Stockholm is pretty awesome during the summer. You should come and visit. To convince you, we have created this very personal guide to our favorite places in the city. You’ll find some good breakfast cafes, restaurants, health food stores and other gems. It is not a full Stockholm guide. Instead we have focused on the part of the city where we live – Södermalm. It is the most charming area filled with small cafes, independent shops and vintage stores.
Hope you enjoy Stockholm!
Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch
Updated! Pom & Flora. Bondegatan 64. Our favourite morning cafe! A sweet little french-inspired cafe just next to the park Vitabergsparken. Go there for breakfast or lunch. We love the avocado sandwich, the chia pudding and whatever salad or soup they have on the menu. They have now also opened another cafe just 150 meters down the street, called Pompadour.
New! Sthlm Raw. Långholmsgatan 11. Newly opened raw food place that serve lunches and desserts without gluten, dairy and sugar.
New! StikkiNikki. Götgatan 46. Not a cafe but an all organic gelato (ice cream) bar. They come up with lots of fun and interesting flavours and names. Don’t miss this on a sunny day.
Drop coffee. Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10. Great drip coffee and homemade fresh ginger root tea.
Kaffe. Sankt Paulsgatan 17. Delicious coffee and outstanding orange juice. Cash only.
Espressino . Götgatan 11. David often stops by here for a quick cappuccino and a croissant and pretends that he is back in italy.
Lima Deli . Åsögatan 112. Small hole-in-the-wall-cafe with a great veggie salad and very nice staff too.
Louie Louie. Bondegatan 13. Rockabilly inspired café and record shop.
Gildas Rum. Skånegatan 79. Cozy café with gold wall paper and fake flowers in the ceiling. Really delicious and large vegetarian salads.
Mosebacke shoe-box café. Svartensgatan. Old-town feeling, sun and trees and close to Mosebacke with a great view over Stockholm. We spent many days here when writing the texts to our book.
Axel Landquists park, shoe-box café and sun chairs. Tjärhovsgatan. Just around the corner from hectic Nytorget. Nice place for a coffee and a book.
Fabrique. Götgatan 24. Best stone oven bakery on Södermalm, try their dark rye bread or a sourdough cardamom bun – dangerously delicious.
Matapoteket. Bondegatan 6. A small raw food restaurant with raw tapas, pizza, smoothies and very tasty raw truffles and desserts.
Updated! Brandstationen. Hornsgatan 64. Our favourite vintage furniture store. They have so many nice chairs, tables, side boards, posters, jewellery and quirky stuff. Well worth stopping by if you are close to Mariatorget.
New! Christoffers Blommor. Södermannagatan 21. You are probably not looking to buy flowers if you are here on holiday. But this little flower shop is really pretty so you might want to stop by anyway.
Grandpa. Fridhemsgatan 43. Nice and personal selection of clothes. Lots of Swedish brands.
Nitty Gritty. Krukmakargatan 24 (women) and 26 (men) Cool clothing store and hair dresser. A tad expensive.
Dusty Deco. Hornstull Strand 7. Cool (but quite expensive) vintage furniture store. Fun to see even if you can’t bring a table home with you.
Herr Judith. Hornsgatan 6. Cool vintage clothes.
Swedish Hashbeens. Tjärhovsgatan 21. Luise’s favorite shoes, she has 3 pairs already and is looking at a new pair for this summer… Check out their summer shop.
Sneakers n Stuff. Åsögatan 124. Coolest sneakers store in town. Has a fantastic selection of different brands, models and colors.
Fotografiska. Stadsgårdshamnen 22. Beautiful museum of photography. Go on a weekend morning and try their amazing brunch or check out their calendar for events and outdoor concerts.
Health food stores
New! Matparadiset. Brännkyrkagatan 62-64. This is not just a health food store, but a huge organic supermarket and food court. They just opened and it looks really promising. 80% of all the products in the store are organic. Lots of fun local products as well.
8t8. Swedenborgsgatan 1. Amazing organic noodle lunch bar and health food shop. They also sell raw breakfast and raw desserts.
Saltå Kvarns Butik . Renstiernas gata 27. A colorful must see. Organic food store and café with Saltå Kvarns own products. Everything from flours to dried beans. Elsa love their bottled grape fruit juice and müsli. Beautiful labels.
Goodstore. Skånegatan 92. Luise’s favorite vegan food store. It’s like a mini supermarket for vegetarians. They have a wide arrange of products and the staff is always nice. They also have a store at Hornstull.
Gryningen . Folkungagatan 68. Large health food store. Organic & biodynamic products and dietary supplement. They even sell raw food lunch boxes and special kitchen equipment.
Matbutiken Cajsa Warg. Renstiernas gata 20 or St:Eriksplan (Vasastan). Large whole food supermarket. In both stores they have a delicious lunch take away buffet.
Urban deli – Nytorget. Nytorget 4. Delicious whole food supermarket with a small smoothie bar, buy a smoothie and go to the park Nytorget to sit in the sun or visit the playground.
Re-Orient. Nytorgsgatan 25. Lovely ethnic deli food shop. Cheap. Try their vegetarian meze take-away box. David and Elsa also loves their Börek!
Kallpressen. Svartensgatan 10. The first(!) cold-pressed juice bar in Scandinavia. A tiny store with a lot of love for juice! Choose between Super-Sport, Chlorophyll, Sweet-Carrot juices & wheatgrass shots. Just around the corner from Mosebacke park.
Juiceverket. Långholmsgatan 19 (+ a few others across the city). Stockholm’s coolest juice bars. Loud music and real bartenders makes you feel like your drinking a fancy cocktail during the day. Juices, sumos and shots are on the menu. They also serve a tasty veggie sandwich.
Pet sounds bar. Cool bar with great cocktails. We had our first drink in Stockholm here, so it’s kind of special to us.
Mosebacke & Södra Teatern. Mosebacketorg 1. They often have nice concerts here. During the summer their outdoor bar is a really nice place to spend an afternoon. Amazing view (see the top image).
Babylon. Björns Trädgårdsgränd 4. Small bar right off Medborgarplatsen with a nice ambiance.
New! Odjuret Bakfickan. Södermannagatan 10. This small vegetarian restaurant started out as a food truck and has just now (summer 2015) opened their own little place. They only serve lunch (between 11am-4pm) and only one dish every day, but from what we have tried it has always tasted great with interesting flavour combinations and free refills.
New! Kalf & Hansen. Mariatorget 2. This little corner restaurant title their food as Nordic organic fast-food. It’s fast alright but far from fast-food. Their dishes are flavourful and cooked with a lot of love. Not all vegetarian but lots of vegetarian options. Try the Stockholm dish with vegetarian meatballs and roasted vegetables. It’s a tiny place so we ordering doing take-away and eating in the Mariatorget park, right across the street.
New! Reggev Hummus. We love Israeli food and this little restaurant has the best hummus and shakshuka in Stockholm. Served just like in Tel Aviv, with pickled vegetables and pitta bread on the side.
Indian Garden. Heleneborgsgatan 15. We are crazy about Indian food. This is one of the best in Stockholm. Try their Vegetarian Balti.
Shanti. Katarinabangatan 58. Another great Indian restaurant.
Noodlehouse. Götgatan 62. Best Vietnamese restaurant, go for the red curry tofu stew or the Saigon lac xa soup. You might need to book a table as it’s quite small.
Falafelbaren. Hornsgatan 39. Best falafel place in town. Make sure to try their combo salad with a mix of spreads, falafels, börek and pickled vegetables.
Steam . Krukmakargatan 19. Great vegetarian and non-vegetarian dumplings, soups, black rice and upside-down salads.
Akki Sushi. Folkungagatan 45. A tiny whole-in-the-wall sushi place with cool tattooed sushi chefs, hip hop music and beautiful vegetarian sushi. They have no sign outside, but people find it anyway. Best for take away.
Chutney. Katarina Bangata 19. Vegetarian place that serves a couple of different stews and veggie patties. Very price worthy and you get free refill if you are hungry.
Hermans. Fjällgatan 23b. Vegetarian restaurant with the best view in Stockholm. During summer weekends they have bbq, which is much better than their buffet. The buffet is more expensive at weekends so try to go on weekday.
Hötorgshallen. Hötorget. Lovely underground food market with specialties from all over the world, mostly middle eastern food. This is where we buy nuts, bean and dried fruit. Buy many different small dishes and go upstairs and sit on the square and listen to the atmosphere while you enjoy lunch. During Sundays they also have a big flea market.
Rosendals trädgård. Djurgården, Bellmansro + 5 minutes walk to the garden. You must visit this garden if your are in Stockholm during the summer. Pick your own flowers. Eat picnic under the apple trees. A while back we wrote a post about Rosendal here.
New! Ulriksdals Trädgårdscafe. A bit outside of central Stockholm is the Ulriksdal Royal Gardens and they serve a vegetarian lunch buffet in their cafe.
Blueberry Lifestyle. NK Regeringsgatan 40 or PUB Hötorget Drottninggatan 63 (there are 3 more stores in Stockholm). Known for their Wrap-kit, Soup-kit, Sandwich-kit and their exceptionally good & healthy smoothie bar. They also sell super foods, dietary supplements and their own product line Blueberry.
Eco-baren – Centralbadet. Drottningegatan 88. One of Stockholm’s few cafés/restaurants with a whole raw food menu. It is placed in Centralbadet, an old historic spa and gym in the heart of Stockholm, but is open for only-eating guest as well. Go on a sunny day and sit in the garden.
Snickarbacken 7. Snickarbacken 7. Combined store and cafe with tasty soups, sourdough sandwiches and smoothies.
New! Cafe Pascal. Norrtullsgatan 4. A great cafe at Odenplan. Good coffee, soups and salads.
Hermitage. Stora Nygatan 11, Old town. Good vegetarian and vegan restaurant with some dairy and gluten free alternatives.
Saturnus . Eriksbergsgatan 6. Luxury french café. French quality coffee and Stockholm’s largest cinnamon buns. They also serve a very delicious and traditionally brunch. Try their sister Café Ecoïste in Mood Gallerian (city) which also has an outdoor terrace.
Vasaparken. Dalagatan 11. One of the best playgrounds and parks in Stockholm. So much fun stuff for kids and families to do.
Airbnb. Rent a room or an apartment from private people. It is cheaper and a lot more cozier than living in a hotel.