Food & Drink

A Guide to the Best Bakeries in Stockholm

Bakers in Stockholm certainly know what to do with a sack of flour and a splash of water. They work with all possible kinds of flours (graham, einkorn, buckwheat – you name it!) and they throw different ingredients to the mix (sprouted rye and fennel seeds, anyone?) They don’t shun the single-celled fungi that yeast are. And so, every day, shelves in bakeries across the city bend under the weight of crusty sourdough loaves, buns crunchy from seeds, dense rye breads and croissants so flaky that it takes barely a gentle bite to have your chin covered in buttery crumbs.

We’re showcasing our favorite bakeries and encourage you to start your own quest for the perfect slice or bun. You’re bound to find it at one of these Stockholm spots.

Green Rabbit Rågbrödsbageriet

A little bakery with a big personality, and not only because it was opened by Michelin-starred chefs Martin Berg and Mathias Dahlgren. That might sound daunting; in fact, it’s one of the friendliest places we’ve been. Green Rabbit uses rye flour not just in the bread they bake, but also cakes and cookies – not something you come across often. We urge you to try their smørrebrød: not just the classic salmon and horseradish combo (not that we don’t approve) but also delicious and seasonal pairings like wild garlic from Gotland and green asparagus or 16-hour chuck roast with chilli mayonnaise.
 

→ Green Rabbit

Tegnérgatan 17
111 40 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Tues – Fri  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

 
 
 

Bakery & Spice

Their cinnamon buns have whole roasted almonds on top! Purists might frown and prefer their bun naked but we think the crunch against the dense, deliciously chewy dough is spot-on. In addition to the regular assortment of breads and pastries, they sell bread of the day. Try to get there on a weekend and snatch one of the fruit & nut loaves with big juicy chunks of dried apricots. No table seating available inside but, if need be, there’s a bench by the counter and one outside, next to the entrance.
 

→ Bakery & Spice

Toragatan 46
113 62 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon -Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 3.00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 
 
 

Brunkebergs Bageri

Here you’ll find one of the most scrumptious croissants in town – crispy on the outside, fluffy inside and so buttery that you can even skip the butter on the side and aim for the jam jar straight away. The Birger Jarl location is a new kid on the block, with a more crisp look and feel compared to its older sister on Dalagatan. It’s just the place to linger over a hearty breakfast with a family on a Sunday morning – picture bread baskets, home-made granola and scones. Heaven.
 

→ Brunkebergs Bread and Table

Birger Jarlsgatan 53
111 45 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dalagatan 9 J
113 61 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
 
 

Brillo Box

What an excellent location. Tullhus is situated on Skeppsbron quay, which in the warm months means early morning pain-au-chocolat and coffee al fresco overlooking the water. When cold, you’re welcome to sit at a table inside. In charge of the bakery is Håkan Johansson, the winner of Bakery Masters 2014, so make sure you try one of their masterfully-executed tender and flaky Danishes (wienerbröd) with various fillings – particularly the summer ones, generously adorned with fruit. Also, they make mean gossamer thin honey crispbread.
 
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→ Brillo Box

Tullhus 1, Skeppsbron
111 31 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 
 
 

Fabrique

Fabrique has many locations all over Stockholm (they’ve also made it to London!) and it’s one of the most popular bakeries in the city. The fact that they have become a chain does not mean that quantity trumps quality. Good, simple ingredients, wood-fired oven and lots of patience – that’s the secret. We’re particularly fond of their sourdough walnut buns, not to mention the gooey brownies with various toppings that change with the seasons. The summer berry and salted almond brownies have been our favourites so far. Psst: all Fabrique bakeries have gone cashless!
 

→ Fabrique

Gamla Stan location:
Lilla Nygatan 12
111 28 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

See all other locations and opening hours.

 
 
 

Rosendals Trädgård Bageri

A loaf flavoured with Seville oranges? Focaccia topped with curd and preserved lemons? Fluffy buns with almond paste and raspberries? We could go on and on but that should be enough to give you the feeling of this bakery – very exciting and seasonal. It’s an integral part of Rosendals Trädgård Bageri – the big open organic garden on the island of Djugården. Apart from the bakery, there is also a greenhouse café that serves food based on what the cooks find in the surrounding garden. Try to make it for fika there – the cakes on display will take your breath away.
 

→ Rosendals Trädgård Bageri

Rosendalsvägen 38
115 21 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
February – March 

Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mon Closed

April 

Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon Closed

May – September
Every day 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

October – December 

Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mon Closed

January – Closed

 
 
 

Bageri Petrus

Take a morning stroll around Mariatorget any day of the week and you’re bound to spot locals holding onto their white paper bags with ‘Bageri Petrus’ printed on them. This and the epic Saturday queues for the weekend supply of bread and fresh pastries prove it’s one of Södermalm’s most beloved bakeries. Their classic cinnamon and cardamom buns are excellent but if you spot beautifully braided sockerkringlor, grab one! Their vanilla-flavored dough is so soft it melts on your tongue. The bakery has also started a tradition of recycling the leftover loaves and uses them to make breakfast toasts three ways – with avocado & sesame seeds, Västerbotten cheese & marmalade (homemade and you can choose your flavour) and, when in season, Västerbotten and Swedish cherry tomatoes. And if the ritual of breaking off the end of a baguette on the way home is your thing, make sure to get the rye sourdough baguette: its pointy, crispy end is definitely one to break.

Bageri Petrus

Swedenborgsgatan 4B
118 48 Stockholm

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 
 

Gamla Orangeriet

Gamla Orangeriet is located in the scenic surroundings of Bergianska Trädgården (the Bergius Botanic Garden) and although you need a ticket to enter the gardens, the access to the café is free. There are two menus for you to choose from: one offers warm meals on a substantial side, e.g. risotto or a hearty salad with smoked fish, whereas the other one is all about sandwiches. Vegan ones are always exciting; picture a thick slice of rye bread slathered with carrot hummus and topped with grilled vegetables, pesto-marinated artichokes and crunchy pumpkin seeds. But what you really want when you come here is fika. The cakes and pastries are beautiful. The banana bread topped with a thick layer of toasted hazelnuts is famous.

→ Gamla Orangeriet

Veit Wittrocks väg 7
114 18 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Every day 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


 
 
 

Robin Delselius Bageri

It’s a little bit hidden in the maze of Södermalm’s streets but well worth looking for, especially around lunchtime when the staff sets up a soup stand. A huge pot filled with warm, thick broth is surrounded with crusty buns, slabs of butter and little bowls with sun-dried tomatoes or shrimp to use as toppings. It’s all included in the price and you’re welcome to serve yourself and have a second helping, too. Moreover, coffee and something sweet like biscotti or a cake of some sort are part of the lunch deal. Fika-wise: try the classic cardamom bun made with real butter and lots of it. And before you leave, grab a loaf of Södertoast. It’s a sourdough toasting bread and it does toast like a dream. Oonce you get it all crispy and golden brown, it’s the perfect vessel for your morning fried egg and a bacon.

Robin Delselius Bageri

Renstiernas gata 19
116 31 Stockholm

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sat & Sun 7:00 – 5:00 pm

 
 
 

Enskedeparkens Bageri

Step into this little bakery and you’ll feel like one of Astrid Lindgren’s Bullerby children. It’s located in a wooden house in the idyllic Enskede where life seems slower and the air fresher. Across the street from the bakery you’ll find stables – the sight of horses and riders certainly add the charm to your fika experience. Although it’s usually cinnamon buns one wants to eat in Sweden, Enskedeparkens Bageri bakes incredible pain-au-chocolats. Apart from fika, the bakery also serves simple breakfast and lunch. There’s nothing more perfect in the morning than a still-warm rye, seeded bun filled with cheese and veg, or hummus, or avocado – there are a few choices available and it’s your call. The buns are being filled after you order them so no soggy sandwiches with wilted lettuce there. The bakery has also become famous for its pizzas al fresco. It’s a seasonal affair that usually starts in Autumn and the bakers recommend checking their website for updates. By all means, bring your own wine. Blankets are provided.

Enskedeparkens Bageri

Enskede gårdsväg 3-5
120 47 Enskede Gård

Opening Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
 
 

Valhallabageriet

A tiny bakery with a big heart. Try the walnut loaf as a bread to take home; it’s what you want at your breakfast table slathered with butter and jam, or topped with cheese and egg. Cinnamon and cardamom buns are sinfully good here, but there’s something else you should try: a frösnurra. It’s a croissant dough shaped like a swirl with caramelised pumpkin and sesame seeds for crunch. What a pleasure to unswirl it, tearing off one piece after another, until you get to the centre soaked with sweet syrup.

→Valhallabageriet

Valhallavägen 174
115 27 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 
 
 

Les Petit Boudins

Located near busy Fridhemsplan, this petit bakery keeps employees from nearby offices very happy during lunchtime. It’s quite busy; not really a place to hang out with your laptop for hours, but rather grab a quick bite. Nonetheless, the place is charming and you get to eat from vintage, mismatched crockery. The most popular lunch fare is soup and a sandwich. There’s plenty of in-house baked pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth and the vegan brownies are particularly naughty. If you’re in need of something rich, you must try the almond croissant. On Wednesdays the bakery makes pizzas!

→Les Petit Boudins

Fridhemsgatan 60
112 46  Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sat & Sun Closed

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Marta Karcz

Marta Karcz is a food journalist, recipe developer and translator. She originates from Poland but after taking a gap year in Stockholm, she promised herself she would be back and eat one kanelbulle a day for the rest of her life. After a 7-year detour in London she is slowly implementing her Scandinavian dream. Marta has an academic background in English and journalism. Click here to join Marta for a bite.