Whilst in Stockholm

We spent a few days in Stockholm last week, before heading up north. We were just cruising around, exploring a bit more. We found some new favourite places that I thought we’d share with you. So the next time you go to Stockholm you have a bit more to explore too! And no surprise to those who know me, that most of the places are coffee related.

We decided to visit Sandra, at En Nypa Socker, who made our amazing wedding cake, to see how her cafe turned out and to say again how much everyone loved the cake. I was starving, as we hadn’t had breakfast yet so I ordered the Roast Beef Salad . I have to say it was one of the best salads I’ve ever had! Mat went for the artichoke pesto toast, which he was very happy with. This was finished off with coffee (what else did you expect from me?) and a Swedish Christmas classic; mjuk pepparkaka mmm…

Also located on Kungsholmen is this neat little coffee shop called Smakfamiljen on Norra Agnegatan 36. Selling coffee beans, coffee accessories, some chocolate and coffee for take away. Or you can sit by a little bar disk, or you will be able to soon as Henrik, who is the owner, was in the process of building one. . We had some great coffee, one of which was roasted in Stockholm from Drop Coffee. Henrik got an interest for coffee whilst at university and then worked for a shop in Stockholm that sells coffee and coffee making equipment and he opened his own shop just about a year ago. He specialises in brewed coffee, rather than the Ozzy and Kiwi inspired artisan coffee shops of London, who tends to favour the flat whites.

Drop Coffee, mentioned earlier is an interesting place to visit too, they roast their own coffee and have just moved their roasting to a bigger location so that they can roast on a larger scale then previously. If you’re on Söder, check out their cafe, but make sure you go to the one on Wollmar Yxkullsgatan. (I have to say I wasn’t a big fan of the one they have near Medborgarplatsen).

I’m saving the best cafe for last, this will from now on be my favourite place whilst in Stockholm. It’s simple, scaled back with a relaxed atmosphere, serves great  press coffee and toasts and it’s cheap – now that’s a rarity in Stockholm! They serve coffee at 25SEK and Västerbotten cheese toasties for 25SEK, that’s a bargain and they’re yummy too! The staff was very friendly, warm, chatty and welcoming – another thing that sadly is a bit of a rarity in Stockholm. Good manners are still free, so don’t be stingy with them! Make sure you pay them a visit, simply called Kaffe, on the corner of St Paulsgatan and Kvarngatan. Map here.

If you’re a foodie, then this is the place for you! Cajsa Warg. They have one shop on Söder, which opened in the early 90’s, they wanted to create a food shop where it was fun and inspiring to do your grocery shopping. Stepping in to their shop feels a bit like a time machine. Their second shop, is larger and located in Vasastan, the building is an old Cinema and is now a Cajsa Warg grocery store and a cafe. Sadly, we didn’t have time to visit  the Vasastan shop, but next time we’re in Stockholm in the summer, I’ll be sure to pay it a visit as it looks amazing! Here’s a picture of the one on Söder, I love the old wooden step ladder!

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