The Cafe at the Old Ballard Liquor Co.

We're proud to offer a selection of Scandinavian cold plates as part of your tasting experience. All plates are shareable and are designed to pair with our house made aquavits.

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Grocery / Deli

(Some items are not always available. Please call ahead if you'd like to confirm.)
Pickled Herring $9/lb
Our own recipe, using local Pacific herring and made from scratch.
Salt Pacific Herring $7/lb
Perishable, sold in salt brine.
Smoked Canned Herring $7/ea
Deckhand’s Daughter brand, caught in Alaska and smoked right up the road in Bellingham!
Swedish Cardamom Bread (Vetebröd) $10/ea
Traditional “Fika” sweetbread by Svea Bakery. Order by Thursday noon for Friday pickup each week.
Freshly Churned Butter $6/ea
Made in house from non-RBST cream.
Tonic Syrup $12/ea
Locally made "And Tonic" brand.
Tshirts and Hoodies $15-$50

May Café Menu

All bords are served cold, accompanied by house made rye flatbread with churned butter.

Herrings Bord
A tasting plate assortment of five rotating flavors of pickled herring
Cheese Bord
tasting plate of five different nordic cheeses & seasonal fruit pickle
Lands Bord
tasting plate of five different Nordic charcuterie meats & pickles
Daily Soup
Yellow Split Pea with Ham or Potato Leek
Daily Special (limited availability)
Juniper crusted lamb with sorrel or Nettle Pie with Herring Roe Cream
Svea Breads' Sweet Cardamom Braid
Sweet, buttery cardamom bread baked fresh daily, served with house butter.
Rhubarb Pavlova (limited availability)
Orange Blossom Meringue / Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream / Rhubarb and Orange Compote / Whip