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In Swedish, “Fika” means “coffee” or “to have coffee” or simply “a coffee break”. Fika is a popular Swedish tradition to socialize over a cup of coffee accompanied by a pastry, piece of cake, cinnamon roll or other sweet baked snacks. Bullar, a roll filled with cinnamon, cardamom and sugar, is an integral part of the custom. Fika has no fix time. It happens many times daily. The weather is one of the favorite subjects of fika conversations. It could be a quick or elaborate. You need a diverse range of sweets, tarts, pastries and cookies for an elaborate fika. The capital city Stockholm has numerous modern and traditional cake shops and cafes for fika. Read on to know about traditional Swedish bakeries cum cafes.

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The city of Stockholm features a wide range of restaurants which indicates the diversity of cultures in the city. But the real allure of Stockholm, as well as anywhere that you go in the Scandinavian region, is the variety of desserts and sweets that are available. Suffice it to say, you will have no problem finding an abundance of cakes, cookies, pies, and other tantalizing pastries that are sure to please. Here are a few of our choices for best desserts in Stockholm.

Stockholm desserts

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Sweden has a long-standing culture of coffee drinking. This is a part of the ”fika” tradition, which basically means that you have a coffee paired with something sweet, like cookies or cake. No self-respecting employee expects anything less than that half an hour of the afternoon is reserved for a fika break with the colleagues. Although traditionally people would at the most visit each other’s homes for a fika, modern times have increasingly made the shy, quiet Swedes a more sociable people who today prefer to have their cuppa in a café. And, luckily, Stockholm offers a whole bunch of pleasant places to do just that. 502 of them, to be exact.

Stockholm Cafes

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Traditional Swedish SpasPhoto by D Sharon Pruitt

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