Top 5 Food lovers’ destinations in Stockholm

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The Swedish capital is home to a versatile food culture. During the week most locals settle for takeaway coffees and smoothies, but on weekends many sit down for a slow brunch or an afternoon of coffee and cake with friends and family.

1 CAFÉ SEG 70

Café Seg 70 allows one to experience the cool side of Stockholm with its cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Jazz music plays on the background at the small cafe, and the walls are decorated with black and white newspaper clippings and photographs. Regulars stop in to have a cup of coffee with a toasted sandwich or a fresh waffle. The menu also stocks tasty salads, cakes and smoothies.
Address: S:t Eriksgatan 70
On the web: www.seg70.se

2 XOKO

Xoko is a bakery, coffee shop, bar and deli in one. Bread and pastries are homemade and can be enjoyed in the chic and contemporary lounge with coffee, tea, a glass of wine or a smoothie. When the weather is warm, the outside terrace is perfect for people watching. Those wanting to take home a little something can choose from a selection of handmade chocolates, filled baguettes, cute jam jars, traditional Swedish cinnamon buns or cakes.

Address: Rörstrandsgatan 15
On the web: www.xoko.se

3 Cupcake STHLM

Cupcake STHLM has an impressive selection of miniature cakes in two different sizes. In addition to flavours such as carrot, chocolate and vanilla, the menu includes experimental cupcake varieties such as Elvis, which is a mixture of chocolate, banana and bacon. Take a seat and enjoy a cupcake and a coffee in the cosy atmosphere, or buy a box of your favourites to take away.

Address: S:t Eriksgatan 83
On the web: www.cupcakesthlm.se

4 Brasserie Elverket

Elverket is a brasserie focusing on Swedish and French classics. Its list of more than 50 beers includes locally brewed varieties; in addition, more than 30 wines are available by the glass. Elverket serves a plentiful brunch on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 3pm. It’s a great option for families – it even allows kids to make their own waffles – but booking a table in advance is a good idea.
Address: Linnegatan 69
On the web: www.brasserielverket.se

5 Blueberry

If you want something both tasty and healthy, head to one of five Blueberry shops around Stockholm. One is located in the NK department store, and offers a wonderful spot for a shopping break. Blueberry sells energising super food smoothies, delicious raw food treats and healthy lunches to eat in or take away. Check out the inspiring new Blueberry recipe book, which makes a great present or a souvenir!

Address: NK, Regeringsgatan 40
On the web: www.blueberrylifestyle.se

Published December 14, 2011

Category: Local features

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