There's no doubt that Stockholm is a coffee lover's paradise. With so many fantastic coffee shops to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, I've got you covered.
In this blog post, I'll introduce you to some of the best coffee shops in Stockholm and tell you a bit of what makes each one special. So whether you're looking for a cozy cafe with great views or an Instagram-worthy spot with delicious food, I'm sure you'll find something here that suits your taste.
But before getting there, let me talk a bit about something essential to Swedish coffee culture: fika.
What is fika?
Fika is the equivalent of a Swedish coffee break, but it has a profound cultural significance. Beyond the ceremonial drinking of coffee with fikabröd, the most crucial aspect of fika is talking with friends.
And even more critical than bonding with friends is slowing down on purpose. According to Johan Hedlund, a fellow Coffee Expert at The Coffee Lab, "When you're in the fika mind-frame, you are dropping all of your stresses for the day and focusing purely on the moment."
So, it's more than a simple coffee break. And if you want to experience fika, what better place to do it than at Stockholm's best coffee shops?
Coffee quality is superb here, and both regulars and travelers praise the fine selection of single-origin coffee beans and blends. Lofbergs roasts its coffee beans, so you can be sure that coffee is as fresh as it should.
Overall, people praise the quality of Lofbergs' coffee and the pleasant views of Stockholm from the cafe's windows. Another crucial aspect about Lofbergs is that they ethically source their green coffee from origin.
Traceability and direct trade standards are crucial for coffee quality and peace of mind.
For sure, a great spot to enjoy some of the vibrant Stockholm cafe landscape.
Mellqvist Caffè Bar
Stockholm has no shortage of great cafes, but for coffee lovers and cafe hoppers, Mellqvist is a must-visit. Dagens Nyheter awarded it with the best cafe prize, Gilddraken, in 2017. And once you get there and try their coffee and breakfast menu, you'll quickly understand why Mellqvist is in such good standing among connoisseurs and regulars alike. The coffee is some of the best in the city, and the food is mouth-watering.
If you're looking for a great Italian espresso bar experience, Mellqvist is the place to be.
Kaffeverket is one of the most Instagram-friendly cafés in Stockholm. The checkered tile floor and turquoise wooden counter give it that extra touch, while sheepskins add a nostalgic touch feel to your visit here!
The menu offers chia puddings, avocado sandwiches, and small pancakes for breakfast options. All the options are worth trying if you're looking to start your day off on the right foot!
For those who enjoy coffee as I do, there's nothing better than coming here to enjoy good company and have a good cup of coffee.
When you need a late-night meal or want to chat with someone over coffee, head on down the street and indulge yourself at Cafe 60.
This coffee shop has plenty for every taste bud. They offer everything from delectable desserts to breakfast pastries that will keep anyone happy!
The extensive Cafe 60 menu is enough reason to come back over and over. They also stay open until midnight every day (and 2 am Fridays & Saturdays). In other words, there's no excuse to get your fix when traveling abroad.
Three siblings founded Café Pascal to honor their passion for coffee, fine ingredients, and true craftsmanship. The coffee shop won the Gulddraken in 2015 and has been nominated several times ever since.
At Café Pascal, you can enjoy a delicious salad, grilled toast, or cardamom roll in a stylish setting with gold lamps, photo art, and brick walls. And their semla is worth trying too.
Head over to Saturnus if you are looking for an authentic Swedish cafe experience. The delicious aromas coming from this place have made it one of the most popular places to fika in Stockholm. The large cinnamon buns (kanelbulle) are also worth trying.
You'll find Saturnus on a side street but still centrally located, so be sure not to miss out when you're passing by or plan for an arrival time because these treats won't last long at all.
The cozy, old-fashioned Ritorno cafe has a great selection of pastries and cakes to go with their excellent coffee.
The furniture here feels like it's been around for generations, and you'll find yourself surrounded by old-fashioned charm in this vintage haunt of an espresso bar across Vasaparken metro station.
And for tea lovers, it's a dream come true. Their fine selection is delicious and of the highest quality.
The Pink Company
Head to The Pink Company in Vasastan for an experience like no other. Step through the door and stumble upon a telephone booth that looks just like it belongs on somebody's lawn. Then, you'll find flamingos everywhere you look, and more pink color than anyone could expect!
Instagrammeable and extraordinary, the aesthetic side isn't the only powerful feature of The Pink Company. Moreover, the coffee is some of the best in Stockholm. The relaxed and fun atmosphere make this a great place for anyone looking for something different than your average cafe visit.
And the brunch menu is delicious and indulgent. In short, The Pink Company is perfect to have a taste of Stockholm's sophisticated face.
Drop Coffee is the place to go for a cup of rich, cafe-quality coffee. It's also great if you want total privacy because they have plenty of power outlets and wifi where needed!
This award-winning roaster promotes Swedish fika culture and has a robust community of café hoppers. You could even say that they visit Drop Coffee more frequently than most coffee shops in the city.
Additionally, thanks to its relaxed atmosphere and rich offering, it's a fantastic spot to spend some time with friends or by yourself.
Johan & Nyström
Johan & Nyström is the kind of coffee shop I love the most. They roast their coffee beans and sell them fresh to take home too.
The company source their coffees from fair trade agencies that work with farmers worldwide to provide access to rare specialty coffee beans.
They offer a wide variety, from coffee beans with different origins to several brew methods.
Are you ready for fika?
Stockholm has many great coffee shops. But the best ones often offer excellent coffee, cozy atmospheres, and unique experiences.
Our list of best coffee shops includes various places that cater to different people. So be sure to check them out if you're looking for a fantastic cup of coffee in Stockholm!