Cafés in Stockholm
Stockholm’s best cafés
Swedes love coffee and drink massive amounts of it – with friends, colleagues, and wheat bread – everywhere. The word “fika”, Swedish for coffee break, seems to be our most recent language export. And it is quite evident when you walk around Stockholm that you don’t have to go without coffee.
Wienercaféet, Sturekatten and Vetekatten are among the traditional Stockholm café classics. As so often in other areas, international influences are strongly felt in the cafés of Stockholm. Have an Italian espresso on the go or why not try a Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Crème?
Sometimes you just get that craving for something out of the ordinary. Well, head over to our café on Djurgården. Enjoy a cup of coffee with your loved ones and take in the beautiful surroundings. You can even order a delicious lunch or a tasty dinner from us. Our café is the natural choice if you are looking to combine excellent food and coffee in a gorgeous garden near Östermalm.
FRANSKA CAFÉET – THE FRENCH CAFÉ
Franska Caféet is located on the third floor of the NK department store. It is popular and renowned for its friendly atmosphere and spectacular views of Ljusgården. The café serves salads, sandwiches and delicious NK pastries. Its coziness makes it easy to relax with a light meal and a glass of wine or a cappuccino.
Welcome to the Stockholm teahouse Chaikhana. Chaikhana offers a broad range and selection of the best pure and blended teas from the top tea-producing nations around the world. The expert staff will inspire you and guide you toward the tea that suits exactly your taste.
Inspired by Paris and Vienna, Wienercaféet has table service, generous display of its delicacies, and a love of the good life. Under the creative management of Daniel Lindeberg, Wienercaféet is dedicated to world-class gastronomic craftsmanship with precision, desire, and expertise characterizing everything from pastries and coffee to crêpes and champagne.
Under Kastanjen, Swedish for “under the chestnut tree,” is a bakery, a bistro, and a bar in the heart of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan. Not coincidentally, this establishment is situated under the chestnut tree in the square Brända Tomten, at the intersection of Kindstugatan/Själagårdsgatan. In addition to its traditional bakery, there is also a separate bakery that bakes only gluten-free goods and in many cases also lactose-free bread.
The Observatory was built in 1753 at Stockholm’s highest point. Far from the lights of the city and with expansive views of the city. A center for science, recording climate data, and for observing the firmament from the main building’s dome. One of the Observatory’s annexes is currently occupied by Himlavalvet (Swedish for the firmament). The cozy annex was originally a utility cottage. Today, it is a fully licensed cultural eatery seating about 40-45 indoors. Himlavalvet opened its doors in the spring of 2002 and is run by a mother-and-daughter team.
FLICKORNA HELIN VOLTAIRE
At the restaurant Flickorna Helin Voltaire at Djurgården, you can enjoy well-made food and wonderful breads and other baked goods from the restaurant’s own bakery. During the summer season, outdoor service is available with a view of Djurgårdskanalen. In the winter, you can warm up by the open fire.
Café Stiernan is a terrific small café in the heart of Gamla Stan – on the beautiful Österlånggatan. Personal service and constant high quality are synonymous to Stiernen.
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