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Seven scrummy brunch spots in Stockholm

Seven scrummy brunch spots in Stockholm
Breakfast at Vurma, Stockholm. Photo: The Local
From sophisticated bistros to cosy coffee shops and a sizzling British-style breakfast cafe, here are seven of The Local's favourite places to do brunch in Stockholm.

1. Urban Deli

Nestled in the heart of Stockholm's trendy Sofo district, the original Urban Deli offers a tasty breakfast menu between 8am and 11am, with dishes starting at 75 kronor (less than $10). Here, you're offered the chance to make your own sandwich “the way you want it”, accompanied by juice, yoghurt and coffee, or you can dig into the breakfast buffet. This cosy yet industrial setting also offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. If you're looking for a hangover cure, try out the hot dogs accompanied by bell pepper mayonnaise or gorge on the baby back ribs and pulled pork burgers. There's a delicatessen too, so if you can't face being surrounded by other peoples' chit chat you can load up your bag with goodies and enjoy them back at home. Gluten and lactose free options are available. There are also Urban Deli branches in Sickla and Sveavägen.

Address: Nytorget 4, Stockholm

Phone: 00 46 8 599 091 80

Opening Times: Monday – Tuesday: 8am – 11pm, Wednesday – Thursday: 8am – 12pm Friday – Saturday: 8am – 1am, Sunday: 8am to 11pm


Photo: Image Bank Sweden

2. Vurma

You'll feel instantly at home at Vurma, surrounded by snuggly cushions and brightly coloured friendly-looking wallpaper. The company's original cafe is in Vasastan and offers a simple yet delicious range of breakfast options. For 50 kronor (around $6) you can enjoy a sandwich with a coffee or tea, while the most delux dish on offer includes boiled eggs with caviar, porridge with lingonberries, a cheese or turkey open sandwich, juice and a hot drink for 115 kronor ($14). There's also a huge selection of toasted sandwiches available, with fun names including 'scruffy', 'stranger' and 'buddy'. The kitchen offers vegetarian dishes, lactose and dairy free products.

Address: Gästrikegatan 2, Vasastan

Phone: 00 46 8 306 230

Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm, Saturday: 9am – 7pm, Sunday: 10am to 7pm


Photo: Nicho Södling

3. Greasy Spoon

A popular hub among expats, Greasy Spoon in the Södermalm district is run by two British friends who started the cafe after they had tried but failed to find any places for a decent full-on English breakfast in Stockholm. Go here for the great banter and the scrumptious comfort food: beans on toast, bacon, eggs Benedict, pancakes, plenty of vegetarian options, and for the adventurous perhaps even a cheeky Bloody Mary. The melodies pouring out of the vintage jukebox are not bad either. A full English is priced at 119 kronor ($14.50)

Address: Tjärhovsgatan 19, Stockholm

Phone: 00 46 72 264 2097

Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 5pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am – 5pm


Photo: @pouria_rez for Greasy Spoon

4. Café Blå Lotus

A student and hipster favourite for years, Café Blå Lotus – also situated on the island of Södermalm – is so old school it doesn't even have a website or open until 9am. But this is the place to taste organic, sweet, homemade pastries accompanied by a vast selections and teas. Breakfast starts at 55 kronor (a little under $7) for a healthy yoghurt served with nuts, honey and berries alongside a coffee and a juice. The sandwich menu is constantly updated and the unusual oriental décor and friendly staff here create a cosy atmosphere year-round. 

Address: Katarina Bangata 21, Stockholm

Phone: 00 46 8 644 50 43

Opening Times: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm, Friday: 10am – 7pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Photo: Trini Testi

5. Café Pascal

Three siblings own Café Pascal and all treasure the art of making high quality coffee, served up in a beautifully designed environment characterised by exposed brickwork, high stools and minimalist white tiles. This is a peaceful haven just a block away from the bustling Odenplan district.

The menu here includes assorted breads topped with eggs, ham or mozzarella, priced between 40 and 100 kronor ($5 and $12). A full breakfast here, including assorted pastries as well as granola with yoghurt and jam, costs 150 kronor ($18).

Address: Norrtullsgatan 4, Odenplan

Phone: 00 46 8 31 61 10


Opening Times: Monday – Thursday: 7am – 7pm, Friday: 7am – 6pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 6pm

Photo credit: Café Pascal

6. Oaxen Slip

If you want to splash out on a mouthwatering weekend treat, this is the place to come. Here you'll get a taste for classic Scandinavian bistro dishes with a modern twist, while enjoying stunning waterside views from the island of Djurgården. Brunch plates start at 135 kronor ($16.50), with diners encouraged to select three each and share them 'tapas style' with friends and family. Dishes range from grilled celeriac baked in cheese whey with bleak roe to cured salmon with poached eggs and pickles. If your group includes ten or more people you can deserve the private Club Room for your feast.

Address: Beckholmsvägen 26, Stockholm

Phone: 00 46 8 551 531 05

Opening Times: Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 4pm


Photo: Per Ranung

7. Pom and Flora

This small cafe in the hip Sofo area is always busy but has a casual vibe. The 'Helg frukost' (weekend breakfast) is extremely popular, and includes a wide variety of breads, scones, jams, cheese, meats and avocado plus yoghurt with berries and nuts, fresh juice and coffee, all for 120 kronor (less than $15). You can also pick and choose smaller plates from the menu. Plus don't miss the delicious freshly squeezed carrot juice here. The Monday to Friday menu here includes snacks priced between 28 and 55 kronor ($3.50 – $7).

Address: Bondegatan 64

Phone: 00 46 8 410 100 49


Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 3pm

Photo credit: Pom & Flora

By The Local's Editorial team with additional research by Trini Testi