The best cafés outside Stockholm city centre
Updated 30 Nov 2018
Stockholm city centre doesn't have exclusive rights to really great cafés. You'll also find plenty of fab cafés outside the city limits where you can fika, eat lunch or just grab a cup of good coffee to-go in whichever neighbourhood you find yourself. Several of these are so popular they draw in the crowds from all over the city - these are our tips for the best cafés just beyond the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Cafés in each part of town:
Trendy near Telefonplan
The most-hyped (and possibly trendiest) café south of Stockholm city centre, you'll find this ambitious spot just a few steps from Telefonplan and Konstfack art colleage. At weekends it draws in large crowds of in-the-know coffee lovers for breakfast, lunch and fika.
- A.B.Café, Valborgsmässovägen 34, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
Award-winning cabin in the park
You'll find Enskedeparkens Bageri in a little red-painted cabin in the park just south of the city centre. The café won a prestigious award for best café in 2016 and you can buy sourdough bread to take home or tuck into freshly-baked buns. Or why not stay for breakfast or a sourdough pizza?
- Enskedeparkens Bageri, Enskede Gårdsväg 3-5
Rustic fika in castle grounds
A charming excursion whether you're hungry or just want to stop for a quick fika. The café at Steninge Bruk is inside a converted barn in the grounds of Steninge castle, around half an hour outside town. Choose from a selection of freshly-baked cakes and pastries and food cooked over a large wood-fired grill, and combine your visit with a stroll around the grounds.
- Steninge Bruk, Steninge Slottsväg 141
Coffee in leafy oasis
Popular garden centre which also has its own stylish café among the trees and plants. Lots of people stop off here for lunch or fika while shopping for plants in the nursery. In the winter months there are a few indoor tables, but the opening hours can vary.
- Zetas Trädgård, Blombacken 2, Skärholmen/Huddinge
Patisserie as an art form
A must for anyone with high-end sugar cravings. This café and bakery in Hammarby sjöstad is run by high profile pastry chef Magnus Johansson, who has created desserts for the Nobel banquets and raises patisserie to an art form. There are only a few tables, but if it's not too busy you can sit and enjoy a fika on-site.
- Magnus Johansson Bageri & Konditori, Lugnets Allé 7, Hammarby sjöstad
Coffee in regal surroundings
Take a trip out to Drottningholm and have a coffee right next to the royal palace. Karamellan serves coffee, cakes and pastries as well as classic hot dishes, beer and wine. Eat and drink in charming surroundings with views over the water and grounds.
- Karamellan Café och Restaurang på Drottningholm, Drottningholms slott
This beautifully situated art space on the island of Värmdö serves homemade desserts, cakes and pastries in Bådan Café & Konditori on the second floor. Combine a visit to an exhibition with a stop for coffee with the beautiful Stockholm archipelago as your backdrop.
- Artipelag, Artipelagstigen 1, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Close to nature
Take a walk out to Vinterviken and satisfy your coffee and cake cravings at Markus Aujalay's popular café in what was once Alfred Nobel's dynamite factory. It's rustic and gorgeous here and in the summer months, a dip off the rocks is just a short walk away.
- Winterviken Café, Konferens och Festvåning, Vinterviksvägen 60, Hägersten-Liljeholmen
Stylish in Solna
Solna is worth a visit for anyone who fancies a coffee, acai bowl, smoothie, salad or some other healthy treat. Everything at this trendy café is homemade and freshly baked, not to mention organic and vegetarian.
- Juniper Tree, Råsundavägen 139, Solna