Stockholm, as the most populous city in the Nordic region, is a place where trends are born and tested. It has quickly become obvious that in Stockholm, brunch is the new black. With an enthusiastic blogosphere and a large student community, eating the first meal of the day outside of the home has become a requirement. Here are a few of the many brunch highlights the Swedish capital has to offer.
Located in the middle of Stockholm’s trendiest districts Södermalm, ready to fill the new demand for brunch spreading through the population, lies Greasy Spoon. It’s been hailed as the brunch spot of all brunch spots in the Swedish capital. Founded by Brits, the intimate establishment is famous for its contemporary takes on the traditional British breakfast foods that have set the Scandinavian blogosphere alight. Serving a hearty brunch and good coffee all day, Greasy Spoon is an extremely popular destination that fills up quickly; with no booking possible, prepare to queue!
Another brunch spot sporting a loyal following is Pom & Flora; it’s an absolute must-visit in the Stockholm brunch scene. Also popular among bloggers, this cafe serves an extremely popular weekend brunch where you can get three kinds of breads, scones, cheese, hams, eggs, marmalades, Greek yoghurt, nuts, fruits and freshly pressed juices – all for a fair price. With an attention to quality and detail, friendly staff and a spectacular reputation, Pom & Flora has found the recipe of success in an ever-expanding market.
Perhaps the place on this list with the best location, Gamla Orangeriet, as the Swedish name suggests, was established in an old greenhouse, in the middle of the Bergius Botanical Gardens. Serving fresh pastries, bread, coffee, and dishes that are seasonally adapted, this venue is perfect for a light, late breakfast or early lunch. With the focus on local and organic produce, this restaurant, placed idyllically in the old orangery with outdoor seating in the middle of the garden, makes for an extremely Instagram-friendly brunch. And it’s only a mere five minutes away from the city center.
Urban Deli serves delicious, decadent breakfast foods every single day of the week, with a wide variety of bread, selections of spreads, fresh berries and coffee. Describing themselves as a mixture of a restaurant, grocery store and deli, the establishment has proved itself a valuable stop on your way through Södermalm on an early morning. With outdoor seating, a takeaway option and a catering service, this small deli, open since 2009, makes sure there is ample opportunity to enjoy their food wherever you are.
Focusing their efforts on the baked goods, Bakverket presents a selection of breads and buns that will not disappoint. This place is extremely popular among the locals, with a large number of locals getting their first cup of coffee served with a freshly baked bun. Bakverket has been awarded with the Golden Dragon for excellence by the newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, and was also given a special mention as Stockholm’s best breakfast. Sit down in the Scandinavian summer sunshine, or cozy up in the winter cold with a homemade treat and find out whether Bakverket has deserved its reputation.
Popular among students, Louie Louie is a suitable place for an early morning work session on the laptop, or a light breakfast with a cup of coffee on the outdoor seating lining the Stockholm pavement. On weekends, brunch is served at a very agreeable price, sporting a selection of sausages, eggs, scones, juices, smoothies and plenty of vegetarian options, as well as some famous chili scones. Louie Louie serves as a record shop as well as a cafe, and so it goes without saying that the music played matches the cool clientele.
As one of the more high-end brunch spots in Stockholm, Riche has a solid reputation, dating back to its beginning in 1893. Modeled off its namesake, Café Riches, on the Boulevard des Italiens in Paris, it naturally reflects French influence. Riche serves a decadent breakfast in one of Stockholm’s more affluent areas. From bookmaker toasts and eggs Benedict, anything from a quick bite to a draw out affair, Riche offers a quiet meal in refined surroundings, sure to start your day off well.
Yet another homage to the international influences coloring the streets of Stockholm, Mississippi Inn brings Southern Comfort food to the Swedish capital. With a popular a la carte brunch menu on Sundays, this restaurant brings the American South a little bit closer to one of the most hip neighborhoods in the world. The menu consists of classic American breakfast options such as pancakes, omelets, huevos rancheros, the more unorthodox hangover-curing Bloody Mary’s, as well as sandwiches and salads.
In a cozy, intimate locale, Café String offers a subtle experience in a peaceful environment. Serving an extremely popular weekend brunch at a good price, the cafe’s all you can eat breakfast buffet consists of anything from yogurts, breads and fruits, to different kinds of breads, pancakes, cheese, and even ice cream. Set in a locale with mismatched tables and chairs and a view of the main street in the area, Café String completes the homely experience of a well-made breakfast.
Run by three siblings who pay special attention to the quality of the coffee they serve, Pascal is a safe destination for the coffee-lover and their friends. Serving hot drinks as well as pastries and small lunch dishes, this cafe is a perfect spot for a light start to your day. Awarded the title of Stockholm’s best cafe by the newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, Pascal, with their fresh and local produce, is the place to go for a truly excellent Scandinavian breakfast.