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Café Rival

2.8 • 4 reviews
Café Rival

Café Rival is conveniently located in the middle of Mariatorget, adjacent Hotel Rival. This popular café serves everything from breakfast to dinner in an eclectic bohemian environment, appealing to locals and tourists alike.

Café Rival has established itself as the go-to destination for coffee and lengthier sojourns. The café features two floors; one is decorated with oriental rugs and photographs of famous Swedish cultural icons. Here guests enjoy a bite to eat, washed down with coffee while enjoying the park views. The upper floor is filled with laptops and students looking to find a more secluded work area. The opening hours are generous and the menu is broad.

Apart from coffee, the offering includes fresh pastries, homemade juices and smoothies as well as classic café-style dishes such as Caesar salad, chèvre chaud and croque monsieur. For breakfast: continental and French with croissant and jam. Come evening, a selection of wine is offered, including organic options.

During the summer, the outdoor seating area overlooking the park is a popular retreat.

See also Hotel Rival, Rival Bar & Bistro

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24 Aug 2018

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Had high expectations but was disappointed. Was there for lunch and the staff was terribly rude and you felt very unwelcome. They forgot our food and after we said to it, it still took an extremely long time for both us and everyone else at the restaurant to have their dishes. The wine and the food... Show full »

24 Aug 2018

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The food is very good, the wine cool and of good quality, the view of the square wonderful and the location unbeatable! But the overall experience was a bit of a disaster.

We were there for a lunch and the staff was rude and unhelpful. They forgot our food and we waited for lunch for over... Show full »

28 Feb 2018

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Feels old and cozy. I usually buy a hot chocolate and pop in to the lounge to sit in comfortable chairs, there is often a lot of people in the cafe.

8 Apr 2015

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Cosy café located at Maria square. Great atmosphere and mixed with people. Good cake and coffee. Their salads and sandwiches are also good. It's fun to sit by the window and look at the people walking by or check on all the various paintings of famous Swedes on!

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