My favorite brunchs/Fika*
Here you can have a nice and very complete brunch-buffet, while listening to a jazz band on Sunday mornings. Or, during summer, you can simply sit outside and enjoy the wonderful view over Stockholm.
Do you fancy some thick American-style pancakes with blueberries, pecan and maple syrup? Head out to Café Sirap! The brunch is good, but the real gem is the pancakes! However the place is always packed at the weekends, and you’d better come early to avoid the huge queue or book a table in advance if you are more than 6 people.
I went there for a birthday brunch (Hi Stéph!), and it’s exactly this kind of occasion you want to celebrate at this fancy place. On the top floor, you will find several big round tables arranged in a large room with wooden beams and a breathtaking view on the Baltic Sea and the island of Kasstelholmen. The brunch buffet is mostly Swedish but you can also enjoy some English scones or other nice small dishes.
Mornington restaurant is a part of the Mornington Hotel, located in the fancy Östermalm district of Stockholm. They serve a delicious brunch buffé with typical Swedish dishes, both cold and warm, and a farandole of amazing desserts in small portions. I was there with French friends coming over for visit and they really enjoyed the food, and so did I! I warmly recommend this place if you want an affordable brunch in a pleasant lounge.
I would recommend you book in advance.
This little café is perfect for a “Fika Friday “, this typically Swedish coffee break which often comes with some pastries. Especially on Fridays, since people stop working a bit earlier (I should say “much earlier” if I compare with Paris). But whatever the reason, it’s always nice to have a pleasant coffee break, sitting in big armchairs and enjoying some enormous chocolate cakes, or apple or blueberry pies, isn’t it?
* Fika is the coffee break that the Swedes take once or twice a day. A serious ritual which usually comes with some cakes or pastries.
A nice dinner in Stockholm
This cosy little restaurant hidden in Vasastan is one of my favorites. Prepared in a way of “nouvelle cuisine”, the food is really well cooked and tasty, while the service is both discrete and pleasant. Don’t spread the word around too much, it’s still good to keep a place secret…
I used to live nearby Oljebaren and pass by every day, but strangely I never came to that place before I moved out, in spite of the great atmosphere that I could feel even from the street. But thankfully I got to try this place with my friends from Stockholm University (Hi there!). The interior is very nice, the staff very friendly and the homemade hamburgers the best around!
In this restaurant located in the hipe area of Södermalm, you’ll find an amazing French-influenced cuisine with a spin. An open kitchen dominates the room and gives a pleasant atmosphere of a classy place without giving the feeling of so. I can’t forget the delicious confi of duck, aprict and hazelnuts I ordered as a starter!
Tradional Swedish Cooking
If it’s the first time you come to Sweden, you need to try typical Swedish food, right? In this large old beer hall, a limited menu of traditional Swedish dishes and local beers is served to locals and tourists alike. It may be a bit overpriced but the quality of the food won’t disappoint you. At least all my friends that came to visit me weren’t! I highly recommend the Swedish meatballs by the way…
This is another restaurant where you will taste quality Swedish food. It’s quite similar to Pelikan. They also serve lunch for a reasonable price. On Sundays they cook up a famous brunch, that I have yet to try…