One of my favourite ways to dine out in Stockholm is at one of the capital’s numerous ‘bakfickan’ restaurants. Literally translated as the ‘back-pocket’, many fine-dining restaurants will have a ‘bakfickan’, which offers cuisine cooked in the same kitchen but served up in more modest surroundings (and at a more affordable price tag). Speceriet is a great example of this kind of eating out experience. It doesn’t take reservations and there’s always a bit of a wait for a seat at one of the communal dining tables, but it’s well worth it for the atmosphere and delicious food.
The Swedes have this great little tradition called ‘fika’ where they break in the middle of the day to enjoy a coffee with a cinnamon bun. The best fika in town is served at Il Caffé, wrap yourself in a blanket and sit outside by the cute florist with the hip-folk of Sodermalm.