No one does coffee better than the Swedes. They love a good coffee break so much that they've created their own word for it: Fika. Fika loosely translates into meeting up for a coffee and a piece of cake or pastry. It's all about slowing down for a moment during our busy days to catch up with friends, enjoy a delicious bite and sip, and savor the moment. We can get on board with that. There's a great coffee shop around every corner in Stockholm. But these are our four top picks...
Johan & Nystrom in Sodermalm will feel familiar to any coffee-loving hipster. It certainly reminded us of the uber-trendy coffee shops in New York.
Offering beans from all over the world, slow-roasted by hand and prepared in any method of your choice, Johan & Nystrom is perfect for the ultimate coffee connoisseur.
And even though the coffee shop is always crowded and bustling with customers, its cozy seating makes any coffee break feel intimate and Instagram-worthy.
For a strong cup of fair trade espresso, Drop Coffee Roasters, just around the corner from Johan & Nystrom, is the one for you. Their award-winning roasts have origins in Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Kenya.
It's sleek, modern, no frills, and great for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Snickarbacken 7 is ideal for a meeting or working remotely. The space is huge, with tons of seating and tables available. It also houses an art gallery and boutique, which gives it a unique, trendy vibe.
While the three coffee shops above serve up a great cups of coffee, Il Caffe stands out for its pastries. In particular, the classic Swedish cardamom and cinnamon buns. These delicious pastries pair perfectly with a strong cup of espresso.