Afternoon tea in Stockholm
Updated 22 Jan 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Gasping for a nice cup of tea and something to eat after a tiring shopping trip in town, a long day at work or at the weekend? What could be better than freshly-baked scones, pastries and a piping hot cup of tea? Swap that Swedish coffee for English tea and make afternoon tea into a social occasion - with friends, on high days or holidays, or whenever the fancy takes you. We guide you to some of the cosiest places in town to enjoy tea in the winter darkness.
DiplomatStrandvägen 7 C, Östermalm
Classic afternoon tea or healthy Tea-Tox?
Hotel Diplomat has been serving freshly-baked scones, homemade jams, small cakes and pastries and all kinds of other teatime treats since the Sixties. Trying to be a bit more healthy? Choose the "Afternoon Tea-Tox" which includes rawfood bars, dark chocolate and a nutritious shot - all without gluten, sugar or lactose.
- Price: around 395 SEK
Haga SchweizeriHamngatan 18-20, Norrmalm/City
In the NK department store
Afternoon tea at Haga Schweizeri starts with a teapot of the tea of your choice before a tiered cake stand filled with delicious treats such as Danish croissants is brought in. Afternoon tea is served every day of the week.
- Price: around 395 SEK
Svenskt Tenns TesalongStrandvägen 5, Östermalm
Tea by design
A little oasis within Svenskt Tenn, the classic interior design store on Strandvägen. Tea, sandwiches, scones and pastries are all served from midday. And you can sip on a glass of chilled champagne, should the mood take you.
- Price: around 450 SEK
CadierbarenSödra Blaiseholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm/City
Posh tea with bubbles
If you've got your spending pants on and are in the mood to luxe it up a little then Cadierbaren at the Grand Hôtel is the obvious place to go. Sandwiches and scones with accompaniments such as lime curd and whipped cream, cakes and pastries and fine tea blends are all served, as well as champagne, naturally, for those who want it.
- Price: around 525-695 SEK
Vete-kattenKungsgatan 55, Norrmalm/City
At Vete-katten you can curl up in an armchair in one of their cosy rooms and enjoy a cup of tea with freshly-baked scones, muffins, curd and lots more. You can also buy a glass of cava to go with and during the summer months you can catch a few rays in the cafe's inner courtyard.
- Price: around 185 SEK
Lady Hamilton HotelStorkyrkobrinken 5, Old Town
Cosy buffet in the Old Town
The charmingly genteel Lady Hamilton hotel in the Old Town serves a popular afternoon tea buffet complete with finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, tea and champagne. You don't need to be staying at the hotel to have tea there, but it's a good idea to book in advance.
- Price: around 250-340 SEK
Bonus tip - afternoon tea at home
In the Mood for TeaNorrtullsgatan 9, Vasastan
Well-known tea shop with a huge selection of teas
In the Mood for Tea has a wide range of different teas from all over the world, but primarily Asia and China. You can try a free sample of their tea palette of green, white, yellow and black teas.
Sibyllans Kaffe & TehandelSibyllegatan 35, Östermalm
Wonderful tea shop which spans the globe
A swanky entrance on Sibyllegatan leads you in to Sibyllans Kaffe och Tehandel, where you can try all the tea blends the world has to offer. The store has been around since 1916 and loyal customers come regularly to stock up on their favourite blends.
Tea Centre of StockholmHornsgatan 46, Södermalm
Aromatic Asian-inspired tea shop
This sweet little tea shop opened in Södermalm back in 1978, and since then they've been selling a generous selection of aromatic teas with an emphasis on Asian flavours. Naturally you can also buy the popular Swedish classic tea blend Söderblandning here too.
Taylors & JonesHantverkargatan 12, Kungsholmen
Everything you need to go with your home-baked scones
Taylors and Jones don't just sell homemade hipster sausages, they also stock the essential accompaniments for a classic British afternoon tea, such as clotted cream and lemon curd.