A Stockholm Guide

Stockholm the city of coffee and cinnamon buns, or better known as fika.  The city has been on my to do list since forever, as my Instragram feed is always showing the prettiest Stockholm cafes. After my trip I made a small Stockholm guide to where to get the best cup of coffee, brunch etc.

To Have Coffee:

Finding good coffee in Stockholm is easy. Swedes are serious about coffee and you might already be familiar with “fika”, a cosy daily ritual involving a cup of coffee and cinnamon rolls ( “kanelbulle” in Sweden).



IL CAFE, Södermannagatan 23. Il cafe is a small chain of three cafes, the one we visited is located in the hip area Sofo. Besides a pretty good cappuccino they also offer some nice Swedish pastries. An extra plus is that this Sofo locations shares their space with flower shop Christophers Blommor, which is a joy for a plant lover like myself.

DROP COFEE, Wolmar Yxkullsgatan 10. Famous Stockholm coffee roastery.

KAFFEVERKET, Snickarbacken 7. In a slightly hidden location in the midst of city you’ll find this charming coffee bar, combined with a design store. Excellent coffee and a good selection of sweets for fika.

To Have Brunch:

POM & FLORA, Bondegatan 64. The breakfast deal at Pom & Flora is known to be one of the best in town. The café serves up both beautiful interior and a menu worth returning for – whether you´re up for breakfast or lunch.

KAFFEVERKET, Sankt Eriksgatan 88. Probably the most instagrammed restaurant in Stockholm. Situated in Stockholm’s Vasastan district , Kaffeverket makes great coffee – but also has their own chefs and pastry chefs. The food is unusually good for a café.

URBAN DELI, Nytorget 4. Urban Deli is a restaurant, bar, bakery, grocery store and, of course, a deli… all under one roof. It is very popular, both with the locals and visitors to the SoFo neighborhood. The bakery is well known for its freshly baked sourdough bread, but they also have a wide assortment of pastries and other breads.

STHLM BRUNCH CLUB, Dalagatan 24. STHLM Brnch Club’s menu is a foodie’s dream: American-style pancakes, waffles, french toast….you name it and they serve it. And it all tastes delicious. On the healthier side, refreshing acai bowls topped with fruit, granola and homemade peanut butter are on offer, as is a tasty avocado toast option.

ROSENDALS TRADGARD, Rosendalsvägen 38.  Have a coffee or homemade apple juice in a stunning setting. You can find a spot between the apple trees outside or have a seat in the greenhouse.

  To Have Dinner:

BABETTE, Roslagsgatan 6. A cozy restaurant that serves both pizza and some small sharing platters, accompanied by some nice wine. The lamb chermoula and pumpkin, goat cheese pizza were some of the best things we had during our trip.

GRO, Sankt Eriksgatan 67. At Gro they have new take on classic Swedish cuisine, only working with local and seasonal ingredients.

BIRD, Regeringsgatan 89. At Bird they have taken poultry to a whole new level. Buttermilk fried chicken, duck confit burger and the best sweet potato I have ever tried. They don’t accept bookings so come early and grab a chair.

K25, Kungsgatan 25. A foodcourt in the center of Stockholm.LA NETA, Barnhusgatan 2. When you are craving some Mexican food, basement located restaurant La Neta is your place to go. They have a great selection of taco’s and quesadillas, that you can spice up to your taste at the salsa bar.

To Go Shopping:

GRANDPA, Fridhemsgatan 43. The people at Grandpa made a great selection of fashion (for both men and women), jewelry and interior design. The flagship store on Kungsholmen also houses the restaurant and bar Sixten & Frans.

GRANIT, several locations around Stockholm. Scandinavian interior design chain. The brand isn’t available in Belgium, so I regret not only buying 1 single thing.

PARLANS KONFEKTYR, Nytorgsgatan 38. SoFo’s sweetest candy store. Step in and be instantly transported back to the 1930s. The most delicious fudge is baked here.

PAPERCUT, Krukmakargatan 24-26. In my opinion one of the best magazine stores I have ever entered. They also have a great selection of food magazines and cookbooks.
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