The best cafés on Djurgården
Updated 30 Nov 2018
The island of Djurgården is famous for being a oasis of green close to Stockholm city centre. Tourists flock over on the ferry or across the bridge to visit Djurgården's museums and tivoli, while locals come over for a stroll around the park at weekends. There are numerous charming cafés tucked away around the island, whether you're after something classic and historic or prefer something a bit more modern. We've listed the best cafés on Djurgården.
Cafés in each part of town:
Fika on the waterfront
Right on the border between Djurgården and Östermalm, just across Djurgårdsbron bridge, you'll find Sjöcaféet. As well as having one of the largest outdoor seating areas in the city, this waterfront café also hires out bikes and kayaks - perfect for a summer adventure. Sjöcaféet also has a visitor centre and tourist information for anyone who wants to find out more about Stockholm. Their à la carte menu includes everything from coffee and cakes to hot dishes and light snacks and you can order exotic cocktails and other alcoholic drinks in the bar.
Galärvarvsvägen 2, Djurgården
Garden café with shops
Rosendals trädgård is a popular spot deep in the heart of Djurgården's leafiest area. As well as idyllic gardens, there's a shop selling organic produce, a flower shop, event space and a café where you can eat outside among the apple trees or inside in the greenhouses. Stockholmers and tourists alike visit to eat a delicious lunch or coffee and cake in the relaxing surroundings.
Rosendalsterrassen 12, Djurgården
Historic café by the water
Ekorren has been around since 1897 and continues to provide a popular oasis for Stockholmers looking to escape the stress of big city life. Enjoy the café's leafy surroundings and waterside location, whether you want to eat lunch, have a coffee or a glass of wine. Café Ekorren has something for everyone; cakes and pastries, salads, hot food, coffee and alcoholic drinks.
Biskopsvägen 5, Djurgården
You'll find Skroten Café right next to the little island of Beckholmen in the Nya Djurgårdsvarvet boatyard. This tucked-away spot oozes archipelago vibes and everything on the menu is homemade. Treat yourself to something sweet, eat a simple lunch, warm up with a mug of hot chocolate or enjoy a glass of wine. Take a break from your Djurgården walk to buy something from their nautical shop or have a sit down and warm yourself in the winter. Four-legged friends are also welcome.
Beckholmsvägen 14, Djurgården
Right out at the far end of Djurgården you'll find this hidden oasis, a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Only open in the summer, you can sit right by the water and watch the boats sail in past Nacka Strand and into Stockholm harbour. Take in the natural surroundings as you enjoy a sandwich, cake or ice cream.
Blockhusringen 27, Djurgården
Classic restaurant with long history
Lilla Hasselbacken has been around since 1896 and it's located right opposite Skansen. Regulars and tourists alike come for their classic Swedish cuisine. The café is open every day all year round and serves everything from sandwiches and cakes and pastries to more advanced dishes and alcoholic drinks.
Djurgårdsslätten 78, Djurgården
Glöd is run by no less than the founder of popular Broms restaurant, Anna Broms and there's a strong emphasis on quality and and top-notch ingredients. The food is Nordic, just like the museum Vikingaliv, which this café/restaurant is part of. Grab a fika, eat a simple sandwich, or something more substantial.
Djurgårdsvägen 48, Djurgården
Coffee at the Skåne mine
A perfect way to round off a stroll around Djurgården is with a visit to Flickorna Helin. This beautiful fairytale pavilion, a former exhibition building just outside Skansen, boasts a wonderful veranda with gorgeous views. Their own bakery produces all their bread and pastries and you'll find everything from homemade soups to salads on the menu. You can also order a glass of wine or cold beer to go with your meal.
Rosendalsvägen 14, Djurgården
Part of Stockholm's cultural history
Step back in time and experience a slice of cultural history at Hoppa bakåt Lilla Parkcaféet. The building has been carefully presered since the late 1900s, which means you still get the feeling of being transported back to the Fifties when you walk through the doors. The menu includes typical sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
Djurgårdsslätten 76, Djurgården
Just like a fairy tale
When visiting the idyllic historic buildings and animal enclosures at Skansen, a stop-off at Café Petissan is a must. This picturesque spot is straight from the pages of an Astrid Lindgren book and it's the perfect place to stop for a traditional Swedish fika. The extensive cake buffet includes cinnamon buns, roulades, various kinds of typical Swedish biscuits and cookies, as well as cordial and, of course, filter coffee.
Koloni at Skansen has created an idyllic little café with coffee from a family-owned Swedish roastery, famously good cakes and pastries, healthy salads and yummy pacakes. If you're not that hungry you can always just have a creamy soft-serve ice cream or a glass of Kullamust apple juice from Skåne. Adult guests can order a cold beer or glass of Fairtrade wine. Only open during the summer months.