Where to get coffee
Sankt Eriksgatan 88
2. High tea at The Grand Hotel
For an afternoon spoil I recommend watching the world go by over high tea at the Grand Hotel.
Southern Blasieholmshamnen 8
Where to eat
A classic café serving lots of Swedish treats for breakfast. Try the egg and fish roe sandwich on rasin bread.
Stroll through the gardens at Rosendals and stop for lunck or fika (afternoon tea) in one of the glasshouses.
This is a little apple orchard/factory and garden outside of Stockholm in the Archipelago - on an island called Ekero. If you have a car I recommend a drive out this way for lunch amongst the apple trees one sunny day.
Great spot for lunch on a sunny day down on the water in the middle of Stockholm. Made up of a myriad of gardens and wooden benches.
Oaxen Slip And Oaxen Krog
Go to Oaxen Slip for a modern Swedish a la carte dinner - go to Oaxen Krog for the more elaborate degustation dinner. Delicious.
A Stockholm institution serving classic Swedish fare. Try the signature toast skagen for entrée (prawns on toast) or the meatballs with lingonberry jam for main.
Where to stay
Prince Van Orangien at Oaxen Slip
Linked to the Oaxen Slip & Krog Restaurants - stay in a restored boat as hotel. Great Gatsby-esque glamour.
A cosy boutique hotel with old world charm in Ostermalm.
A guest house in the Archipelago
Most Stockholmers retreat to a 'summer house' during the warmer months somewhere on the sprawling archipelago. For the authentic Swedish experience, you can't go past a classic timber house by the lake. I recommend staying with Birgitta and Lars-Olof here:
Nestled in the Swedish forest on the water's edge, this art gallery is outside of Stockholm but definitely worth the visit. Walk through the forest up to the gallery and stay for lunch. Artipelagstigen 1
I went to Millesgarden to see the Josef Frank exhibition and fell in love with the sculpture gardens. Just outside of Stockholm on your way out to the Archipelago - this place is definitely worth a visit. A great place to stop for lunch also!
Where to buy homewares
Absolutely fell in love with everything Svenskt Tenn! Their print archive and furniture collection has defined Sweden - there is a little piece of Svenskt Tenn in every Swedish home. A dreamy store that is not to be missed!