Working in a cafe is becoming increasingly normal in Stockholm. Kaffeverket, next to Sankt Eriksplan, is a hot spot for many freelancers. Eavesdrop on the people next to you as they are holding casual meetings, watch students work hard or have a peak at one of the many laptop screens while you're enjoying breakfast, lunch or fika.
Il Caffè is often referred to as one of Stockholm’s first freelancer cafes. Since 1996, this cafe is the place to go for great coffee, tasty pastries, friendly conversations, an unpretentious atmosphere and an inner courtyard. Nowadays you can find Il Caffè all over Stockholm (and even Los Angeles) but it all started at Kungsholmen.
As its name suggests, Coffice is a mix between a coffee bar and a meeting point for anyone who is looking for a place to work. The coffee is organic and they collaborate with various roasteries. They also serve sandwiches, snacks and lighter lunch dishes if you are hungry.
One of Stockholm’s best-looking cafes is Gast, which opened in 2017. Here iconic Scandinavian chairs in pale wood are combined with a warm palette of pink, apricot and nude. Gast serves healthy salads, juices and hot beverages. The location is great, between the City and Vasastan in front of Observatorielunden.
Coffee and sandwich lovers have discovered their own little cafe heaven just one block from busy Odenplan. Café Pascal is run by three siblings and everything here is locally produced, from the coffee to the delicious pastries. The coffee is sourced from carefully selected roasteries and the sandwiches are in a league of their own.