Laying Root in Tavelsjö

30 april, 2020
Root på Sundlingska Gården logo
Root på Sundlingska Gården logo

Update 2nd June. Our opening hours between 3rd -10th June are Wednesday – Sunday 9-19. From 11th June we will be open 7 days a week, 9-19. Click here to see our Summer menu.

After 4 fantastic months here in Tavelsjö, the operators of Vintercafe Kerstin and Dan, have signed a long term agreement and will stay at Sundlingska Gården. Click here for our new menu.

Having initially signed a four month contract, Kerstin and Dan had plans to operate Vintercafe as a pop-up before opening a restaurant in Umeå in the Spring.

Quickly though, the sense of community around the Tavelsjö Isbana, Tio Toppar and such close proximity to the base of Tavelsjöberget, drew the couples attention to a longer stay than initially planned.

And so, over the past few months in Tavelsjö they have been planning what Sundlingska Gården could look like when open all year round. So from the 1st June Vintercafe will become ’Root’. Whilst Root is an extension of Vintercafe, the offer will expand to include a wider menu and a focus on coffee. To enable this new focus, Kerstin and Dan sought wider expertise and from the 1st June a third partner will start.

Ola Söderlund
Ola is a passionate mountain biker

A new beginning

The new partner, Ola Söderlund, has an excellent background in food and coffee. Until recently, Ola operated the hugely successful ’Cafe Familjen’ in Tärnaby with partner Maria. During the three years the cafe won various accolades. This included being awarded the nationwide ”Best cafe worth a trip’ by the White Guide.

The vision for Root is to curate the best food and drink lead experiences in the region. There will be a particular focus on the outdoors and the awesome nature in Tavelsjö.

With the Tavelsjö Isbana, Tio Toppar, Tavelsjö Leden and Runt, the area is fast becoming a hub for the outdoors. Ola, Kerstin and Dan are proud to set a long term vision to grow with the area. The initial lease will run for one year. There is an option to extend for a further 10 years if all parties are happy by December 2020.

Coffee and pizza – a marriage made in foody heaven

Throughout May Sundlingska Gården will see some minor refurbishment works to upgrade the customer facing areas. They will also make some investment in the back of house areas. Root will then launch on 3rd of June and will be open 5 days a week (Weds-Sun), 9-19. Then, from the 15th of June, Root will move 7 days week for the summer, 9-19.

For updates on summer menus and the development works, see the Facebook page @roottavelso.

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