Besides offering its own speciality coffee, breakfast and lunch, this hip minimalist cafe in Wollmar Yxkullsgatan also has freshly roasted coffee beans and home-brew equipment for sale.
This is the best place to eat semla (cardamom-flavoured buns filled with almonds and whipped cream; below). This treat, traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, is so beloved by Swedes that it’s now devoured from New Year to Easter.
This is one of Stockholm’s oldest bakeries, with plenty of Old World charm. Choose between pistachio cake and prinsesstarta (Swedish cake with layers of cream, sponge and jam, covered with marzipan).
Established in 1920 by Swiss immigrants, this cafe is still family-run. Try its excellent lunch dishes, especially the minestrone. The venue features a wall (below) you can write on, if you dare.
10. Johan & Nystrom
This store has a vision of creating a better coffee world, with its fair-trade and organic products. It embodies the essence of fika with its hand-roasted coffee beans.
– TEXT BY NOELLE HARRISON
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This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.