1. Urban Deli
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
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Address: Gästrikegatan 2, Vasastan
Phone: 00 46 8 306 230
Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm, Saturday: 9am – 7pm, Sunday: 10am to 7pm
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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
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