fika

“Fika” is the lifeblood of every Swede. Fika means enjoying the pleasure of a coffee break, often with a varm cinnamon roll or a delicious cookie or pastry. But fika is more than that – it is an entire social concept.

The Swedish fika is a peaceful interlude when you sit down to drink a cup of coffee with family, friends, or colleagues. Swedes do it at least once a day and preferably several times! Many workplaces have scheduled fika breaks both mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
 
Swedes are among those who drink the most coffee in the world and the tradition of taking a break with a steaming, fragrant cup has a long history. Sweet cookies are an integral part of an authentic old-fashioned coffee break. In the past, every good housewife with any self-respect served at least seven different kinds of home-baked cookies with coffee. These days, people don’t have the time to bake as much at home, but our cafés always have a wide range of classic Swedish cookies and pastries to tempt you.
The word fika was first heard of in 1910 and is back-slang from "kaffi".
FIKA is also represented in Manhattan it's actually the name of the fastest growing coffee chain in NYC! 
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FLICKORNA LUNDGREN
One of the most famous coffe shops in Sweden, Flickorna Lundgren lies just north of Helsingborg. It was founded in 1938 by the seven Lundgren sisters (Flickorna Lundgren means “The Lundgren Girls”) and is run in a charming half-timbered house. The best place to sit is outside in the glorious garden with a view over meadows of wildflowers and the ocean waters of Skälderviken. Coffee is served in gleaming old-fashioned copper pots. The late King Gustav VI Adolf was a regular here for 30 years. The King’s all-time favorite cookie was the vanilla heart – a classic you are sure to love. 
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KAFFEREPET
Conditori Signe Bergqvist – Kafferepet is the oldest konditori (coffe shop) in Helsingborg. People have been enjoying their coffee and home-baked goodies in the same premises since 1889. This is a popular meeting place for people of all ages. 

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FAHLMANS
Fahlmans Konditori was founded in 1914 and was voted the best coffe shop in Sweden in 2011. Traditional baked goods are served here, including the classic apple pie with vanilla sauce. There is has a lovely outdoor seating area on the sunny side of the building facing the main square (Stortorget). 
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EBBAS
Ebbas fik is a must for aficionados of 1950s design. The home-baked cookies and sweet rolls come in one size – XL – and if you are really hungry, try the famous Elvis burger. Ebbas fik won the title of Best Café in Sweden in 2010.
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KOPPI
Founded in 2007 by Swedish barista champions Anne Lunell and Charles Nystrand, Koppi Kaffe & Rosteri serves their own coffee roasted in-house for an extraordinary coffee experience. The ambiance is modern and the ambition is high: Koppi is aiming to be one of the best coffee roasters in the world and their beans come from the best coffee growers on the planet.
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CAFÉ TYCHO BRAHE

A popular place adjoining the Tycho Brahe Museum on the island of Ven. READ MORE

CAFÈ UTSIKTEN
Café Utsikten is located on the slope of the Hallandsåsen ridge. According to one of the country’s leading newspapers,the view from here is one of Sweden’s most beautiful. READ MORE
 
SOLBACKENS CAFÉ & WÅFFELBRUK

Offering breathtaking views of the peaceful countryside beside the Italian Road in Båstad. And delicious waffles of course
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