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If your breakfast is usually something healthy, and a good coffee is a must-have, Kaffeverket is your best choice, as coffee here is better than just good, and the breakfast is deliciously healthy.
Chia seed, coconut milk and coconut water yoghurt with blueberries and pistachios is just a tiny part of what’s available. Plain yoghurt with homemade granola and jam is also a must-have. But if you’re an avocado aficionado, your must-have will be the toast with avocado, salt and chilli flakes. Don’t forget about a smoothie for breakfast – mango, raspberry, lime and apple one for those who prefer fresh flavours, and avocado with apples and spinach for lovers of creamy textures.
And then, of course, eggs and pastries and homemade confectionery. No wonder the locals love this place and seem very reluctant to ever leave it. Because it has it all – aura, flavours, textures, aromas and that elusive je ne sais quoi that makes you come back again. And the most important thing – fantastic healthy and delicious food.
Sankt Eriksgatan 88, Stockholm
You can never get bored with Kaffeverket – it’s absolutely wonderful in terms of space, design, feelings and atmosphere. And, most importantly – in terms of food and drink. While the Kaffeverket in Sankt Eriksgatan is small, light and comparatively intimate, their Snickarbacken 7 location is its exact opposite. Set in an old horse stable with magnificent arches and high ceilings, it combines a stylish design shop with a restaurant. It’s never short of visitors, and when you try their food, you’ll know why – their slow cooked lamb salad with rice noodles and pickles was surprisingly brilliant, and the vegan salad with lentils and caramelised nuts was a hit that also carnivores would love. Another famous salad of theirs is the tuna and salmon salad.
The sandwiches here are reliably great. And, if you still have some space in your stomach for dessert (and I strongly suggest you leave a bit of space), try the raw bomb, the most famous of the famous cakes – a slice of coconut and chocolate – or their pecan and banana bread, grilled just before serving (with fresh honey). Heavenly. And start it all off with a coffee and a matcha latte, they’re very much worth it. This is a find to keep returning to.