We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, it often consists of grabbing a cuppa on the run and not much more. Stockholm offers loads of breakfast options, whether you're in the mood for just coffee and a croissant, a full English or more wholesome breakfast options. In our guide to the best breakfast places in Stockholm we've listed some of our favourite restaurants, cafés and hotels that offer breakfast deals, early bird specials as well as full-on breakfast buffets.
The best breakfast in Stockholm
In this guide
- Nybrogatan 38 – Something for everyone
- Grodan – Perfect breakfast meeting
- Diplomat – Prime location
- Petite France – For the Francophile
- Grand Hôtel, Verandan & Cadierbaren – Absolutely fabulous
- Fiore – Delicious and nutritious
- Non Solo Bar – Buongiorno
- Haymarket – Glamorous and central
- Mornington – Classic breakfast favourite
- Rival – Perfect for pleasure seekers
- Lykke Nytorget – Fun Södermalm bistro
- Urban Deli – Everything you need
- The Social – Luxurious hotel breakfast
- Broms – Popular watering hole
- Asplund – Suburban breakfast
- Systrarna Andersson – Breakfast for all occasions
- RC Café & Pâtisserie – French breakfast
- À La Lo – Trendy hotspot
- Kaferang – Pancakes and sandwiches
- Delibaren – Stylish start to the day
- Mitt Café – Friendly neighbourhood café
- Vattenverket – Locally produced coffee
- Thelins – Classic breakfast
- Mellqvist Kaffebar – A breakfast favourite
- Robin Delselius Bageri – Extra-special neighbourhood bakery
- Greasy Spoon
- Kaffebar – Well-loved Södermalm haunt
- Café Pascal – From morning until evening
- Stora Bageriet – Modern bakery
- Drop Coffee – A coffee connoisseur
- Abrahamsbergs Café – Start the day in Abrahamsberg
- Gast – A love of coffee
- Mahalo – Colourful and organic
- Pom & Flora – All-day breakfast
- STHLM Brunch Club – Breakfast meets brunch
- Strandvägen 56 KMK – On the waterfront
Something for everyone
This popular neighbourhood restaurant has generous opening hours and an extensive menu, from morning until late at night. Start the day with everything from bowls to egg dishes, or perhaps just a cappuccino and a fresh croissant. There's something for all tastes here.
Perfect breakfast meeting
Sink down into a comfy armchair and enjoy a peaceful breakfast in the heart of town. This restaurant institution on Grev Turegatan serves porridge, sandwiches and egg dishes, among other options. Ideal for a breakfast meeting or a relaxing breakfast by yourself.
Eat an early breakfast at the Diplomat as you admire the view over the waters of Nybroviken. The hotel's light, airy restaurant serves healthy breakfast options such as smoothies, egg dishes, porridge and American pancakes.
For the Francophile
As the name suggests, French specialties are the name of the game at Petite France. This café, located on Kungsholmen, offers several different breakfast packages to choose from. Dream yourself away to a small bakery in a village somewhere in France accompanied by a freshly baked croissant, croque monsieur or omelette.
If you want to breakfast like royalty, head to the Grand Hôtel. A luxurious breakfast buffet is laid out in the Veranda, and in Cadierbaren you can order French-Swedish dishes from the menu - preferably with a glass of bubbly for the complete experience.
Delicious and nutritious
The breakfast at Fiore Narvavägen both tastes good and does you good. There are healthy options as well as sweet treats: chia pudding, Greek yoghurt, rye bread with various toppings and, of course, croissants. You can also order a tarte flambée, a French variation of pizza. During the warmer months of the year, the outdoor terrace is a popular place to enjoy your first coffee of the day.
If you find yourself on Rörstrandsgatan and you can smell the aroma of freshly brewed espresso, you know you're close to Non Solo Bar. The menu oozes Italian vibes, with filling varieties of grilled sandwich, scrambled eggs and other goodies. Grab something to eat on the go or sit down for a long breakfast in stylish surroundings.
Glamorous and central
Haymarket's modern hotel restaurant serves up a breakfast buffet every morning with everything you could want - and a little more. The tables are loaded with classics such as yogurt, granola, bread, cold cuts, bacon and croissants, and in the kitchen chefs are ready and waiting to whip you up an omelette to order. The 1920s-inspired hotel is located in the middle of Hötorget, and is a central meeting place for both business meetings and breakfast dates. Or why not just a quiet morning for yourself?
Classic breakfast favourite
This classic hotel restaurant in Östermalm has been a loved breakfast destination for some time, and you can tuck into charcuterie, pancakes, sausages and much more here. During the summer months, the inner courtyard is a delightful place to enjoy breakfast.
Perfect for pleasure seekers
The restaurant at the Rival serves a breakfast buffet with both healthy and slightly less healthy options. You'll find everything from oat porridge to scrambled eggs, bacon and buttery croissants.
Fun Södermalm bistro
This may seem like a place to go just to grab a coffee but it's actually much more than that. This pink-hued, retro-inspired neighbourhood bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can drink wine or coffee, grab a salad or tuck into ambitious sharing plates. The breakfast menu includes healthy bowls, bread and, naturally, great coffee.
Everything you need
This popular meeting place on Nytorget is ready and waiting with coffee and breakfast from 8am. Compose your own breakfast or tuck into the breakfast buffet, including gluten and lactose-free options. If you want to get lunch sorted too, just pick something up in the food hall next door.
Popular watering hole
Broms welcomes guests from morning until evening, and it's always busy. Whether it's early morning, lunchtime, afternoon or late evening this neighbourhood restaurant is always popular, particularly with local regulars who return time after time. Breakfast is generous and is ordered from an à la carte menu that can also be ordered to take away. Don't miss their freshly-baked bread in the deli by the entrance.
Asplund is well worth a trip out of the city. Located in a listed 1930s building in Solna, this modern bistro serves breakfast on weekdays. Start the day with sandwiches, yoghurt, eggs and porridge. They also sell lunch boxes to take away with you.
Breakfast for all occasions
Systrarna Andersson has been on Sankt Eriksplan since 1930 and they serve breakfast, lunch and fika daily, all made from natural ingredients in a laid-back café environment with a friendly atmosphere. The menu includes everything from small and large breakfast deals and English and French breakfasts, to a large selection of sandwiches and egg dishes. Their mission is to help you kickstart your day in a healthy manner, on weekdays as well as weekends.
One of the best things about going on holiday in southern Europe is taking a seat at a cosy café and enjoying the first meal of the day in peace and quiet. That's exactly what you can do at RC Café & Pâtisserie on Regeringsgatan. The French vibes apply to everything from the atmosphere to the selection of freshly baked goodies. A flaky croissant or a hearty sandwich accompanied by a cappuccino is a pretty unbeatable way to start the day, n'est-ce pas?
If you haven't come across this place yet it's high time. Particularly if you're a fan of breakfast, Insta-friendly dishes and stylish interiors. It's always busy here - whether it's breakfast or lunchtime or afternoon - and you may well spot the odd celebrity here. The breakfast menu consists of coffee, homemade juices, breakfast bowls and pastries.
Pancakes and sandwiches
You'll find the delightful Kaferang next to Nytorget, and there's also a branch on Gamla Brogatan in the city centre. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and fika here. The menu consists of healthy, hearty options with something to suit all tastes. Yoghurt, porridge and American pancakes are just a few of the breakfast dishes.
Stylish start to the day
Lively, stylish Delibaren, in the heart of Brygghuset, opens up for breakfast. They serve breakfast packages as well as individual breakfast favourites such as rolls, eggs, yoghurt, smoothies and juice on weekdays between 8 and 10am. And, naturally, coffee, which Delibaren brews using beans from Lykke Kaffegårdar.
Friendly neighbourhood café
This cosy neighbourhood café has branches in both Barkarby and Solna, with a common denominator: a love of breakfast. In fact they love it so much they serve it all day, in the form of overnight oats, chia pudding, croissants and hearty sandwiches with fillings such as avocado, chicken and egg. Naturally there are plenty of sweet treats behind the counter too.
Locally produced coffee
Breakfast here is based around freshly-baked goodies from Vattenverket's bakery and café next to Lake Kottla (Kottlasjön) in Lidingö, or at their sister spot in Näset. Choose from yummy buns and sandwiches with avocado, prawns and eggs, or go for American pancakes or chia pudding. Complete your breakfast with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee made from beans from Lidingö roastery.
Get your day off to a peaceful start at Thelins café on Kungsgatan. Get cosy with muted lighting and choose your breakfast from the laden counter filled with freshly-baked goodies. Choose from your favourites, or combine them to make one of Thelin's popular breakfast packages. Boiled eggs with Kalles caviar, generously-filled breakfast rolls, fresh juices, yoghurt and, naturally, freshly-brewed coffee are all on offer.
A breakfast favourite
One of the city's most popular cafés, Mellqvists is open all day everyday serving artisanal coffee to the bustling crowd. They serve a range of sandwiches made from freshly baked bread from Valhallabageriet. A real favourite, particularly among locals.
Extra-special neighbourhood bakery
Everything at Robin Delselius bakery is baked from scratch using carefully-selected ingredients. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in this delightful neighbourhood restaurant in the form of everything from freshly-baked bread to classic croissants, yoghurt, various smoothies and juices. Naturally, they also serve great coffee in various forms.
Well-loved Södermalm haunt
This café on Bysistorget between Mariatorget and Zinkensdamm is famous for its breakfast, which includes sandwiches with bread from Valhallabageriet. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate. Don't miss the outdoor serving area on the square when the sun's out.
From morning until evening
For many Stockholmers, Café Pascal is a safe bet when it comes to breakfast, fika and lunch. They serve delicious filled rolls, porridge, coffee, juice and more for breakfast. Their croissant filled with scrambled egg is a popular option with regulars, which include everyone from parents with small kids to students.
Enjoy a top-notch breakfast at Stora Bageriet, with a wide range of options including everything from great coffee to filled rolls, breakfast bowls and freshly-baked bread and pastries. Take a seat on the charming outdoor dining area or inside the relaxed, modern café.
A coffee connoisseur
Drop Coffee is synonymous with its sleek minimalistic interior - the epitome of Södermalm-cool, and most importantly its specialty coffee roasting plant. They serve light breakfast options alongside their artisan coffees. Bring your computer along and get some work done whilst you’re at it.
Start the day in Abrahamsberg
Start the day with sandwiches, smoothies, juice and coffee at Abrahamsbergs Café, which the team here intend to feel like a second home, a place where you can relax and be happy. The breakfast menu is generous on weekdays and extends further still at weekends when they serve both brunch and a breakfast package.
A love of coffee
Gast is passionate about top quality coffee. The inviting spot on Rådmansgatan is a popular hangout to study or work from, and let breakfast transition to lunch. The menu includes hearty sandwiches, pancakes, bowls and other goodies to give your morning meal a glow-up. There are plenty of vegetarian options.
Colourful and organic
Post a picture of breakfast at Mahalo and you're guaranteed to get a load of likes. This organic café not only attracts the city's vegans, but anyone who wants to eat well with their eyes as well as their their mouths. Colourful creations such as acai bowls, smoothies, pancakes, salads and banana bread are the order of the day here. Everything is vegan and prepared from scratch without gluten or refined sugar.
Pom & Flora serve trendy breakfast dishes all day long. Choose from a large range of bowls, porridges, sandwiches and treats - the menu has everything even the most demanding of breakfast guests could desire and they care as much about the environment as they do good breakfasts.
Breakfast meets brunch
Fancy a seriously substantial breakfast? STHLM Brunch Club serves breakfast and brunch all day - everything from acai bowls to egg dishes and hearty brunch dishes. It's often packed with hungry breakfast guests lingering over their coffee before heading off to start the day.
On the waterfront
At Strandvägen 56 you can enjoy a delicious breakfast against a backdrop of views of the Djurgård canal. From spring to autumn, the sunny outdoor dining area is a popular hangout for Stockholm's brekkie fans. You can buy sandwiches, pastries and, of course, coffee and tea in the café.