Where to Find the Best Coffee in Stockholm – 10 Cafes
Swedes are crazy about coffee and Sweden is among the world’s largest consumers of the stuff. They sit in third place, just behind their close neighbours Norway and Finland. The Swedes enjoy coffee so much that they make it part of their lifestyle and take ‘fika’, which is literally a Swedish coffee break.
Fika is a state of mind and many Swedes consider this essential and make time for this every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a small bite to eat. We love this idea and we’ve listed where you can find the best coffee in Stockholm and enjoy fika too.
Let’s go! 10 cafes serving the best coffee in Stockholm
The side streets are a good place to seek out the best coffee in Stockholm
1) Mahalo Odengatan
A vegan-friendly, trendy cafe serving great coffee! Mahalo Odengatan has a delicious menu to match. This place has many vegan & vegetarian dishes on the menu with fresh smoothie bowls and crunchy, flavourful salads among so many tasty plates. A very popular cafe for breakfast and brunch, but trust us, you will return here again and again. Our favourites are the sweet potato fries and the tofu scramble plate for breakfast.
Pom & Flora offer wonderful coffee with a menu of fresh, wholesome food. The colourful menu is vegan/vegetarian-friendly and the staff are young and friendly. Bring a friend here to enjoy a satisfying, healthy meal followed by a carefully crafted cup of coffee.
Espresso House has a nice ambience, the staff are friendly, the prices are decent and the coffee is good. The best coffee in Stockholm? We’d agree that it certainly belongs on our list. They’ve also got a tempting menu filled with some tasty breakfast dishes and sweets to go alongside your coffee. Only 2 min walk away from Nobel Museum.
A group of friends founded this coffee roastery and they’re determined to produce the best-tasting beans with a heavy focus on being sustainable too. They purchase coffee beans from fair trade agencies and carefully roast them in their own roastery. The chic little cafe is a warm space to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee and it’s a good feeling to know that you’re supporting coffee farmers around the world at the same time.
We really liked this cafe. The best coffee in Stockholm is right here.
6) Drop Coffee
Need a good place to get some work done while sipping on fantastic coffee? This place is what you’ve been looking for. They have power sockets and a good wifi connection, not to mention the coffee rocks! They’ve also got a roastery, so you can purchase a bag of beans to take home and re-create at home.
This vintage cafe in Vasatan is ‘old school’. It was established in 1959, and Konditori Ritorno sits on the edge of the city. You’ll notice the large mirrors and old furniture here and it almost transports you back in time. The café serves traditional filtered coffee, so don’t expect the fancy stuff if you stop in to visit. Why not come here with a friend and enjoy coffee like they used to whilst munching on the classic Swedish pastry, the cinnamon bun.
A sweet little cafe opened in 1920 at the entrance to the Old Town. The menu consists of Swedish classics, but with their own flair to it. The coffee is good and the menu is focused on using fresh ingredients and simple flavours. Save some room for sweets! The cake and pastries are wonderful.
Wandering around Gamla stan (Old Town) after a ‘fika’. Lots of cafes around this area, but stick to our list of cafes that serve the best coffee in Stockholm.
9) Kafé 44
Kafé 44 is operated by a non-profit organisation offering a cosy environment inside the cafe. This small cafe which is hugely popular with music lovers and artists offers vegetarian food at a great price. We enjoyed a few cups of the best coffee in Stockholm right here. The staff were awesome and we loved the vibe. Best coffee in Stockholm with a vibe – what a win.
Check out their healthy sandwiches loaded with fresh vegetables and produce. This is a place that music lovers will want to note on their itinerary as it frequently hosts concerts by Swedish singers and underground bands.
Gamla Stan is a popular area in Stockholm and Chokladkoppen is a small café just next to the Royal Palace and Nobel Museum. This cafe is a good place to pick up a fresh Danish pastry or a fresh sandwich and we hear that the hot chocolate is worth ordering here too.
Freshly ground coffee and a talented barista. This place has both and it serves some of the best coffee in Stockholm.
Stockholm is a very cool city! So in between your coffee breaks, make sure you don’t miss out on seeing the best of what this city has to offer. Why not plan stops to enjoy the best coffee in Stockholm between activities? We’ve listed our favourite activities to do here below.
Best Things To do in Stockholm
Hop-on, Hop-off Bus – This is a big city and there are lots to see! Book a ticket for the hop-on, hop-off bus around Stockholm and maximise your time here.
ABBA Museum – Get your ticket here, walk in and dance on out! This is a fun way to spend a few hours learning about these Swedish music icons.
Morning Bike Tour – If you’d like to get a little active while seeing the best highlights, a bike tour of Stockholm is the best way to spend your morning.
Food Tour of Stockholm – This tour is super popular! 4 hours in duration, lots of eating and tastings to be had. Bring your walking shoes, this food tour of Stockholm is highly recommended.
The Old Town is vibrant, however, the best coffee in Stockholm is often found if you wander out of the main tourist areas.
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Rach is a self-confessed travelling foodie. Her passion for food and culture has seen her eat her way through 190 countries. She's currently on a big food adventure to visit EVERY country in the world!
When Rach isn't travelling, you can find her at the beach, drinking coffee or wine with friends or chowing down on the best eats around her home city of Melbourne, Australia.