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Five of the best student-friendly places to eat in Uppsala

Gaïa Jouan
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Five of the best student-friendly places to eat in Uppsala
Uppsala offers a wide variety of cuisines at different prices levels. Photo: Samir Hadi/

Uppsala is a charming town north of Stockholm, and what makes it unique is the number of students. About 25 percent of the city studies at Uppsala University, and as a result many places offer good food for a price that won't break the bank. Here are five of the best.


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1. Lemoni

If you want to try real french crepes and galettes, this place is for you! For the uninitiated, galettes are crepes made with buckwheat flour, combined with savoury fillings. Crepes, the better known of the two internationally, are only the sweet ones.

Lemoni is a small and cosy crêperie situated in a quiet courtyard with an outdoor seating. There you can enjoy tasty crepes and galettes with both traditional and innovative kinds of fillings, ranging from traditional ham/egg/cheese galettes to salmon and asparagus, or brie and rhubarb. Bonus: French beer, wine and cider to go with them is available.


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Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

Location: St. Olofsgatan 32E

2. Güntherska Hovkonditori & Schweizeri

A real institution in Uppsala. Güntherska is an old high end confectionery seller and patisserie. Their kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) are an absolute must-try, and they also serve sandwiches, salads and soups with vegetarian options. Enjoy it all with terraced seating overlooking the Fyris river, or take away if you prefer. 


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Opening hours: Mon-Tues 9am-7pm, Wed-Fri 9am-7.30pm. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Location: Östra Agatan 31

3. Cafe Victoria

Cafe Victoria lies in the city's botanical garden by the tropical greenhouse, in what used to be the gardener's bakery and wash house. During the summer you can sit outside and enjoy a wide choice of cakes, pastries and meals while taking in the beautiful garden around you. All dishes are cooked from locally grown, organic and fair trade ingredients.

Summer opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (until 8pm on Monday if the weather allows it); Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.

Location: Norbyvägen 12

4. Konditori Fagelsången

This café situated in the heart of Uppsala, just below Uppsala slott (Uppsala Castle), opened its doors in 1954. It's worth a visit for the fresh baked pastries, great coffee and large assortment of sandwiches. During summer there is a large outdoor seating area with a great view of the local swan pond. 

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm.

Location: Munkgatan 3C

5. Kardemumma

Kardemumma café lies near Uppsala City Library and offers organic food in a charming setting. Everything is homemade, from sandwiches with locally produced fillings to soups, pies, cakes and fair trade coffee. During the summer their outdoor terrace is a real paradise in the city center, where you can relax quietly away from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of town.

Opening hours: Mon-Thur 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.

Location: Svärtbacksgatan 17


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