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[Stockholm] Coffee & Cakes

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Before my Stockholm trip, Carin of Paris in Four Months generously shared a huge list of recommendations for her hometown, which I followed diligently, starting with cakes and coffee of course. Among all the spots I visited, one of my favorites was Xoko, a bakery cafe in the Vasastan neighborhood serving excellent baked goods, coffee, and light food. The atmosphere was absolutely charming, I could sit there all afternoon.

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My selection: a princess cake, a mazarin, and a cup of xokoccino. The princess cake (prinsesstårta) is a traditional Swedish layer cake consisting of sponge cake, pastry cream, and a dome of whipped cream, topped by green-colored marzipan. The marzipan was too sweet for me (I readily scrapped it off) but the dome of whipped cream was surprisingly pleasant in company with sponge cake and fresh raspberries sandwiched in between. Mazarin is yet another popular Swedish pastry, basically a tart filled with sweet ground almond paste – simple and delicious. Xokoccino is Xoko’s chocolate latte, and while it was very good, it was slightly too sweet of a cup of be paired with the pastries I ordered…

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I also dropped by Wienercafeét to admire its beautiful interior and pastry display, though in the end I did not have enough time to sit down. This popular cafe is open all day and is apparently great for breakfast, light lunch, or afternoon coffee – I will have to come back on my next trip to Stockholm.

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The princess cake, of course.

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Another spot I really enjoyed was Cafe Pascal, located on a quiet corner a block away from the busy Odenplan. Excellent coffee, hearty soup, huge sandwiches, and alluring pastries (though I didn’t have any room for these this time). Plus, the staff members are super friendly and went out of their ways to give us recommendations on Stockholm – extra extra points.

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A pot of V60 and a cup of latte.

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First of the many toasts skagen (shrimp toasts) to come on this trip…

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Xoko Konditori

Add: Rörstrandsgatan 15, 113 40 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 31 84 87

Wienercafeét

Add: Biblioteksgatan 6, 111 46 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 611 21 16

Cafe Pascal

Add: Norrtullsgatan 4, Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 31 61 10

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May 8th, 2015 at 11:47 am