8 Best Retro Cafes in Stockholm

Step into this amazing cafe and get yourself one of its famous cinnamon rolls
Step into this amazing cafe and get yourself one of its famous cinnamon rolls | © Cafe Saturnus
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?

A.B.Café.

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
A.B.Cafe.
Take a look at one of the cutest cafes in Stockholm! | © A.B.Café.

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.

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Cafe String

Cafe, Swedish, $$$

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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Flickorna Helin

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
Flickorna Helin
Take a minute to relax and enjoy the beauty of Djurgården at Flickorna Helin Cafe | Take a minute to relax and enjoy the beauty of Djurgården at Flickorna Helin Cafe

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.

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Louie Louie

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
Louie Louie
Take a step back into the 1950s at Louie Louie | © Louie Louie

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.

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Cafe Saturnus

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
Cafe Saturnus
Step into this amazing cafe and get yourself one of its famous cinnamon rolls | © Cafe Saturnus

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.

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Tössebageriet

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
Tössebageriet
This is bakery heaven! Make sure to stop by for one of its famous Semlas during Lent | © Tössebageriet

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.

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Vete-katten

Cafe, Patisserie, Coffee Shop, Swedish, $$$
Vete-Katten
With so many delicious items to choose from, it's often hard to decide what to try at Vete-katten | © Susanna Blåvarg

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.

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Älskade Traditioner

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
Älskade Traditioner
Pick up a sweet treat at Älskade Traditioner | © Älskade Traditioner

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.

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These recommendations were updated on January 6, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.