Swedes are well known for their “fika” (pronounced “fee-ka”), which basically means drinking coffee, sometimes accompanied by something sweet like a cinnamon bun or a chocolate sticky brownie (“kladdkaka”). Socializing over a cup of coffee or tea is an important part of the Swedish culture, and therefore you will be able to find some amazing coffee shops in Stockholm.

Café String

Café String is a hip retro café located in a trendy part of the city. Here you will find authors and students sipping coffee side by side with tourists and locals. Every Saturday and Sunday between 11 AM and 1 PM one of Stockholm’s most popular breakfast buffets is served here for only SEK 80. It is a great place to take a break at before you continue discovering Södermalm.

Address: Nytorgsgatan 38
Phone: +46 (0)8 714 85 14
Website: cafestring.com

Café Kladdkakan

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, they also serve 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.

Address: Stora Nygatan 32
Phone: +46 (0)8 20 02 80

Espresso House Stureplan

Even though this coffee shop is part of large chain, like Starbucks, this place looks nothing like that. In the heart of Stockholm, on Stureplan, you can enjoy a coffee in a cozy setting inspired by an old library or a hunting lodge. With excellent wifi and lots of seats you are guaranteed a nice break to rest your feet, and why not update your Instagram account.

Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 18
Phone: +46 (0)10 510 12 56
Website: espressohouse.com

Konditori Vete-Katten

Dating back to 1928, this is the mother of all coffee shops in Stockholm. On site bakers create stunning bread, cakes, cookies and more. The interior brings you right back to the 1930’s with a lace doily on each table and you can enjoy both a breakfast buffet (7.30-10 AM) and Afternoon Tea (2.30 PM-5.30 PM) Monday-Friday.

Address: Kungsgatan 55
Phone: +46 (0)8 20 84 05
Website: vetekatten.se

Blå Porten

Blå Porten is located at a historical site from the 1600’s, right on the Iceland of Djurgården. For 500 years, everyone from royals and members of the parliament to youths has come here to socialize, eat and drink. On today’s menu you will find warm meals including the very popular lamb patties and homemade bake goods that will satisfy most palates if you are in the mood for something sweet.

Address: Djurgårdsvägen 64
Phone: +46 (0)8 663 87 59
Website: blaporten.com