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 brine.
Frozen Pacific Herring Fillets $5/lb
Ribs and spine removed, skin-on. Avg 3oz each.
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.
Elderflower Syrup $8/ea
Great for mixing or italian sodas.
Tonic Syrup $12/ea
Locally made "And Tonic" brand.
Tshirts and Hoodies $15-$50

March Café Menu

All plates 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
Rustic Aquavit Spiced Roasted Carrot Soup
mushrooms / onions / almonds / limpa / fresh butter
Lands Bord
tasting plate of five different Nordic charcuterie meats & pickles
Skagit Valley Oyster Fritters
Served with lemon and shaved fennel salad
Brunch Board
Served until 2pm Sat/Sun: Assorted breads, jams, pickled and smoked fish, eggs, ham, cheeses, muesli, toppings, jams and fresh butter
Cheese Bord
tasting plate of five different nordic cheeses & seasonal fruit pickle
Ballard B & G
Medisterpølse Biscuits & Gravy: pork / beef / allspice / nutmeg / cardamom / soft boiled egg / fresh buiscuit
Svea Breads' Cardamom Sweetbread
Sweet, buttery cardamom braid baked fresh daily.
Semla Bread Pudding
Cardamom Bread / Almond Custard / Tart Lemon Sauce / Whipped Cream