Situated north west of central Stockholm, Vasastan is seldom mentioned in travelogues and guidebooks. However, it is home to some of the most spectacular architecture in the region and makes a great place to enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch. We’ve listed the top 10 places for a light bite in this historical neighborhood.
Mellqvist is a great coffee spot, serving everything from espresso to macchiato. The ‘Super Breakfast’ is a great complement to a cup of premium coffee. Drink while enjoying homemade sandwiches and rolls, together with the popular Mellqvist-cooked egg and freshly squeezed juice.
Rörstrandsgatan 4, Vasastan, Stockholm, +46 768752992
Cafe, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Swedish, $$$
Located in the heart of Vasastan, Café Sirap is a nostalgic cafe with portraits hung on the walls in manner of an art gallery. Locals say it serves the best coffee in Stockholm, with a light menu where pancakes and Parma ham sandwiches and bacon with scrambled eggs are popular choices.
Surbrunnsgatan 31 A, 113 48 Stockholm, +46 86129419
Bakery, Pastry Shop, Coffee, Swedish, Pastries, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
A restaurant business with ethical purpose, Green Rabbit works with its grain growers to make sure their income is guaranteed. The chefs, Mathias Dahlgren and Martin Berg, have operated two restaurants in the Michelin Guide, and there is no doubt about their culinary skills as well as their Fairtrade credentials. Beautiful bread and pastries are served in the brunch session.
Tegnergatan 17, Stockholm 111 40, Sweden, +46 8204626
Bröd & Salt
Bröd & Salt sticks to the most traditional way of baking bread and pastries, browned in the stone oven everyday. This practice, together with the craftsmanship and experience of the baker, are the key to the mouthwatering loaves here that make its fantastic sandwiches.
Birkagatan 15, 120 61 Stockholm, +46 0852246870
Arizona offers the hottest and spiciest brunch in town. The restaurant resembles a bar in Central America, with an eclectic decor of Scandinavian wooden walls and floor tiles and Caribbean decorations, The menu, however, serves both Mexican and Swedish food; the fajitas and hamburgers are particularly good.
Karlbergsvägen 70, 113 35 Stockholm, +46 08322737
Fondueboden offers the most authentic Swiss fondue in the city with a wide selection, all of which are homemade. Options include meat, fish or Mexican, and are prepared using fresh ingredients. The most popular choice among these options is the super-sweet ‘Melted Toblerone’, a fondue with cognac, marshmallows, meringues, fruits and ice cream.
Vanadisvägen 42, Stockholm, +46 08339900
Restaurant, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Swedish
Café Seg 70 is a small café with great enthusiasm. The decorations are nostalgic, with newspapers on the wall, vintage furniture and background jazz music. The restaurant’s signatures are baked sourdough bread and salads; watch out for the fantastic grilled bread with avocao and cheese, The restaurant can only accommodate around ten people, therefore, it’s better to go there early and grab your seat.
Sankt Eriksgatan 70, 112 20 Stockholm, +46 08344443
Restaurant, Tapas, Mediterranean, European, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
Boqueria is well known for its pintxos and stews, which are definitely the must-try dishes here, all served in an interior that resembles a chalet, for a taste of classic Scandinavian architecture. Boqueria is also a market hall, and for those who love to cook this hall offers many fresh and rare ingredients that may give you inspiration for cooking.
Mood Stockholm, Jakobsbergsgatan 17, 111 44 Stockholm, +46 763254575
American Table has a nice open kitchen that allows you to see the chefs prepare brunch favorites such as Eggs Benedict from scratch. The restaurant prides itself for using local products for preparing American dishes. Keeps some space for the coconut cream pies.
Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, 10126 Stockholm, +46 0702564740