Eat & Drink
If there’s one Swedish word to learn, it’s fika. This is the name for the Swedish tradition of coffee and cake which is almost religiously adhered to every afternoon.
Stockholm has hundreds of cafés, but Chokladkoppen in the Old Town is a personal favourite thanks to the LGBT+ staff and the tasty treats. For one of Stockholm’s best coffees, Johan & Nyström has a roomy café off of Mariatorget square with a great collection of teas and coffees.
After shopping in and around Nytorget Square, it’s worth visiting the Urban Deli - a restaurant, bar and small organic grocery store. Get the meatballs, of course. Not much further away, the restaurant Marie Laveau in Mariatorget square serves a Cajun/creole menu in a trendy setting alongside craft beers and perfectly mixed cocktails.
Located in a former cinema, Hotel Rival’s bistro serves brunch every Sunday underneath iconic movie stills and celebrity photographs—the setting is as rich as the brunch!