Sometimes one of the best things that you can do while enjoying your coffee is taking a blast to the past. With these eight Stockholm cafes, you will be surrounded by decades-old charm and traditional, Swedish bakeries. What’s not to love?
Slightly outside of Stockholm in the neighbourhood of Hägersten lies the A.B.Café. This cafe is reminiscent of 1950s Stockholm and has a wonderful retro-feel to it. Located near Konstfack University College, you will be sure to find some art students around conversing over a cup of coffee and stopping in for a bite to eat.
Decorated with a 1950s and 60s vibe, Cafe String is located in the middle of Söder, a neighbourhood famous for its creative vibe. One of the coolest things about Cafe String is that just about everything is for sale, including the coffee cup that you drink out of. The cafe also serves a popular, delicious breakfast buffet that is available on the weekends.
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Located on the beautiful island of Djurgården, Flickorna Helin is one of the most picturesque cafes that you will find in Stockholm. Flickorna Helin is located in a beautiful, castle-like building near the water and serves a wide range of homemade pastries and sandwiches worth indulging in.
When you take a step into Louie Louie, you will instantly get the feeling of stepping into the 1950s. With its classic, checkered flooring and red vinyl chairs, this retro cafe offers a wide range of coffees, sandwiches and pastries, which are all at reasonable prices.
Cafe Saturnus is consistently considered one of the best places in Stockholm to grab a coffee or one of its famous cinnamon rolls, or kanelbullar, in Swedish. Thanks to its eclectic look and a phenomenal menu, Cafe Saturnus surely won’t disappoint.
Familiar with the famous Swedish Semla? Now’s your chance to try it in wrap form. Tössebageriet is known for its Semla Wrap and is one of the oldest cafes you can visit in Stockholm. It has kept the same address since opening in 1920. Located on Östermalm, this cafe is the perfect place for a fika and delicious, homemade baked goods.
One of the most quintessential Swedish cafes is Vete-katten. Opened in 1928, Vete-katten is filled with tradition, locals and tourists, and has a retro feel. It’s one of the most popular cafes in all of Stockholm. With multiple locations, visitors have great opportunities to visit the cafe no matter where they are in Stockholm. However, we recommend visiting the Vete-katten on Kungsgatan, since it is the oldest and most well-known of them all.
Traditional and filled with delicious, Swedish comfort-food, Älskade Traditioner is one of the best cafes you can visit in the city. Located in Södermalm, Älskade Traditioner is a place many locals visit, which is an excellent indicator of where to go. If you’re a fan of waffles, we recommend grabbing one as they are popular among costumers.