Let's face it, Stockholm is three things for travelers: It's cold. It's expensive. And it's home to some of the most gorgeous human specimens on this dear planet of ours.
I may have found the perfect place to remedy these issues, should they be considered as such—Gilda's Café.
Set in the heart of the boho district of Södermalm in south Stockholm, Gilda's is the perfect place to shelter from the cold with a warm cup of coffee in hand, inexpensive pastries (fika, anyone?), and some good old people watching.
Trust me when I say that people watching does not get any better than in Stockholm. Locals are very fond of hipster ways. They are relaxed, friendly, and could all be on the front cover of a fashion magazine.
Beautiful people aside, Gilda's is a little slice of heaven on its own. Think unmatched tableware, indie music, eclectic furniture, and delicious homemade dishes. Worlds away from the compartmentalism and practicality of Ikea. The change of scenery is most welcome and enjoyable.
Save your precious kronors, daydream about a handsome Swedish Viking while sipping a comforting latte, and go to Gilda's. It's the ultimate south Stockholm thing to do, and you won't regret it.