The best coffee shops in Stockholm
Updated 15 Jun 2020
Italians love their coffee - but so do Swedes; Sweden is one of the top ten coffee-consuming countries. Hence, in a city like Stockholm the coffee competition is steep. The city hosts an ever-expanding array of espresso bars, coffee shops, baristas and cafés. Whether you fit into the on-the-go-I-have-no-time category or prefer a lengthier sojourn sipping your caffeine of choice, we've got you covered. The 'fika'-culture is deeply imbedded in the consciousness of Stockholm urbanites, thus getting your daily drip coffee, latte, Americano, cappuccino and espresso fix is ubiquitous. We've cut through the noise to bring you this list of our favourite spots to grab a cup o’ Joe at the best coffee shops and best espresso bars in Stockholm.
SostaSveavägen 84-86, Vasastan
Genuine Italian Espresso
Take a virtual trip to Italy; Sosta ticks all the boxes with Italian-speaking staff and Italian TV channels. Enjoy coffee in all its forms, from double shots to latte and macchiato. The offering also includes pastries and sandwiches.
- Price sample: Espressino about 19 SEK
Caffetteria del corsoDrottninggatan 56, Norrmalm/City
À la Milan
You'll find this authentic little espresso bar in Hötorgspassagen between Drottninggatan and Slöjdgatan (just a few steps from Hötorget). Incredibly well-respected for their excellent coffee, this is the perfect spot to grab a cappuccino and a little something sweet on the move, or standing at the counter.
Caffè Ugo espressobarScheelegatan 6, Kungsholmen
Espresso to go
Caffé Ugo, located on Kungsholmen, is famous for its artisanal espresso. Indulge in Italian pastries, sandwiches and hearty salads. Regulars grab espresso in the bar, but Caffè Ugo also has a lounge area if you're in the mood for a lengthier sojourn.
- Price sample: Espresso about 10/20 SEK
Drop CoffeeWollmar Yxkullsgatan 10, Södermalm
Hippest in town?
Drop Coffee takes their brew very seriously. This hipster hangout roasts its own specialty beans. Enjoy an espresso-and-croissant takeout or settle down in the minimalistic café with your laptop.
- Price sample: Espresso about 20/26 SEK
KaffeSankt Paulsgatan 17 , Södermalm
Your local coffee-institution
This trendy espresso bar is jam-packed with coffee-addicts eager to get their daily vice. Kaffe serves artisanal coffee at a good pricing point along with pastries and sandwiches. Enjoy your espresso standing up Italian-style.
- Price sample: Espresso about 15 SEK
Mellqvist KaffebarRörstrandsgatan 4, Vasastan
One of the best coffee joints in the city
Mellqvist has a reputable reputation and is a popular melting pot from dawn 'til dusk. This artisanal espresso bar is open all day everyday, happily obliging customers' daily caffeine fixes. Their breakfast is infamous, as are their pastries and the menu also offers lighter meals.
- Price sample: Espresso about 15/23 SEK
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Work and coffee
Il Caffé has several branches and serves quality brew in an intimate, urban environment. Southern Italian vibes dominate: bold, earthy aromas punctuate the coffee. Bring your laptop and get some work done.
- Price sample: Espresso about 15/25 SEK
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Johan & NyströmSwedenborgsgatan 7, Södermalm
For the coffee aficionado
Organic, fair trade, limited edition and hand-roasted - it doesn't get much better than that. Based on the philosophy that quality brew is nothing that can be rushed, the beans are slowly roasted to perfection. Johan & Nyström deliver coffee all over the city to multiple reputable cafes and restaurants.
- Price sample: Espresso about 18/22 SEK
SempreJakobsbergsgatan 7, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
In the heart of the shopping district
A little Italian oasis in Bibliotekstan where coffee lovers can find both top-notch espresso and various pastries and sandwiches. Hop up at one of the small round tables, take your coffee standing up out on the street or grab a take-away. There's also a branch of Sempre in the NK department store.
- Price sample: Espresso around 23 SEK
Cafe SubitoBirger Jarlsgatan 16, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Speedy on Stureplan
If you find yourself around Stureplan just as a strong coffee craving hits you, pop into Cafe Subito. As the Italian name suggests, you can get a proper Italian coffee here, fast. If you want something to munch on they also serve pastries, sandwiches and simple dishes.
KaffebarBysistorget 6 (Hornsgatan 78), Södermalm
Popular al fresco area
Kaffe's sister café on Bysistorget has a large outdoor seating area among the cherry trees which fills up quickly as soon as the sun makes an appearance. There's a warm, friendly atmosphere and you can drop by for a coffee at the bar, a lunchtime sandwich or treat yourself to one of their tempting cakes and pastries.
Macchina Espresso BarOdengatan 4, Östermalm/Vasastan
Mediterranean vibes in underground station
With its unexpected location within Tekniska Högskolans underground station, this passionate, Mediterranean-style coffeebar serves up excellent coffee from a seriously stylish espresso machine. Stop by for an authentic Italian espresso, pick up a sandwich or tuck into with some shakshuka or hummus.