Fika: Have Coffee the Swedish Way
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
Swedes love to have coffee, and at every workplace there are daily pauses for “fika”, which means sitting down together to drink coffee and talk to each other. To have a proper fika you need to have something with your cup of coffee, like a bun, cake, or biscuit. As long as it isn’t too healthy, anything goes.
Magasinsgatan 17A, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden
Enjoy the coffee of masters! It started as one small café and is now a chain under the same name, but preserving the same high quality. How do we know? Well, because some of the winners of the 2017 Swedish Barista Championships work at da Matteo....
Haga Nygata 28, 411 22 Göteborg, Sweden
There are many ways of creating a reputation. One is by making the biggest cinnamon rolls you have ever seen, like the ones served in this classic café. You only need one of them to feed the whole party! If you have the room, also try a...
Kyrkogatan 13, 411 15 Göteborg, Sweden
At the far end of a charming courtyard is this tiny café that is also a record store and a record label. So please don’t hesitate to comment on the music while ordering your coffee and homemade biscuits or enjoying your lunchtime soup. Sometimes...
Västra Hamngatan 6, 411 17 Göteborg, Sweden
Hidden in the old antique market is this café with generous lunch salads, sandwiches, and sponge cakes. Find your seat on a sofa or armchair and enjoy your coffee, while thinking about looking around the antique stores for old watches, silver...
Slussgatan 1, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden
When longing for a rose garden, this is the place. The café takes its name from the surroundings, which is the rose garden of Trädgårdsföreningen. Bring your coffee outside and just breathe! It's a brilliant place for families, with lots of space...
Heurlins Plats 1, 413 01 Göteborg, Sweden
Frilagret is actually a cultural center for younger people, where the visitors and contributors set the agenda themselves. Therefore you can find all kinds of events here, like lesbian breakfasts, fashion shows from design schools, dance training,...
Teatergatan 32, 411 35 Göteborg, Sweden
Hidden on a street parallel to Gothenburg’s main Kungsportsavenyn avenue and very cool in an urban, artistic way, this is the place to go for a healthy lentil soup and vegan chocolate cake rather than the classic buttery cinnamon roll.
Mariagatan 13, 414 71 Göteborg, Sweden
This cool café in Majorna sports free Wi-Fi... and swings! And also light meals like salads and sandwiches with a focus on healthy, vegetarian options. It's a nice place to hang out, with a few seats outside in the sun for a sunny day.
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