Where to find study- and work-friendly cafés in Stockholm
Updated 18 Aug 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Tired of working in the office, library or your student digs? Or are you just longing for a good cup of coffee and fast internet connection? Lots of people prefer to study or work from cafés in Stockholm, but it's important to find the right spot where you can get wi-fi, a nice working environment and great coffee into the bargain. To make it slightly easier we've listed our top tips for study-friendly cafés in Stockholm where students, freelancers and laptop-workers can count on an office for the day accompanied by good coffee and food.
The ParkMagnus Ladulåsgatan 1, Södermalm
Complete co-working space
This modern co-working space near Stockholm Södra station is a hub for freelancers and small businesses. The space includes a large café, Park Café, which serves breakfast, lunch and coffee in creative, airy surroundings - perfect for anyone who needs a peaceful spot to work or perhaps hold a client meeting.
Drop CoffeeWollmar Yxkullsgatan 10, Södermalm
A Södermalm favourite for many
The tucked-away coffee roastery Drop Coffee by Mariatorget is smoking hot and draws in mainly creatives and wi-fi surfing media types. Lots of people stay for ages, which means things can get a little tight around lunch times and on the weekends. Count on a friendly atmosphere and several different light, pared-down rooms.
Il Caffè3 addresses
Cool coffee joint with a big laptop crowd
This hip espresso bar has six branches in the city and has - in addition to delicious coffee, buns and grilled sandwiches - great wi-fi. You'll find Macbooks up and running on each and every table. The Drottninggatan café has rooms hidden away at the back and the Södermalm branch is also perfect for anyone wanting to sit largely undisturbed.
Il Caffè Drottninggatan
Il Caffè Södermannagatan
Café RivalMariatorget 3, Södermalm
Serious levels of cosiness on Mariatorget
A well-loved, cosy café on two levels of the Hotel Rival in the heart of Mariatorget which attracts plenty of worker bees. You can find a little hidden spot and hunker down with everything from coffee and various juices or smoothies to substantial salads and sandwiches. You can book the upper floor for meetings.
Urban DeliSveavägen 44, Norrmalm/City
Modern meeting place
Urban Deli on Sveavägen is an all-encompassing concept with a café, restaurant, foodhall, and even an hotel (!) all under the same roof. With masses of electric sockets and airy spaces, the café area is just made for getting your laptop out in. Replenish your energy reserves with everything from coffee and cakes to healthy smoothies and more substantial meals.
OrigoGävlegatan 18, Vasastan
Urban living room
The lounge inside the Blique by Nobis design hotel transforms into a lively bar in the evenings, but during the day it's a great place to sit and work. There's an urban living-room feel, with leather sofas, communal tables and floor cushions where you can relax with your laptop and a cup of coffee.
Fru BellmanBellmansgatan 26, Södermalm
Peaceful retro café
On a tucked-away little street behind Mariatorget, this retro café serves healthy lunches and homemade cakes and pastries. Take a seat and eat or have a coffee in well-preserved yet updated retro café surroundings. They also arrange exhibitions in the space.
Stockholm FoajéKlarabergsviadukten 88, Norrmalm/City
A spot of work in the heart of town
Light, art deco-influenced café right in the city centre, with views over Stockholm city hall. There's plenty of space here to have a coffee or something to eat for anyone who needs to get away for a while and work in peace and quiet. Top tip! When you've finished working for the day, stay on for an after-work drink. They serve wine, beer and snacks.
HaymarketHötorget 13-15, Norrmalm/City
A modern take on The Roaring Twenties
The hotel café Gretas in the heart of Hötorget is a central, light and airy meeting point for a short meeting or longer working session. They serve healthy food and snacks, and the setting has a charming Twenties feel with Greta Garbo as the inspiration.
Johan & Nyström4 addresses
Work-friendly paradise for coffee nerds
This ambitious coffee roastery also makes a lovely little oasis for your mobile office. These days they have several combined café/stores where you can enjoy a coffee and sit and work in light, airy surroundings. As well as coffee and tea they serve savoury food and cakes and pastries.
Johan & Nyström Swedenborgsgatan
Johan & Nyström Norrlandsgatan
Johan & Nyström Odengatan
KaffeverketSankt Eriksgatan 88, Vasastan
Beautiful and hip
Healthy breakfast bowls, tempting cakes and pastries and substantial salads. This popular café on Sankt Eriksplan has a great selection and an Insta-friendly environment that draws in the crowds. Avoid the lunchtime rush if you want to work in peace and quiet.
Blå LotusKatarina Bangata 21, Södermalm
This bohemian little Södermalm spot serves homemade and homebaked goodies from early morning to late afternoon. Take a seat and combine a work session with breakfast, lunch or coffee in charming surroundings inspired by the four corners of the world.
KaffeSankt Paulsgatan 17 , Södermalm
Buzzy coffebar with desirable wi-fi
An unexpected choice, perhaps, considering the constant buzz at this lively coffeebar, but Kaffe actually attracts a whole load of espresso-mad laptop regulars. You can't use your laptop in the bar itself (spill risk) - so you'll need to compete for one of the spots by the high windows. Good value coffee is served along with small sandwiches and normal-sized buns, but remember to visit the cashpoint first. It's cash only here.