City Spotlight: Coffee-Loving Stockholm


One of Europe's trendiest cities is Stockholm

One of Europe's trendiest cities is Stockholm, which came in at #10 on The Daily Meal's list of the Best Hipster Cities for Food. 

Stockholmers love their coffee. This is mostly due to the societal tradition of "fika," which consists of multiple breaks during the day to catch up and socialize with family, friends, and colleagues over cups of coffee and pastries known as " fikabröd," according to Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Stockholm-based writer, photographer, and editor of Slow Travel Stockholm.  There is no shortage of high-quality cafés dotting every city block, serving their own version of "kanelbullar," which are Swedish cinnamon buns and the country's collective favorite fikabröd to consume with coffee.

If you head over to the city's hipsterdom center — the district of Södermalm — you'll find some of the most popular and hip cafés, Åkerström says. While the truly ambitious hipsters may be making their own sausages (quite the thing in Stockholm), you can find some amazing ones at Taylor & Jones, where you can indulge in all kinds of sausage, and even pass the time reading their Sausage Telegraph, a newsletter about meat. It doesn’t get much more hip than that. Also check out Kak, named after the Swedish slang for food, which serves sandwiches on locally baked bread, accompanied by boozy shakes. Even more fun, the restaurant was opened by Swedish rapper, Petter!


Aly Walansky contributed to this report.