and suitable drinks are served and of course non-alcoholic drinks are also served here, which are excellent during the summer.

Taco Bar

Outdoor dining at the pedestrian

Right in the center on the pedestrian is Taco Bar’s outdoor dining. Taco Bar Östersund offers classic Texmex dishes for both lunch and dinner. A wide range of beers and drinks, such as Classic and Frozen Margaritas in several different flavors and also available as non-alcoholic options.

Here you can also take part in quiz- and karaoke evenings.