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The Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Updated: 28 June 2017
Some say Gothenburg is the true home of fika and whether that’s true or not, there’s no denying that Sweden’s second largest city is bursting with fantastic cafés and coffee shops. From cute and quirky to modern and sophisticated, you’ll never be far from a great cup of coffee and some delectable treats.

Llama Lloyd

Cafe, Swedish, Healthy, $$$
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This very local café is intimate—with just six bar seats, a table for two inside, and a nice collection of tables outside—and quite quirky. Customers arriving on bikes are given a 10% discount and nearly everything on offer is personally made by the owner. While you won’t find an espresso here, the coffee from Per Nordby is excellent.

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Tue - Sat:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Outdoors, Quirky, Relaxed

Da Matteo

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
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Da Matteo is the original specialty coffee shop in Gothenburg and since first opening in Victoriapassagen in 1995, they’ve expanded to multiple locations across the city. The company roasts their own coffee and bakes all breads and pastries; quality is the name of the game. The café is always buzzing, with both locals and tourists finding a home here.

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Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meal service:

Takeaway, Breakfast, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Outdoors, Relaxed

Viktors Kaffe

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
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Founded in 2012 due to the owners stated “weakness for coffee combined with interests in music, art, and interior design,” Viktor’s serves top quality coffee along with delicious sandwiches, pastries, soups, fresh juices, and other nibbles. That love of art is supported by a rotating exhibition on the walls and the music always sets a perfect mood.

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Mon - Fri:
7:00 am
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Relaxed, Arty, Quirky

Kale'i Kaffebar

Cafe, Swedish, Vegetarian, $$$
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One of the stars of Gothenburg’s café scene, Kale’i is a visual stunner serving up both the expected and unexpected coffee shop fare. The white-washed courtyard is an oasis, while the cozy interior is the perfect place to de-stress. Per Nordby coffee is served in delicate porcelain cups and the food is of the highest quality. Grab a seat and if it’s chilly, wrap yourself in one of the many blankets scattered about. You may never leave.

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Mon - Sun:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Unusual, Outdoors, Relaxed

Kafe Marmelad

Cafe, Swedish, Vegetarian, $$$
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This hipster hangout might be very chilled out but the coffee packs a punch. Breakfasts are excellent, and there is a great selection of salads and other nibbles, which can be enjoyed inside or out. Check the notice board for the latest cool gigs and exhibitions.

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Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 7:00 am

Meal service:

Takeaway, All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed, Outdoors, Arty

Rödasten Konsthall

Cafe, Healthy, Swedish, Vegetarian, $$$
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If you like some great art with your fika, Röda Sten is the place for you. Rödasten Konsthall, located in an old industrial building on the edge of the river, is arguably Gothenburg’s coolest contemporary art gallery. It’s also where you’ll find a funky, cool, and excellent café that sells coffee, pastries, and some excellent vegetarian food, as well as a selection of wine and beer. The terrace at the back has some amazing views over the water.
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Tue:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sun:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Stylish, Arty, Outdoors, Quirky, Relaxed

Wiktor Ahlströms Konditori

Cafe, Swedish, $$$
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This traditional café serves everything from its famous Cortina Cake (think marzipan and pistachio) to a range of other delectable pastries and some great salads, sandwiches, and light meals. It’s something of a local hangout that draws a very mixed crowd. A true Gothenburg original.

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Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun:
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Casual, Cosy, Relaxed

Rosenkaféet

Cafe, Swedish, Vegetarian, $$$
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It’s all right there in the name: Rosenkaféet literally means “Rose Café” and this summertime retreat is surrounded by a stunning garden of roses. The food is traditional, the cakes homemade, and only fresh, natural ingredients are used. It’s old-fashioned and something of a secret—until now.

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Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Secret, Outdoors, Romantic, Relaxed