Fika, kardemummabullar, iced coffee, Sweden

Fika is the Swedish term for taking a break to enjoy coffee with a pastry and is a custom I quickly adopted.  Kardemummabullar and kanelbullar (cardamon and cinnamon rolls) are the perfect accompaniment to fresh brewed coffee any time of day! Two favorite spots are Mellqvist Kaffebar in Södermalm (favorite of Mikael Blomqvist as well as his creator Stieg Larsson) and Snickarbacken 7 in central Stockholm. The latter can be a bit tricky to find, but is well worth the trip. Both feature delicious hot and cold beverages, so check them out any time of year. If you are in the mood for something more substantial, Urban Deli in oh-so-trendy SoFo (South of Folkungagatan) has a wide variety of food to go (and there is a nice park nearby) as well as indoor/outdoor seating. They are open daily 08h – 24h.

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