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Malmö is home to several great coffee bars and cafés.
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Cafés in Malmö

It’s all about the coffee in Malmö. Their coffee bars mean business and locals know their beans, brews and blends like it was their lifeline. Here are a few of the best cafés in Malmö and Skåne.

Traditional patisserie

Hollandia is Malmö's oldest patisserie ('konditori'), and its charming salon-style ambience, chandeliers and red velvet chairs reinforce the feeling of ancient times. Located on a pedestrian street in the city centre, Hollandia is a popular spot among visitors and locals alike.

Coffee bar

Awarded Best Coffe Bar in Malmö Gastronomy Award 2022, Lilla Kafferosteriet is a micro coffee roastery and café in a beautiful 17th-century house. Here, coffee addicts can have all their desires satisfied – from speciality blends to Hot Shots. Lilla Kafferosteriet works with world-leading coffee experts, and their mission is to make your coffee break better, tastier and more enjoyable.

If you feel like catching a coffee in a stand-up Italian-style coffee joint, Solde Kafferosteri in Malmö is a given pit stop. The various beans are sourced from select plantations with emphasis on ‘single origin’ finds hunted down by the owner on his field trips. Before leaving, pick up a bag of roasted coffee beans to take home or give to a fellow coffee enthusiast.


Ruths is a restaurant, deli – and the best bakery in town, according to Malmö Gastronomy Award. Open all day, every day, Ruths offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their sourdough bread is served with every dish and can also be bought with you home in case you can't get enough (you most probably can't).

Garden café

Nestled in a park next to Malmöhus Castle, Slottsträdgårdens Kafé is an organic garden café and a big summertime draw. Come here for lunch, coffee or a classic fika break and watch the birds and the bees in this picture-perfect lush setting.

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Lilla Kafferosteriet in Malmö

Freshly brewed coffee at Lilla Kafferosteriet in Malmö.

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Lilla Kafferosteriet in Malmö

Lilla Kafferosteriet in Malmö

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Two waiters are talking in a cafe.

Ruths, Malmö

Photo: Ruths Malmö

Slottsträdgårdens Kafé, Malmö

Slottsträdgårdens Kafé, Malmö

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A man and a woman are walking outside and past the orange sign of the Moderna Museet in Malmö.

Moderna Museet, Malmö

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Inside a coffee shop. A room behind a glass wall with an open door. A long table with chairs and two big lamps in the middle of the room. Two girls sit by the window at the end of the room. A plant climbing the opening of the wall.

Atrium in Malmö

Photo: Fredrik Wallin

Museum café

Moderna Caféet is located inside Moderna Museet and is a perfect place to sit down and contemplate your contemporary art experience. In this orange-dripping café, you'll find a large selection of local products, delicious pastries and filling sandwiches. The coffee comes from the before-mentioned Lilla Kafferosteriet.

Hip hangout

Head to Kaffebaren på Möllan and experience the whole world in 40 square meters. This small coffee bar has become a cosmopolitan hub where locals either come in for a quick espresso by the counter or stay for hours, socialising and gazing out over the crowds at the Möllevångstorget square.

Design café

Atrium is a bright and modern café in true Scandi style. Sit down among the green plants for a healthy breakfast, brunch or lunch – their avocado sandwich is especially appreciated among regulars. The menu is seasonal but always includes vegetarian and vegan options.

Skåne tips

Don't stop with Malmö – the Skåne region has several more micro-roasteries and coffee shops to explore. Love Coffee is a roastery, coffee bar and shop in Lund, and an obvious place for coffee lovers. On the store shelves you'll always find freshly roasted coffee from various origins and blends for both espresso and filter brewing. 

To find even more great cafés in Skåne, have a look at Visit Skåne's extensive café guide.

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