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Discover Stockholm’s Fika Gems: 8 Authentic Experiences

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One of the quintessential Swedish traditions is “fika,” a coffee break during which people enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with delicious pastries.

While plenty of popular spots exist to experience fika, we’ve curated a list of fika gems that offer an authentic and memorable experience. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or just looking to soak in the local culture, these unique fika places in Stockholm will surely delight you.

Drop Coffee Roasters

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Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10, 118 50 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Mariatorget

Nestled in the charming district of Södermalm, Drop Coffee Roasters is a haven for coffee enthusiasts. Known for its meticulous approach to coffee brewing, this café offers a cosy atmosphere and exceptional coffee. The baristas are passionate about their craft and brew each cup perfectly. Don’t miss out on their homemade pastries, which perfectly complement their coffee.

Café Pascal Vasastan

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Address: Norrtullsgatan 4, 113 29 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Odenplan

Café Pascal has several locations across Stockholm and is celebrated for its warm ambience and high-quality coffee from renowned roasters. The minimalist interior designs create a relaxing environment where visitors can enjoy a peaceful fika. Their cardamom buns and avocado toast are trendy among locals and tourists alike.


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Address: Kungsgatan 55, 111 22 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Hötorget

Step into Vete-Katten, and you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time. Established in 1928, this traditional café retains its old-world charm with antique furnishings and a delightful assortment of pastries. Known for its classic Swedish cakes and cookies, Vete-Katten is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience a piece of Stockholm’s culinary history. Be sure to try their prinsesstårta and cinnamon buns.

Kafé 44

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Address: Tjärhovsgatan 46, 116 28 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Medborgarplatsen

For those seeking a more alternative and laid-back vibe, Kafé 44 is the perfect spot. This café doubles as a cultural hub, hosting live music, poetry readings, and art exhibitions. The interior is eclectic and cosy, making it a great place to relax and enjoy a fika. Their vegan and vegetarian options, particularly tofu sandwiches and vegan pastries, are highly recommended.

Johan & Nyström

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Address: Swedenborgsgatan 7, 118 48 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Mariatorget

Johan & Nyström is not just a café but a coffee lovers’ paradise. Situated in Södermalm, this café focuses on direct trade coffee and sustainability. The ambience is modern yet cosy, with plenty of space to sit and enjoy a quiet moment. Their coffee-tasting events are a unique way to deepen your appreciation for coffee. Pair your brew with one of their delicious cinnamon buns for an authentic fika experience.

Petite France

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Address: John Ericssonsgatan 6, 112 22 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Fridhemsplan

Petite France brings a slice of Paris to Stockholm with its charming décor and exquisite pastries. Located in Kungsholmen, this café is perfect for those who appreciate fine French baking. Their croissants and éclairs are particularly popular, and the outdoor seating offers a lovely view of the street, making it an ideal spot for people-watching.


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Address: Eriksbergsgatan 6, 114 30 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Östermalmstorg

Café Saturnus is famous for its oversized cinnamon buns that are as delicious as they are impressive. Located in the upscale neighbourhood of Östermalm, this café offers a cosy and welcoming environment. Their breakfast and brunch options are also highly recommended, making it an excellent spot for a leisurely morning fika.

Mellqvist Kaffebar

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Address: Rörstrandsgatan 4, 113 40 Stockholm

Nearest Tube Station: Sankt Eriksplan

Mellqvist Kaffebar is a beloved local spot in Vasastan, known for its friendly atmosphere and high-quality coffee. This café is a favourite among locals and celebrities, often bustling with activity. The outdoor seating is perfect for enjoying a sunny day while sipping on a perfectly brewed coffee and indulging in one of their homemade pastries.



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