Vetekatten, without a doubt, is the grand dame of cafés in Stockholm. This is not so much a classic as an institution. A traditional, Swedish style coffee house with a labyrinth of cosy rooms that feel like you are sitting in your grandmother’s home and with simply superb baked goods using top quality ingredients. Tössebageriet is another Stockholmer favourite.
Rosendals trädgårdar, a café in an old glasshouse, on the island of Djurgården - organic and biodynamic bakery, traditional cookies, cakes, and bread and good lunch spot.
The darling Café Blom, located in the Arkitekturmuseet, is a destination in itself. A little gem with home baked goods, soups, salads and French press coffee offering a simple, seasonal menu with a strong ecological bent.
Cocovaja Coffee & Catering offers steaming quality coffee, deliciously sticky Swedish cardamom buns, and grilled sourdough sandwiches. Greek born owner Iljas and his crew know exactly how to create an atmosphere of familiarity, and throughout the day, a long row of regulars pass by for their coffee fix and a chat.
Petite France on Kungsholmen is a secret known to Stockholm’s gourmands and lovers of French style pastries with finesse. Expect fantastic brunches and lunches - slow cooked meat is a highlight. The bread is worth going for alone.
Dessert & Choklad on Lilla Essingen and Per Olsson Choklad & Konditori, also known as POCK on Södermalm are two award-winning favourites for superb desserts if you are feeling like a truly indulgent treat. Lux only does take away, but worth standing up for.