Last weekend I spent some days in Stockholm, and as I had never been to Scandinavia before, I was very excited to explore a whole new part of Europe. Stockholm is, just like the rest of Scandinavia, famous of its simplicity, nice looking people, healthy food and beautiful buildings. The fact that it has the best interior shops, fashion brands (let’s call an H&M and Acne Studios) and coffee bars were my other reasons to visit the capital city of Sweden.
Before I go on a holiday, I always check the absolute hotspots of the destination. In Stockholm, I almost couldn’t choose between the best places to have coffee and the stores with the greatest fashion. It’s just all so good! I tried to limit my list to my absolute favourites, so I hope you enjoy it!
Pom & Flora
This is my favourite food spot, but it seemed like many Swedish girls share my opinion, because this small cafe was fully booked all morning. Fortunately, there was still a spot free for us, so I could enjoy the acaïbowl with banana, which took me back to Bali big time. They also serve fresh baked croissants and other sweet sinners, but most of the dishes are a lot healthier. A fresh juice, a cracker with peanutbutter or a healthy banana split: you can eat it here.
Granit is a typical Scandinavian interior store; white, simple and they sell all kinds of fashionable things for your home. In the one where I was, there was also a Designtorget: a shop-in-shop with more items to buy. Great to go to for the ultimate musthaves!
Find all Granit stores here.
Stockholm has a lot of great bakeries, and I think Fabrique is one of the bigger ones. There are a lot of Fabrique bakeries spread over Stockholm, so you will probably spot one while walking through the city. You can go here to eat the typical cardamom bun or a cinnamon roll, but they have other kinds of bread and buns too.
Find all Fabrique bakeries here.
For all the people that think Acne Studios is too expensive: go here. It’s still not extremely cheap (for a sweater you’ll pay around €60, but there are also items of €120 or more), but if you love the brand, you will probably love this store too. At Acne Archive, they sell the clothing that is left over from old collections, but in my opinion, most of their clothing is timeless, so I couldn’t care less. You do have to search for the right things because it’s still an outlet and therefore, they also have things no one would ever wear. I bought a darkblue, soft and simple sweater myself. Definitely worth a visit!
Acne Archive, Torsgatan 53
STHLM Brunch club
Okay, let’s be honest: we stood 1 hour in line to have brunch on Sunday at this incredible popular brunch club. But it was completely worth it, because it was the typical American breakfast place (in a good way). I would recommend the American pancakes and Nutella milkshake, but I don’t think you could choose the wrong dish when you’re eating here.
STHLM brunch club, Dalagatan 24
A mix between the Dutch Xenos, Søstrene Grene and Tiger, but better. Scented candles, mugs, cooking accessories, tea towels, cards: name it and they have it. With the holiday season coming up, a part of the store was already full of Halloween and Christmas decoration. Prices are, compared to other Swedish stores, a lot cheaper. A win-win situation!
Find all Lagerhaus stores here.
Boqueria is located in shopping centre Mood. You can go to this restaurant for brunch or dinner, and choose from different small tapas dishes to share. They serve the cutest little hamburgers, patatas bravas, but also scrambled eggs with bacon and pulled pork balls (which tastes better than it sounds).
Boqueria, Jakobsbergsgatan 17
Done with shopping and eating? Make sure you make a stop at ‘Fotografiska’, a really nice photography museum. It does depend on the expositions, and I didn’t like them all, but I would recommend it if you’re not the typical museum type. Plus, where the museum is located, you’ll have a great view over the water and a part of the city.
Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22
Q: Have you been to Stockholm before? What were your favourites?