Dog-friendly cafés and restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 13 Jul 2019
As everyone knows, dogs are a man's best friend, so it's rotten when our four-legged friends aren't made as welcome out in town as their human companions. But dog owners can relax; Stockholm has a number of dog-friendly cafés and restaurants where you can bring your doggy along to enjoy the company and good food. There are even a few places that go out of their way for dogs, serving luxurious dog food and even doggy cakes and ice creams for when there's something to celebrate. To ensure that you and your four-legged friend find just the right spot, we've created this guide to dog-friendly cafés and restaurants in Stockholm.
Old-school ambiance and modern food
Systrarna Andersson serves breakfast, lunch and coffee made from all-natural ingredients just a stone's throw from Sankt Eriksplan. You'll find sandwiches, bowls, pastries and hot dishes on the menu. Stay for a while and enjoy the homely, relaxed atmosphere and Thirties-style interiors.
Karlbergsvägen 45, Vasastan
Posh pastries and healthy lunches
Take your four-legged friend along with you when you treat yourself to a decadent pastry at Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie, a stone's throw from Valhallavägen in Östermalm. They serve beautiful French cakes and pastries, healthy lunch dishes and breakfast including freshly-baked bread in peaceful surroundings perfect for working in.
Löjtnantsgatan 8, Gärdet
Dog-friendly and study-friendly
Everything is made from scratch at the organic healthfood cafée Mahalo - this is the place to go for nutritious salads, wraps and acai bowls or a freshly-pressed juice. There are also rawfood cakes if you're craing something sweet. The perfect spot for anyone who feels like eating something fresh and healthy in the company of their dog.
Hornsgatan 61, Södermalm
For dog-owning coffee connoisseurs
Award-winning Johan & Nyström are famous for their excellent coffee roastery. Their concept store has both a coffee and tea bar, and they also hold barista courses here. Savour a really good cup of coffee along with something sweet, and best of all your furry friend is also welcome.
Swedenborgsgatan 7, Södermalm
Take a stroll in Djurgården
Next to a boatyard on Djurgården and neighbouring the Michelin-starred Oaxen restaurant, you'll find Skroten, a café and ship chandlery with an archipelago vibe. Order soups, salads, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, coffee, wine beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Perfect for a pit-stop when you're out for a walk with your doggy companion and in the summer you can sit outside on the sunny veranda.
Beckholmsvägen 14, Djurgården
This friendly café on Kungsgatan is open from morning until evening and the shelves full of board games encourage guests to hang out and socialise. You're welcome to have a coffee or something to eat along with your furry friend.
Kungsgatan 18, Norrmalm/City
"Breakfast all day"
Pom & Flora took Stockholm by storm when they opened and they're always packed around breakfast and lunch time. With a little patience you should get a table and you'll be rewarded with "all day breakfasts" with everything from acai bowls, eggs and substantial sandwiches. All vegetarian, naturally!
Cosy and dog-friendly
Cosy café where they bake all their own bread and pastries, both gluten-free and normal, on site and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The café is divided into two sections, the larger of which welcomes dogs. If they're lucky, they may just get to taste a few homemade meatballs. There's also a charming outdoor seating area under the shade of a beautiful chestnut tree.
Kindstugatan 1, Old Town
Playground for your four-legged friend
Himmelska Hundar ('Heavenly dogs') is a completely canine-focused café where man's best friend takes centre stage. Dog-owners can choose something to eat for lunch or dinner while their dog gets its own, specially-composed menu. They even organise doggy parties with dog cakes.
Hedinsgatan 13, Gärdet
Bright pink Östermalm hangout
Café Foam has won prizes for its minimalist pink and white interior design. Enjoy an espresso and a pastry at this trendy café or go for lunch with your four-legged pal for company. Dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area as well as in one of the rooms where the tables are slightly higher off the ground.
Karlavägen 75, Östermalm
Delicacies for dogs
At Kahls in Fältöversten they serve coffee, tea and delicious delicacies for humans - but also doggy treats and bowls of water for their four-legged friends, and the café menu even includes dog food.
Karlaplan 13, Östermalm
Mega popular and doggy-friendly
Mellqvist is the go-to coffeeshop for countless coffee nerds. It's all about the coffee, but they also sell excellent sandwiches and delicious pastries. Take your doggy along with you and take a pew in the outdoor seating area or grab a takeaway coffee to take with you on your walk.
Rörstrandsgatan 4, Vasastan
This well-known little café is a great place for a relaxed coffee with your dog in tow, and they have several branches around town. Il Caffè draws in its city-dwelling regulars with great espresso, grilled sandwiches and serious buns. Unpretentious atmosphere in a small space.
Bergsgatan 17, Kungsholmen
Old-fashioned charm on Djurgården
Beautifully situated out on Djurgården, you'll find this charming café housed in a historic building. Everything is cooked and baked on site and they're famous for their bread and pastries. Dogs are also welcome here, both indoors and out. The gorgeous terrace with views over the water is open during the summer months.
Rosendalsvägen 14, Djurgården
Next to nature and dog-friendly
Surrounded by the verdant greenery of Ulriksdal and Ekoparken, Brunnsviken Trädgård & Café makes a perfect outing for you and your four-legged amigo. Signs state that dogs are welcome - on a lead - and their owners can enjoy great coffee from Johan & Nyström along with huge slices of cake, home-baked scones and other treats. Round off the day with a long walk in the park.
Ulriksdalsvägen 2, Solna
A local favourite
In the heart of Midsommarkransen, just a stone's throw from the underground station, you'll find this local café and bakery which has become a popular spot for a coffee or lunch. Dogs are welcome, perfect for anyone taking a stroll around the neighbourhood.
Svandammsvägen 17, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
This charming little neighbourhood bistro is a popular hidden gem. Authentic French food and drink is served in cosy but modern surroundings. Staff speak Swedish as well as English and French - and of course dog language. Just as in Paris, your faithful friend is welcome to join you.
Sankt Eriksgatan 90, Vasastan
Asian small dishes
Ling Long is part of Story Hotel Riddargatan and includes a bar and restaurant serving modern Asian food for sharing. Flavour inspiration comes primarily from the Sichuan province of China, as well as Bali and Singapore and cocktails are created with similar ingredients. In warmer months you can sit in their charming inner courtyard.
Riddargatan 6, Östermalm
Bistro hangout in the heart of the city
This light, airy bistro on the crossroads of Drottninggatan/Tegnérgatan is open for lunch and dinner, and you can always drop by for a glass of wine if you're in the area. Dogs are also welcome, perfect after a walk in Tegnérlunden which is just around the corner.
Drottninggatan 87, City/Vasastan
"Yappy" hour for all four-legged guests
The people who run luxurious lifestyle hotel Häringe Slott are well aware that dogs are a man's best friend. So it's only natural that they should be allowed to eat with their owners when they're staying at the castle - there's even a specially composed dog menu. On weekdays between 2-5pm it's 'Yappy Hour', with half price on dishes from the dog menu and special prices in the bar for two-legged guests.
Possibly the most dog-friendly winebar in town
This trendy concept in Hornstull combines a restaurant, bar and barbershop under one roof. Continental food's on the menu at Linje Tio and the cocktail bar draws in a mixed crowd. Hornstulls Bodega is the first winebar in the area and it serves truly amazing wines in a cool, friendly atmosphere. All four-legged friends are welcome here, but the music and tempo are pretty high in the evenings.
Hornsbruksgatan 24, Hornstull/Södermalm
Dog-friendly oasis in Östermalm
This stylish yet understated Östermalm oasis is part of the Armémuseum and you can both lunch and dine here with your canine companion. Don't miss the al fresco dining area in the courtyard that's open during the summer months, perfect for a pit stop when you're out for a walk.
Artillerigatan 13, Östermalm
Social dining for all
Glashuset is right on the harbourfront of Strandvägen, a short walk from the city centre and, just as the name suggests, the restaurant is housed in a glass building. Medium-sized dishes are the name of the game, perfect for sharing with your whole party, including any four-legged friends.
Kajplats 18 Strandvägen, Östermalm
Views over Nybroviken
Its position right by Nybroviken makes The Strand a perfect place to stop off when walking your dog through town. The restaurant, designed by Wingårdhs architects, is part of the Radisson Collection Strand Hotel Stockholm and it serves seasonal dishes with views over the water. Sink down into a comfy armchair with your canine companion at your feet.
Nybrokajen 9, Norrmalm/City
Named after the owner's dog
A particularly dog-friendly spot in Skanstull. Whippet Lab is named after one of the owner's dogs, yes - a whippet, and it's handy for a walk in Vitabergsparken. As well as food, the restaurant serves its own microbrewed beer.
Rutger Fuchsgatan 5, Skanstull/Södermalm
Fantastic all-in-one concept
Broms combines being a neighbourhood restaurant with a deli and bakery. Östermalm locals hang out here from early morning to evening and enjoy the good food and relaxed atmosphere with their dogs. They have a nice pavement seating area for warmer days.
Karlavägen 76, Östermalm
Fido-friendly Östermalm institution
The historic restaurant Grodan is proud of its excellent service and, in addition to a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, they offer French bistro dishes and classic Swedish homecooking. Dogs are welcome in the bar and the chilled lounge area with armchairs, but not in the restaurant itself. The outdoor seating area is open all year round, and dogs are of course allowed here too.
Grev Turegatan 16, Östermalm
Welcoming in the Old Town
Have lunch, an afternoon coffee, aperitivo or an early dinner in great company - this light, airy little spot in the Old Town welcomes everyone: adults, children and four-legged friends.
Stora nygatan 22, Old Town
Historic hangout for you and your dog
The historic KB is a real Östermalm institution which looks largely just as it did in 1931, when it was the watering hole du jour for artists and actors. It's still a wonderfully atmospheric bar and serves classic Swedish dishes, and canine companions are always welcome.
Smålandsgatan 7, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Classic locals pub
This somewhat hidden-away neighbourhood pub is a wonderfully relaxed, buzzy place to have a drink. Locals flock here to enjoy their favourite beer and classic pub grub, including pork cheeks and chops with almond potato mash, truffles and cider jus are signature dishes. Canine companions are also welcome in the cosy rooms.
Bondegatan 50, Södermalm
Craftmanship from top to roe
As the name suggests, this place is all about craftsmanship, in everything from the interiors to the food and drink. Excellent food and cocktails made with love are served in elegant but laid-back surroundings. Hantverket is close to Humlegården park, perfect for anyone with a canine companion.
Sturegatan 15, Östermalm
Vegan and gluten-free
Fröjdas in Hammarby Sjöstad serves vegan, organic and gluten-free internationally-inspired small dishes. They're passionate about the health and wellbeing of both people and Mother Earth. The snug decor includes several trees, which makes you feel as though you're sitting outside. Dogs are more than welcome.
Skeppsmäklargatan 5, Hammarby sjöstad
The upmarket Östermalm neighbourhood has masses of dogs and dog-owners are welcome to bring their four-legged friends along to this popular haunt on Linnégatan. You can have your dog with you in any part of the restaurant, but especially the bar area. Eat classic dishes made from top quality ingredients and enjoy a glass of wine.
Linnégatan 38, Östermalm
Posh pizza and a lively bar scene
Bistro Bananas on Skånegatan is famous for its wood-fired pizzas, but they serve other internationally-inspired dishes too. Come for a beer, delicious cocktail or good food in a large or small group, including your four-legged friend.
Skånegatan 47, Södermalm
This popular neighbourhood restaurant is perfect for anyone wanting to meet up with friends in town without having to leave their doggy at home. Everyone's welcome here.
Nytorget 6, Södermalm
Dogs welcome at the bar
At Elverket, the restaurant that's part of Dramaten's annexe stage in Östermalm, the same rules apply for dogs and people - that is, if they behave themselves, they're welcome. This goes for the bar area and the outdoor seating area, not the restaurant itself, but the menu is the same. You'll find French and continental influences on the menu, along with Swedish elements.
Linnégatan 69, Östermalm
At this charming neighbourhod restaurant they seem to use the criteria "anything delicious" when it comes to what they cook and the food has a French/Swedish feel to it. Dogs are welcome in the intimate but elegant bar, as well as at the window table by the entrance.
Artillerigatan 56, Östermalm
Neighbourhood restaurant on the corner
On the corner of Kommendörsgatan and Brahegatan you'll find Kommendören, a popular haunt among Stockholmers. The restaurant is homely and laid back with an exciting international menu. Your four-legged friend is welcome to join you at the bar, where they serve the same menu as in the restaurant.
Kommendörsgatan 7, Östermalm
Buy your doggy a Buddy Dog Beer
BrewDog Bar is without doubt the most dog-friendly bar in town. They're also very friendly to beer lovers and proudly serve some 18 different beers on tap and other craft beers. Four-legged pals can also enjoy a beer with their owner - BrewDog brew their own Buddy Dog Beer, which tastes of meat and, naturally, is alcohol-free.
The city's first dog-friendly joint?
The owner at Lokes Bar was something of a pioneer when it came to allowing dogs in bars and restaurants. Locals gather here with their four-legged companions and drink relatively cheap beer, wine and cider. The menu consists of traditional Swedish homecooking and good, honest meat dishes.
Bondegatan 57, Södermalm