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Cafés in Stockholm

Stockholm is simply pickled with cafés. Swedes love to fika (coffee break), and Stockholmers follow suit. You will rarely find an empty café morning, noon, or night as every Stockholmer has at least one fika a day.


Vetekatten, without a doubt, is the grand dame of cafés in Stockholm. This is not so much a classic as an institution. A traditional, Swedish style coffee house with a labyrinth of cosy rooms that feel like you are sitting in your grandmother’s home and with simply superb baked goods using top quality ingredients. Tössebagerietis another Stockholmer favourite.


Rosendals trädgårdar, a café in an old glasshouse, on the island of Djurgården - organic and biodynamic bakery, traditional cookies, cakes, and bread and good lunch spot.


The darling Café Blom, located in the Arkitekturmuseet, is a destination in itself. A little gem with home baked goods, soups, salads and French press coffee offering a simple, seasonal menu with a strong ecological bent.

Neighbourhood favourites

Petite France on Kungsholmen is a secret known to Stockholm’s gourmands and lovers of French style pastries with finesse. Expect fantastic brunches and lunches - slow cooked meat is a highlight. The bread is worth going for alone.


Dessert & Choklad on Lilla Essingen is an award-winning favourite for superb desserts if you are feeling like a truly indulgent treat.