Afternoon tea in Stockholm
Updated 5 Dec 2017
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.
Teahouse for tea fanatics
Chaikhana in the Old Town work with two of the biggest and best teahouses in Paris and they serve both English and French afternoon tea, with or without champagne. As well as a large selection of teas, everything from sandwiches and scones to delicious cakes and pastries are on the menu.
- Price: around 170-335 SEK
Svartmangatan 23, Old Town
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 395-525 SEK
Strandvägen 7 C, Östermalm
Classic konditori with a new lease of life
This classic café in the heart of Biblioteksstan gets its inspiration from turn-of-the-century Vienna and Paris. The atmosphere at Wiener Caféet makes it perfect for an afternoon pause over French-inspired pastries and a cup of fine tea (and perhaps a glass of champagne) while looking out over Stockholm's smartest shopping street.
- Price: around 330-470 SEK
Biblioteksgatan 6, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
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 450-590 SEK
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 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 wtih and during the summer months you can catch a few rays in the cafe's inner courtyard.
- Price: around 175 SEK
Kungsgatan 55, Norrmalm/City
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 280-370 SEK
Storkyrkobrinken 5, Old Town
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 330-460 SEK
Strandvägen 5, Östermalm
In Greta Garbo's footsteps
Way back in the Twenties, film star Greta Garbo used to take afternoon tea at the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel by Nybrokajen. These days "After One" is served in the hotel restaurant, The Strand; a new take on afternoon tea with fine teas, homemade accompaniments and champagne. Don't miss the pastries concocted by top pastry chef Daniel Roos!
- Price: around 305 SEK
- Nb: Must be booked in advance
Nybrokajen 9, Norrmalm/City
Bonus tip - afternoon tea at home
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.
Norrtullsgatan 9 , Vasastan
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.
Sibyllegatan 35, Östermalm
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.
Hornsgatan 46, Södermalm