The guide to the best cafés in Stockholm

The guide to the best cafés in Stockholm

Fika is a notoriously Swedish word that is practically non-translatable into any other language. The Brits pride themselves on afternoon tea, the Swedes on fika. This coffee break is often synonymous with coffee - no surprises there - and cinnamon buns, but not restricted by it. Stockholm boasts an abundance of cafés ranging from cool NYC-style coffee shops, to kitschy hangouts and classic bakeries. Many cafés are open from dusk till dawn offering breakfast, soup, salads and of course decadent pastries. We have created this guide to the best cafés in Stockholm to enable your next fika-fix.

In this guide
  1. The best cafés in Stockholm
    1. Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie – Café of the year 2018
    2. Gildas Rum – Quaint and kitschy by Nytorget
    3. Systrarna Andersson – Traditional meets trendy
    4. Herrängens Gård – Day tripping
    5. Café Pascal – Edgy in Vasastan and Södermalm
    6. Dirty Coco – Sweet as sugar
    7. Thelins – Over a hundred years
    8. Stora Henriksvik – Own-grown produce
    9. Skeppsbro Bageri – On the Old Town quayside
    10. Stora Bageriet – Run by café veterans
    11. Skroten – Sweet and savoury, hot and cold
    12. Lykke Nytorget – Coffee from their own farms
    13. À La Lo – Plant-based French café
    14. Ritorno – Historic surroundings
    15. Grillska Huset – Baked goods and a good deed
    16. Vete-Katten – Stockholm institution
    17. RC Café & Pâtisserie – Luxurious atmosphere
    18. Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Fika in welcoming surroundings
    19. Gamla Orangeriet – A cosy retreat
    20. Omayma – Vegan and gluten-free options
    21. Il Caffè – Italian influences
    22. Bullar & Bröd – Industrial vibes
    23. Bageriet Bulleboden – Organic bakery
    24. Picchus Café – Leafy garden café
    25. Gunnarsons – Classic Stockholm konditori
    26. Tössebageriet – Skilled craftsmanship
    27. Kafé Lusknäppen – In the museum's backyard
    28. Saturnus – Biggest buns in town
    29. Rosendals Trädgård – Organic and biodynamic food
    30. Vurma – Colourful in Hornstull
    31. Le – Light, fresh and fruity
    32. Strandvägen 56 KMK – Wine, food and fika
    33. Sempre – Italian espresso bar
    34. Café Fix – Stockholm's oldest café
    35. Brot – City bakery using cold fermentation
    36. Karla Café – Coffee and sushi
    37. Gretas – A modern take on the Roaring Twenties

The best cafés in Stockholm

Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie Löjtnantsgatan – Cafés
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Café of the year 2018

With their decadent French pastries, freshly-baked bread, excellent breakfast deals and homemade lunches, Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie draws in the crowds from morning until dinner time. In 2018 they won a prestigious award for Stockholm's best café.

  • Löjtnantsgatan 8, Gärdet Birger Jarlsgatan 63, Vasastan
    Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie Löjtnantsgatan
    Löjtnantsgatan 8, Gärdet
    Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie Jarlahuset
    Birger Jarlsgatan 63, Vasastan
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    Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie Jarlahuset
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    Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie Löjtnantsgatan
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    Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie Jarlahuset
    08-651 61 78
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
Gildas Rum
Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum – Cafés
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Gildas Rum

Quaint and kitschy by Nytorget

Gilda’s Rum is a popular and cosy café with a distinct boho-chic vibe à la your kitschy grandmother. Settle into an armchair with a cuppa and pastry in hand. The candlelit interior offers a cheerful respite; during the summer the sun-drenched terrace facilitates prolonged coffee-sessions.

Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson – Cafés
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Systrarna Andersson

Traditional meets trendy

Judging by the classic interiors, this is a very traditional Swedish café. The atmosphere is laid-back and homely, perfect for anyone wanting to stay a while and work, eat lunch with friends or have a coffee in peace and quiet. Yet the menu is modern and on-trend, with Insta-friendly avocado on toast, smoothie bowls, omelettes and Asian salads. An excellent combination of two worlds.

Herrängens Gård – Cafés
Herrängens Gård
Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård – Cafés
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Herrängens Gård

Day tripping

Take a trip out to Herrängens Gård by Fruängen where you can go for a walk in leafy surroundings around Lake Långsjön before stopping for a cosy coffee or lunch at this historic house. They serve hearty lunch dishes and delicious cakes and pastries for the sweet-toothed.

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Edgy in Vasastan and Södermalm

Exposed brick walls, bistro chairs and top-notch ingredients. Pascal has quickly become a favourite café of in-the-know Stockholmers and both branches are stylish and ambitious - whether you're after breakfast, lunch or just a fantastic fika.

  • Norrtullsgatan 4, Vasastan Skånegatan 76, Södermalm Sturegatan 8, Östermalm
    Café Pascal Norrtullsgatan
    Norrtullsgatan 4, Vasastan
    Café Pascal Skånegatan
    Skånegatan 76, Södermalm
    Café Pascal Sturegatan
    Sturegatan 8, Östermalm
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Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
Dirty Coco Drottninggatan
Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
Dirty Coco Drottninggatan
Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
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Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
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Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
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Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
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Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
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Dirty Coco Drottninggatan – Cafés
Dirty Coco Drottninggatan

Dirty Coco

Sweet as sugar

When you're in the mood to try something a bit different, head to Dirty Coco, where they serve up decadent desserts such as pancakes, waffles, chocolate fondue and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Eat in unique, completely pink premises, covered with thousands of flowers.

Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
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Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
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Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
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Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
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Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
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Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan – Cafés
Thelins Konditori Kungsgatan

Thelins

Over a hundred years

Top-notch ingredients and craftsmanship are the name of the game at Thelins, and have been for more than a hundred years. At this branch of Thelins on Kungsgatan they've retained a classic konditori feel, with natural materials, café chairs, cosy lighting and a long counter filled with sandwiches, cakes and pastries for all occasions and tastes. Drop by and pick up your goodies to take home with you, or why not stay and enjoy lunch and a glass of wine with a friend in the café.

Stora Henriksvik – Cafés
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Stora Henriksvik – Cafés
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Stora Henriksvik – Cafés
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Stora Henriksvik – Cafés
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Stora Henriksvik – Cafés
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Stora Henriksvik – Cafés
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Stora Henriksvik

Own-grown produce

Stora Henriksvik is situated on the water's edge on the city-centre island of Långholmen, surrounded by a leafy garden. This historic café serves delicious cakes and pastries, as well as lunch dishes such as salad and soup. Much of their selection is organic and extremely locally produced - they use fruit and berries grown in their own kitchen garden.

Skeppsbro Bageri – Cafés
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Skeppsbro Bageri – Cafés
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Skeppsbro Bageri

On the Old Town quayside

This organic artisan bakery and popular café is housed in a former customshouse on Skeppsbrokajen. Have a coffee and cinnamon bun or sourdough sandwich and enjoy the view over the water, either indoors or outside when weather allows.

Stora Bageriet

Run by café veterans

Stora Bageriet is run by veterans in the café industry, the same team who run Gast. Stora Bageriet serves specialty coffee, sourdough bread, sandwiches, natural wines and beer from local producers in the beautiful premises of Scenkonstmuseet, the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts

Skroten Café & Skeppshandel – Cafés
Skroten Café & Skeppshandel
Skroten Café & Skeppshandel – Cafés
Skroten Café & Skeppshandel
Skroten Café & Skeppshandel – Cafés
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Skroten Café & Skeppshandel – Cafés
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Skroten

Sweet and savoury, hot and cold

No two days are ever the same at Skroten; the owner duo Maria and Josefin combine the archipelago, recycling, interior design and food here in the form of a café, restaurant and ship's chandlery. The result is a charming hangout full of nautical elements, and a menu that offers both sweet and savoury, hot and cold. Everything is cooked from scratch, often with locally produced ingredients.

Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
Lykke Nytorget
Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget – Cafés
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Lykke Nytorget

Coffee from their own farms

You'll find Lykke Kaffegårder a stone's throw from Nytorget in Södermalm, serving everything from coffee to small dishes and cocktails. They're open all day, so drop by for an espresso, something to eat, or post-work drink. They're passionate about coffee and the coffee they serve comes from farms in which they're part-owners.

À La Lo

Plant-based French café

Annika and Lovisa, the mother and daughter team who run this popular café, have brought a small corner of France to Stockholm. The French are experts in exactly what this duo love: food, coffee, croissants, talking to people and hanging out in cafés.

Ritorno

Historic surroundings

A classic konditori where it feels as though time has stood still since the 1930s. Take a seat for lunch or breakfast, or coffee and dinner. During the summer months you can eat al fresco, with views over Vasa Park.

Grillska Huset

Baked goods and a good deed

Grillska Huset is owned by Statsmissionen's charity. With emphasis on organic and local produce the menu combines international influences with Swedish tradition. Their award-winning pastries are well worth the trip.

Vete-Katten

Stockholm institution

A real Stockholm classic in the heart of town with a charming atmosphere and updated café and konditori selection. Sit and enjoy a long fika break in one of their many rooms, or take a seat in the inner courtyard in good weather. Vete-Katten has been on Kungsgatan since 1928 and their large range includes homemade chocolates.

RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan
RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
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RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan – Cafés
RC Café & Pâtisserie Regeringsgatan

RC Café & Pâtisserie

Luxurious atmosphere

French-inspired RC Café & Pâtisserie can be found at several addresses in Stockholm, and in the Regeringsgatan branch you can sit down and enjoy a coffee in a luxurious environment. The team here care about craftsmanship, top-notch service and quality ingredients that are kind to the planet. The counters are filled every day with freshly baked buns, bread and other goodies, and they also make their own chocolate pralines. If you're really hungry, there are healthy salads and sandwiches to tuck into.

Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
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Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
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Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
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Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri – Cafés
Paulinas Kök & Kakeri

Paulinas Kök & Kakeri

Fika in welcoming surroundings

Warm atmosphere, freshly baked bread and pastries, and food cooked from scratch are the name of the game at Paulina's, a bright and airy café on the east side of Södermalm. Everyone's welcome here, including dogs, to come and eat, have a fika, and socialise in a welcoming environment. The lunch menu is updated with new dishes every week, and they serve brunch on weekends.

Gamla Orangeriet

A cosy retreat

Amidst Bergius Botanical Garden an old conservatory has been converted into lovely café and farmers market complete with an outdoor terrace for sunny afternoons. Gamla Orangeriet offers fresh pastries, food and coffee from a local coffee roaster. The café is a popular destination, be it summer or winter.

Omayma

Vegan and gluten-free options

This concept at this Nytorget café fits right in in the hip surroundings of Södermalm. This means healthy, fresh and colourful dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and coffee, often vegan and gluten-free.

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Italian influences

Il Caffè is a favourite of freelancers, so it's often full of laptop-wielding hipsters working on their next pitch. If you want to get in with the in-crowd, head to one of the cafés which can be found in Kungsholmen, Södermalm and the city centre - and in LA, but hey, it's Stockholm's best cafés we're talking about here.

  • Långholmsgatan 19, Södermalm/Hornstull Drottninggatan 85, City/Vasastan/Norrmalm Södermannagatan 23, Södermalm Bergsgatan 17, Kungsholmen
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    Långholmsgatan 19, Södermalm/Hornstull
    Il Caffè Drottninggatan
    Drottninggatan 85, City/Vasastan/Norrmalm
    Il Caffè Södermannagatan
    Södermannagatan 23, Södermalm
    Il Caffè Bergsgatan
    Bergsgatan 17, Kungsholmen
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Bullar & Bröd

Industrial vibes

Buns and bread galore are served at this popular spot close to Östra Station. The two-storey industrial-style café serves both sweet and savoury treats and you can eat in or grab your goodies to go.

Bageriet Bulleboden

Organic bakery

This quaint bakery has been located on Kungsholmen since the 1920s. The current owners have preserved the authentic vibe in combination with modern, organic and sustainable practices. Bulleboden is famous for its sourdough buns.

Picchus Café – Cafés
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Leafy garden café

Enjoy homemade food and homebaked cakes and pastries in a charming former apothecarist's residence in Upplands Väsby. Step into the yellow wooden villa and take a seat, read a book or play a boardgame. During the summer months you can sit in the leafy garden, if the weather allows. They serve simple lunches every day such as soups and salads and you'll always find gluten and lactose-free, as well as vegan, options on the menu.

Gunnarsons

Classic Stockholm konditori

Time has stood still at Gunnarsons in Skanstull. Buy buns and bread with you from the own bakery downstairs, or go upstairs and enjoy food and coffee upstairs.

Tössebageriet

Skilled craftsmanship

Tösse gained notoriety for their semmel wrap, i.e. a semla Lenten bun in the form of a wrap, but they make equally delicious cakes and pastries during the other months of the year. Several of the staff have been part of the national chef team and the national pastry team, and even won pastry chef of the year - including Mattias Ljungberg, who runs the café and is one of Sweden's and the world's best-known pastry chefs.

Kafé Lusknäppen – Cafés
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In the museum's backyard

If you happen to be passing by Djurgården, or simply feel like enjoying freshly baked pastries surrounded by greenery, then pay a visit to Lusknäppen, the Nordic Museum's café and bar. Museum visitors and others with a sweet tooth can indulge in cinnamon buns, pastries, and simpler lunch dishes under the lime trees. You can also unwind with a glass of wine or a beer during after-work hours. The café is open all summer as well as at weekends during the winter.

Saturnus

Biggest buns in town

Decidedly Parisian Saturnus offers petite dejuner, lunch and baked goods throughout the day. Despite classic offerings such as croissant and pain au chocolat the Swedish influences are apparent, illustrated by the gigantic cinnamon and cardamom buns proudly displayed upon the counter.

Rosendals Trädgård

Organic and biodynamic food

After a promenade around the scenic gardens of Rosendal and Djurgården an afternoon pick-me-up is a prerequisite. The greenhouse-cum-café offers a completely organic menu with biodynamic food and pastries.

Vurma

Colourful in Hornstull

Colourful Vurma doesn't hold back - they make their food and coffee with an abundance of natural ingredients and love. During the summer months, the outdoor terrace with a view of the water draws in the crowds, while the cosy interior is the place to be during cool autumn and winter evenings.

Le

Light, fresh and fruity

Feast on fresh, colourful bowls, sandwiches and cakes and pastries in equally fresh surroundings. The leafy café with its fruity menu is reminiscent of healthfood joints in warmer parts of the world, such as Los Angeles and Bali.

Strandvägen 56 KMK

Wine, food and fika

KMK, the Royal Motor Boat Club, is perhaps best known as a central waterside restaurant with a welcoming, cosy atmosphere. And KMK is all that, but it's also a curated wine bar with fun snacks, smaller dishes and pizza. And of course sweet cakes and pastries. All with a view of the canal, boating and Djurgården on the other side of the water.

Sempre

Italian espresso bar

Drink coffee like a true Italian at this classic espresso bar in Bibliotekstan. Sempre is something of a hidden gem, tucked away on a city-centre side street but once you find it, Italian coffee and pastries such as cantuccini and cornetto await.

Café Fix

Stockholm's oldest café

Café Fix is ​​said to be the city's oldest café, with a history that dates back to 1910. Their menu may have changed since then, but the rustic feel remains thanks to exposed brick walls and well-preserved interiors details. The menu includes hearty hot dishes, sandwiches and coffee, along with vegetarian and vegan options.

Brot

City bakery using cold fermentation

City bakery Brot bakes everything on site using the so-called cold fermentation method, which means mixing dough the day before and letting them develop their flavours in the fridge for 12–16 hours. It makes for loaves with a crisp exterior and delicious interior. But they're not only experts in bread, they also bake cakes and pastries and make ice cream that can be enjoyed on the spot.

Karla Café

Coffee and sushi

The combination at Karla Café may seem unusual. You can eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, drink a glass of wine - and even eat sushi here. It's proved a popular concept, with something for all tastes at at all times of day. 

Gretas

A modern take on the Roaring Twenties

In what used to be the PUB department store building on Hötorget, you'll now find the Haymarket by Scandic hotel with its restaurant, bar and café, Gretas on the ground floor. Enjoy a healthy fika in updated 1920s surroundings inspired by the heyday of Greta Garbo. A light, airy meeting place that also has an outdoor dining area open in the summer months. 

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