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Noooooo - Sweden House in Tiburon closed

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I was looking up something different on Anna's Cool Finds and found this notice about the closure.
http://mtkilimonjaro.blogspot.com/200...

Ok, it was never the best place in the world, but there was a time I'd drive from SF just for the princess cake. Anyone know what happened?

Anna had done a review just the day before and it seems got the last pieces of princess cake. Despite a disappointing meal, she said of the cake

"I have always had a soft spot for their princess cake, and I got the last slice left in their case. It did not disappoint. If you want a beautiful view and a luscious pastry, and not have concern for the time, this is a lovely place to visit."
http://mtkilimonjaro.blogspot.com/200...

I can't think of a better person to get that last slice of cake.Though she didn't realize it at the time, nice last words about the place. That's what I liked about it.

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  1. If they're really gone for good, that's such a shame. They had been there long enough to be an institution and some of their pastries were really very good. I remember stopping there for pastry during bike rides 30+ years ago.

    1. Too bad - I loved their princess cake, too, and it was the standard by which I measured all others for the past 32 yrs. The last time I was there, about 8 years ago, I noticed that their cookies and pastries were not as good as usual, and thought perhaps there was a change in ownership or bakers. RIP.

      1. This is such a shame! Thanks for the heads-up – at least it’s better to find out now vs. after making the trek over there, all eager-eyed. This happens so often these days, where you hear of a beloved place having gone out of business, and as you’re reminiscing you realize that well gee we haven’t actually given them much business lately. Sigh. Wish there were some sort of alert system so you could see if any of your favorites are faltering, and then rush over and give them some love.

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        1. re: extrasalty

          Me too! When I lived in Marin in the 70's, I was introduced to Princess Cake there, and always have a slice when I am in Tiburon....it is sad to see tradition lost...