The best cafés when you want to have coffee in Stockholm

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Swedes are among the world’s biggest coffee drinkers and they love a ‘fika’, so it’s no surprise they’ve not only turned the coffee break into an art form, but they’ve also got this very special word for it. And of course, Stockholms is full of great cafés and coffee places.
Last updated: February 23, 2022

To fika, the famous Swedish concept, is all about taking a break with a cup of coffee and a pastry or a slice of cake. Fika also acts as both a verb and a noun: you can fika with someone or you can take a fika.

While you figure out the best way to work this new word into your vocabulary we’re going to give you View Stockholm’s favorite cafés to fika. You’ll find a great mix of traditional Swedish fika, French delicacies, and Hawaiian smoothie bowls. Yum!

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Café Pascal

Café Pascal Stockholm
Café Pascal – Photo: © Bex Walton/Flickr

Café Pascal was founded by three siblings who loved great coffee, fine ingredients, and true craft. And they have shown that they practice what they preach – they won the prestigious award ‘Gulddraken’ as Stockholm’s best café in 2015 and were nominated the following years. At Café Pascal you can have salads made from scratch, soup of the day, grilled Pain au Levain toast, and delicious cardamom rolls in a stylish setting with gold lamps, photo art, and brick walls. And don’t miss their fantastic semla!

Norrtullsgatan 4, Vasastan
Skånegatan 76, Södermalm

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Ritorno

Ritorno in Stockholm
Ritorno is a classic café in Stockholm

Located across from Vasaparken, Ritorno has been around since the 1930s, and it almost seems like the original furniture is still there. Worn, comfy chairs and sofas are overlooked and abutted by badly hung paintings, jukeboxes, odd curiosities, and even a cuckoo clock – it’s like sitting in your eccentric aunt’s living room. There is a great selection of pastries, cakes, and sandwiches, and a great tea menu. And the coffee? It’s among the best in the city.

Odengatan 80-82, Vasastan
Torsgatan 20, Norrtull/City
Dalagatan 41, Vasastan
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Petite France

Macarons café Stockholm
French macarons
If you’re in Kungsholmen, visiting Petite France is a must. The bakery has won three ‘Gulddraken’ (the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter’s yearly award) as Stockholm’s best café and is famous for its macarons. But here you can also have a croissant filled breakfast, today’s lunch, éclairs, fruit tartlets, and buy bread and buns home with you.
John Ericssonsgatan 6, Kungsholmen

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Mahalo

Açaí bowl at Mahalo café in Stockholm
Açaí bowl at Mahalo – Photo: © Helen Alfvegren/Flickr
The health café Mahalo, located on Hornsgatan in Södermalm and Odengatan in Vasastan, is the perfect place for those who want a healthier alternative and a little Hawaiian feel at the same time. On the vegan and mostly organic and RAW friendly menu you will find fresh smoothie bowls with pitaya, açaí, spirulina and cacao nibs, but also gingerbread shots, milkshakes made of cashew, date plum, oats and banana milk, crispy salads, and wraps. An extra plus for the sunny outdoor seating under parasols that you can find in the inner courtyard.
Hornsgatan 61, Södermalm
Odengatan 26, Vasastan

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Café Saturnus

Have coffee and cinnamon rolls in Stockholm
Coffee and cinnamon rolls

It might bill itself as a French café but Saturnus has established itself as one of Stockholm’s favorite places to not just fika but to grab a delicious bite at any time of the day. It’s also rumored to have the biggest pastries and cake slices in the city, such as the massive cinnamon buns (kanelbulle), which are slightly smaller than your average hubcap. Brunch is served during the weekends Tucked away on a side street but still centrally located, this place is always busy and they don’t take reservations, so plan your trip here well.

Eriksbergsgatan 6, Östermalm

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Vete-Katten

Vete-katten Stockholm
Vete-Katten – Photo: © Holger Ellgaard/Wikimedia Commons

A cozy maze of rooms awaits you on your visit to this very traditional Stockholm café, which has the kind of dusty elegance one doesn’t see much anymore. Since 1928, Vete-Katten has baked buns and bread here, and everything is made from scratch – from the dizzying array of pastries and cakes to the excellent daily set lunch. In the cozy coffee room, both famous and less well-known Stockholmers have been talking about life over a cup of coffee.

Vete-Katten calls themselves a ‘Schweizeri’ because they also serve light food such as salads, open-face sandwiches, and prawn sandwiches. And don’t miss the excellent afternoon tea here. The staff is passionately invested in their wonderful café, something that’s reflected in the warm, welcoming atmosphere and truly spectacular service.

Kungsgatan 55, Norrmalm/City

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Kaffeverket

Coffee cups
Coffee and cinnamon rolls
Checkered tile, a turquoise wooden counter, sheepskins, and brass tables make Kaffeverket the most Instagram friendly café in Stockholm. But it’s not just for its interior that Kaffeverket is well worth a visit. According to White Guide it’s one of Sweden’s best cafés. In addition to great coffee, the menu offers chia puddings, avocado sandwiches, small pancakes, salads, and soups. And you should definitely try an early breakfast here.
Sankt Eriksgatan 88, Vasastan

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Mellqvist Caffè Bar

Sandwich at cafe
The best breakfast. The best coffee. The best café in 2017 according to Dagens Nyheter’s award Gulddraken. These are just a few reasons to visit Mellqvist Caffè Bar. The small venue and the tables on the outdoor seating add to the Italian espresso bar feeling. In addition to breakfast Mellqvist also serves lunch sandwiches with eggs, turkey, salami or chevre, and grilled sandwiches right from the bakery.
Rörstrandsgatan 4, Vasastan

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The Pink Company

The Pink Company in Stockholm

What about having coffee in a fabulous pink world? Then you should head to The Pink Company in Vasastan. A telephone booth, flamingos, velvet chairs, and a bathtub are just some of the details that will greet you as you step through the door of this unique café. Everything is thought out in the smallest detail – from the decor to the design of the pastries and food. The thing that primarily makes The Pink Company one of Stockholm’s best cafés is their luxurious brunch where you can enjoy fresh fruit, acai bowls, American Pancakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and tasty desserts. And if you’re looking for perfect Instagram photos in a cafe setting, you’ll never get enough.

Sankt Eriksgatan 70, Vasastan

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Älskade Traditioner

For ages, waffle lovers from Stockholm and other places have come to Älskade Traditioner in Södermalm. At this fantastic retro café, you can sit down in a wonderful environment filled with vintage furniture and interior details from the 1950s and 1960s and enjoy the city’s best waffles. The menu includes waffles with a wide range of tasty flavor combinations – chili cheese, halloumi, falafel, eggs benedict, roe, and Skagen to name a few. If you are craving something other than waffles, there is salad, meatballs, and soup. And, of course, an excellent coffee (or why not a good milkshake). Everything is made from scratch with quality ingredients and care for the environment.
Södermannagatan 42, Södermalm

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Café Kladdkakan

Café Kladdkakan in Old Town

The name of this cozy coffee shop is actually the native name of the Swedish specialty ‘Chocolate Sticky Brownie’. Served with whipped cream or ice cream it will blow your mind. Not only do they make the best ‘kladdkaka’ in Stockholm, but Café Kladdkakan also serves great salads, healthy plates, and baguettes with a variety of fillings. Being located in the center of Old Town, a stop here should be on your to-do list.

Stora Nygatan 32, Old Town

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Blå Porten

Café Blå Porten Djurgården
Café Blå Porten in Djurgården – Photo: © Holger Ellgaard/Wikimedia
Blå Porten is located at a historical site from the 1600s in Djurgården. For 500 years, everyone from royals and parliament members to youths has come here to socialize, eat, and drink. You’ll find warm meals on today’s menu, including the very popular lamb patties and homemade baked goods that will satisfy most palates if you are in the mood for something sweet.
Djurgårdsvägen 64, Djurgården
We hope you get to enjoy a nice ‘fika’ with really good Swedish coffee during your stay in Stockholm!
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Find the cafés on the map

Title Address Description
Café Pascal
Norrtullsgatan 4, 113 29 Stockholm, SverigeNorrtullsgatan 4
Café Pascal
Skånegatan 76, 116 37 Stockholm, SverigeSkånegatan 76
Ritorno
Odengatan 80, 113 22 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 80-82
Ritorno
Torsgatan 20, 111 23 Stockholm, SverigeTorsgatan 20
Ritorno
Dalagatan 41, 113 23 Stockholm, SverigeDalagatan 41
Petite France
John Ericssonsgatan 6, 112 22 Stockholm, SverigeJohn Ericssonsgatan 6
Mahalo
Hornsgatan 61, 118 49 Stockholm, SverigeHornsgatan 61
Mahalo
Odengatan 26, 113 51 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 26
Café Saturnus
Eriksbergsgatan 6, 114 30 Stockholm, SverigeEriksbergsgatan 6
Vete-Katten
Kungsgatan 55, 111 22 Stockholm, SverigeKungsgatan 55
Kaffeverket
Sankt Eriksgatan 88, 113 62 Stockholm, SverigeSankt Eriksgatan 88
Mellqvist Caffè Bar
Rörstrandsgatan 4, 113 40 Stockholm, SverigeRörstrandsgatan 4
The Pink Company
Sankt Eriksgatan 70, 113 20 Stockholm, SverigeSankt Eriksgatan 70
Älskade Traditioner
Södermannagatan 42, 116 40 Stockholm, SverigeSödermannagatan 42
Café Kladdkakan
Stora Nygatan 32, 111 27 Stockholm, SverigeStora Nygatan 32
Blå Porten
Djurgårdsvägen 64, 115 21 Stockholm, SverigeDjurgårdsvägen 64
Title Address Description
Café Pascal
Norrtullsgatan 4, 113 29 Stockholm, SverigeNorrtullsgatan 4
Café Pascal
Skånegatan 76, 116 37 Stockholm, SverigeSkånegatan 76
Ritorno
Odengatan 80, 113 22 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 80-82
Ritorno
Torsgatan 20, 111 23 Stockholm, SverigeTorsgatan 20
Ritorno
Dalagatan 41, 113 23 Stockholm, SverigeDalagatan 41
Petite France
John Ericssonsgatan 6, 112 22 Stockholm, SverigeJohn Ericssonsgatan 6
Mahalo
Hornsgatan 61, 118 49 Stockholm, SverigeHornsgatan 61
Mahalo
Odengatan 26, 113 51 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 26
Café Saturnus
Eriksbergsgatan 6, 114 30 Stockholm, SverigeEriksbergsgatan 6
Vete-Katten
Kungsgatan 55, 111 22 Stockholm, SverigeKungsgatan 55
Kaffeverket
Sankt Eriksgatan 88, 113 62 Stockholm, SverigeSankt Eriksgatan 88
Mellqvist Caffè Bar
Rörstrandsgatan 4, 113 40 Stockholm, SverigeRörstrandsgatan 4
The Pink Company
Sankt Eriksgatan 70, 113 20 Stockholm, SverigeSankt Eriksgatan 70
Älskade Traditioner
Södermannagatan 42, 116 40 Stockholm, SverigeSödermannagatan 42
Café Kladdkakan
Stora Nygatan 32, 111 27 Stockholm, SverigeStora Nygatan 32
Blå Porten
Djurgårdsvägen 64, 115 21 Stockholm, SverigeDjurgårdsvägen 64
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