In Stockholm, traditional fika coffee shops are taking a sophisticated turn as Michelin-starred chefs open a new wave of bakeries
The traditional fika, which means a rendezvous for a coffee and a pastry, has been part of Swedish culture since the 18th century and has since spread outside its borders. But now the tradition is taking a more sophisticated turn, as famous Stockholm chefs move into opening bakeries.
The Green Rabbit bakery in the Vasastan neighbourhood was opened in May by Michelin-starred chefs Martin Berg and Mathias Dahlgren. Its a quaint, paired-down bakery with a focus on rye bread, including sesame rye, Danish rye and svedje, an old recipe using Nordic grain, plus delicate blueberry and raspberry muffins.