As fall is coming closer, I don’t know about you, but I am back on my hunt for cool cafés! As soon as the weather is a little greyer and colder, I feel like the whole city is rushing into cafés or fika places! So, in this article, I am showing you 4 of my absolute favorite places in Stockholm!
Why 4 you may ask? I know 4 is very little compared to the number of cafés in the city. But before writing about a place, I want to go there and try it, take some pictures and have time to compare it with other spots. Also, I have a full-time office job, so I cannot (unfortunately) spend all day every day in cafés!
What is fika? Fika is just like our French “goûter”, which is an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee/tea. These afternoon snacks are pretty nice, especially, if you’re like me and love all kinds of pastries! So fika is basically the perfect occasion to meet up with friends or family around a cup of coffee and enjoy all kinds of pasties (buns!!).
However, there is one thing I need to mention. I am a tea lover, I drink tea all day long and I just love it! The thing is that Swedes are more coffee lovers, and so finding a good selection of teas in a coffee shop can be challenging (and usually pricey). So if you’re ready, let’s move to the best cafés in town!
1. Café Pascal
Great location, outdoor seating, and very friendly staff. All you need right? There is a pretty large choice of the pastries offered, which tastes amazing, and the indoor area has a lot of seats. This café is located right in Odenplan district, close by the gorgeous city library.
The big minus: it is expensive, and to be honest I didn’t know they would charge extra for lactose-free milk for my café latte…
2. Johan & Nyström
Super friendly staff, right in the center, and perfect to work or study! The coffee selection is impressive and the staff is ready to explain all the differences and choices they have. It is also one of the rare places offering a large tea selection (thank you!). The café has different locations, but the one I’ve been to is right by Kungsträdgården – it has a little terrace and is easily accessible.
The minus about this place: a rather poor selection of snacks or pastries offered to eat with your coffee.
3. Mr. Cake
Probably my favorite, just because they have this amazing sugar-vanilla bun! The staff is amazing, there is a large terrace and an indoor area. Also, it is very family-friendly. All the pastries are amazing! They serve fresh pancakes as well as brunch options, which makes the choice super hard. On top of this, it is one of these rare places which is opened until 6 pm on Sunday!
The minus: it is one of these very trendy places (well deserved), so there is always a very long queue. The best is to come either before or after peak hours.
4. Sophies Canelés
All Frenchies in Stockholm know about Sophies Canelés! It is super nice and it feels just like home. The food is amazing (below picture of the brunch we got there), there are so many pastries and they are also opened for lunch and after-works! There is, honestly, so much to try, but the salmon burger-sandwich is our all-time favorite!
The minus: the outside seating is just by the big road, but of course, not much you can do about it!
*Edit, this café is now closed*
I hope this article has been a little useful for you and that you’ll enjoy trying these places! Let me know in the comments if you want to read about more places – I’ll be happy to share these with you!
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⇒ If you’ve tried any of these let me know in the comments! And if you have any nice place in mind, let me know!!
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