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Kafé Magasinet at Tredje långgatan. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

”Fika” in style at …

Chandeliers, design furniture or lush green spaces? Enjoy your fika in a picturesque environment at these cafés!


Stop by Brogyllen, one of the grandest cafés in Gothenburg. Located on Västra Hamngatan, the café offers all the classic pastries, cookies and baked goods in a setting where glistening chandeliers and grand pillars lend your “fika” an air of luxury.  

Steinbrenner & Nyberg

Gothenburg café chain Steinbrenner & Nyberg has 7 cafées and they’ve certainly made their mark on the Gothenburg “fika” scene. One of their cafés is located at the square Järntorget. Enjoy a vast selection of baked goods, pastries, cookies and coffee. When the weather gets warm, the outdoor seating area is a great place to sit and enjoy a “fika” while taking in the bustling neighbourhood Linné.
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Ahlströms Konditori

Ahlströms Konditori has served “fika” to visitors since 1901. Take a seat in the café lounge and admire the remaining original pieces of the 100 year old interior, or if the weather’s nice, take your “fika” outside in the cosy courtyard. 

Kafé Magasinet

The red brick buildings on the street Tredje långgatan have been renovated and are nowadays home to several popular restaurants and cafés. One of them is Kafé Magasinet, with a thriving courtyard that makes it one of Gothenburg’s most Instagram-friendly cafés.

Konditori Kampanilen

Locals and visitors near the square Stigberget should head to Kampanilen if they’re after some seriously good “fika”. Their sourdough bread is excellent, and their pastries and chocolates even better!

Kafé Gapet

Kafé Gapet in the neighbourhood Majorna offers a vegetarian menu of soups for lunch in addition to home-baked sweets and bread. The well-chosen interior setting makes the coffee shop very aesthetically pleasing. 

Cinnamon buns at Café Husaren, Haga Nygata

Cinnamon buns you won’t forget at …

Gothenburg is full och giant cinnamon buns and other pastries you’re sure to remember.

Café Husaren

Café Husaren is located in the charming neighbourhood Haga. Choose from all kinds of pastries and cookies, and don’t miss what is perhaps the most photographed café item in Gothenburg, the giant cinnamon bun.

Da Matteo

The popular Gothenburg café da Matteo has three locations as well as their own sourdough bakery, and it’s a must stop for a “fika”. The delicious cinnamon and cardamom buns are perfect after a walk around the trendy shops near Magasinsgatan.

Cum pane

The organic bakery Cum pane has two locations, one in Majorna and one in Olskroken, both just outside the city centre, but their bread and pastries attract visitors from all over town. Their juicy cinnamon buns are topped with roasted almonds and are well worth the trip!

Mr Cake

Celebrity pastry chef Roy Fare’s café at Stenpiren is known for pastries that look as good as they taste, and whether you order their cinnamon bun or something even more spectacular, you are sure to remember your visit at Mr Cake.

Flickorna på Färjenäs

”Fika” with added extras at …

Gothenburg has a dog café and a cat café! Enjoy your fika surrounded by four legged friends at these spots.

Flickorna på Färjenäs

Dog friendly café Flickorna på Färjenas is located at the foot of the bridge Älvsborgsbron, on the Hisingen side. Enjoy a classic Swedish “fika” accompanied by four legged friends. Here, the dogs are the VIP-guests and they’ll get their own “fika” while you tuck in to your cinnamon bun.

Purrfect cat café

Gothenburg has a cat café! In Linnéstaden you can cuddle with cute cats and have coffee at the same time. If you become really fond of one of the cats, you can even apply to adopt it. You can book a place in the “cat lounge” in advance, or pop in and see if there’s a drop in slot available. Spending time with the cats comes at a fee, to cover the café’s costs for the business.


Wærnet at the street Waernsgatan 1 in the neighbourhood of Bagaregården is equal parts café, interior design shop and showroom for Kulladal Kitchen, which has built large parts of the café’s interior. Breakfast, sandwiches, coffee from Balck Coffee and home-baked cookies are served here. Sustainability and quality are the watchwords, and therefore organic ingredients that are in season are usually used.

Dog Bakery

This is exactly what it sounds like – a bakery for dogs. With a focus on dogs’ well-being and without compromising on the looks of the pastries, Dog Bakery bake colourful and irresistibly delicious pastries for dogs every day. The bakery only bake with natural ingredients and flavours that are approved by both Jordbruksverket (the Swedish Agency for Agriculture) and our own dogs.

Address: Linnégatan 76

A bar counter with bread and buns at Röda Rummet in Gothenburg.
The bar Röda Rummet is day-time a bakery and patisserie. Credit: Sofie Mantzaris/Göteborg & Co

Röda Rummet

The bar and patisserie Röda Rummet, which you’ll find at the newly built Järntorgsgatan 2, is restaurant Alba’s back pocket and is, oddly enough, a place where pastries and cakes are interspersed in a lovely symbiosis of fun drinks. The bar’s name is a tribute to the somewhat iconic bar of the same name, which was located in the same place for a long time in a now demolished building.


Heurlins (named after the square outside) was the first of the Clarion Hotel Draken’s restaurants to open. In the premises you will find partly a bistro with street food from the sea and local beer and wine, partly a modern patisserie with pastries and bubbly drinks.

Try the Swedish semla buns

A semla? What is a semla? A semla bun is pretty straight forward really. It is a bun, filled with wipped cream and an almond paste. Despite its uncomplicated nature, or maybe because that, the semla is one of Sweden’s most loved pastries. Traditionally it was to be enjoyed the day before lent, but nowadays it is enjoyed throught the early months of the year. You’ll find the Swedish semla in the vast majority of cafes around town, mostly between january and mars.


Artisan coffee and roasteries in Gothenburg

Is there anything better than starting the day with a really good, well-brewed cup of coffee? Experience aromatic art and freshly roasted beans and explore Gothenburg’s rich coffee culture!