Gothenburg's best cafés

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Fika is a Swedish word that means having a coffee and something to eat but, more than that, it's a social institution; these coffee breaks (preferably two a day) have an almost sacred place in Swedes' hearts. Of course you can always drink your coffee at home or at work, but nothing beats a creamy cappuccino at your favourite café, a freshly-baked cinnamon bun from the bakery on the corner, or a proper espresso amidst the meetings and emails. Gothenburg is packed with really great cafés and java joints. We show you the way to the city's gems, for the freshest-baked buns and best-roasted coffee beans.