Charming cafés in green, leafy surroundings
Updated 21 May 2019
What would summer in Stockholm be without all the charming cafés in leafy surroundings? As you might expect, many of these verdant spots can be found on Djurgården and the outskirts of town, but there are also some hidden oases in the heart of the city. We show you the way to delightful park cafés, green garden cafés and other popular gems. Perfect if you're craving some chlorophyll and a break from the big city while you enjoy a cup of coffee. Find your place among lush foliage and colourful blooms - we've listed some of Stockholm's absolute leafiest and most idyllic cafés.
For the girl or guy about town in Södermalm, there can be few more idyllic places to stop for a coffee and something to eat than Lasse i parken. The little red wooden building was built in the 18th century and is surrounded by Pålsunds park in Hornstull - close to both Reimersholme and Långholmen. Charmingly rustic and very popular.
Högalidsgatan 56, Hornstull/Södermalm
From greenhouse to garden café
A beautiful old greenhouse in the heart of the Bergianska trädgården botanical gardens has been transformed into a gorgeous café and restuarant with lots of organic options on the menu. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the green surroundings while you quench your thirst with a cool drink or treat yourself to one of their cakes or pastries.
Veit Wittrocksväg 7, Norra Djurgården
The ultimate garden idyll
Rosendals Trädgård, out on Djurgården, is one of Stockholm's best known and best loved garden cafés. You can find a spot to sit inside in one of the greenhouses or out on the grass under one of the apple trees.
Rosendalsterrassen 12, Djurgården
Between gardens and a swimming spot
It would be hard to find a more perfect spot than this. The café is surrounded by verdant vegetable and flower gardens and there's a lovely orangery. Everything they serve is organic and includes ice cream, homemade bread, wraps, soups, beer and wine. Just a short walk away, you can jump into Lake Mälaren for a dip.
Vinterviksvägen 30, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
19th century idyll
You'll find this popular oasis at Biskopsudden right out on the far end of Djurgården. The pavilion-like building was built for the World Fair in 1897, but it's the huge, open al fresco eating area that draws in the crowds. Take a pew by the water's edge or under the trees.
Biskopsvägen 5, Djurgården
Hidden gem in Östermalm
You'll find this French-inspired café tucked away in a hidden little park in the middle of Östermalm, surrounded by trees and 18th century houses. The perfect place to escape from the big city hustle and bustle, you can install yourself under a large sail and enjoy a cup of coffee or something to eat.
Storgatan 31, Östermalm
During the summer months, Woodstockholm Matbar opens up an organic summer café in the little park on Mosebacke torg, serving sandwiches, ice cream, coffee and sweet treats. You can sit outside the little kiosk or spread out in the park and enjoy the summer sun in this little green oasis.
Mosebacke torg 9, Södermalm
Coffee in regal surroundings
This cafe, with its verdant outdoor eating area, is right next door to Drottningholm Palace. Stop by for a cup of coffee and a snack, or some Swedish/French homecooking in regal, leafy surroundings. A top summer tip for anyone who feels like a little outing outside town.
Ice cream and beer in Humlegården
The gang behind Omnipollos hatt have gained a loyal following for their microbrewed beer and hipster pizza. You'll find their beer garden in Humlegården park in Östermalm, serving both beer and ice cream with unusual flavours. You can also enjoy a coffee in the sunshine.
You'll find this picturesque little cafe at Skansen, surrounded by red-painted wooden cottages and bushes. Take a seat in the sunshine as you enjoy a traditional Swedish coffee break and breathe in the peaceful, old-fashioned atmosphere.
Close to the stars
On Observatory Hill in the heart of the city, you'll find this charming café (which means Heaven's Vault) inside the observatory itself. Tucked away on its leay hill, Himlavalvet is a real hidden gem of a café destination. Sit and have a coffee and something to eat set a comfortable distance from the pavements and traffic.
Drottninggatan 120, Vasastan
Green spa oasis in the heart of the city
A proper oasis right in the middle of busy Drottninggatan. Centralbadet's organic healthfood café has its outdoor seating area in a hidden-away leafy courtyard where you can eat raw food and quench your thirst with a smoothie - without being disturbed by the hustle and bustle of the pedestrian street outside.
Drottninggatan 88, City/Vasastan