Food & Drink

A Guide to the Best Coffee in Gothenburg

Where can you find the best coffee in Gothenburg, Sweden? There are a number of excellent spots that have come up over the years, on a scene that is growing slowly, and is very ambitious. And thanks to the beloved Swedish fika culture, good coffee is always a local must-have.

Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, is often in the shadow of Stockholm. Not when it comes to coffee roasting though! In recent years, the coffee scene in Gothenburg has grown enormously, creating a very strong local coffee community.

With a range of specialty coffee roasters, Gothenberg locals confirm that they’re deep into the world of third wave coffee, to delicious effect.

Here’s where to find the best coffee shops in Gothenburg, Sweden:

Da Matteo

With their straightforward statement: “we want more people to drink good coffee,” Da Matteo deserves the title of Gothenburg’s coffee hub, well known to almost all the locals. What started in 2003 as a café in the family home of founder Matts Johansson, grew into a coffee roastery, two stores, and five cafes throughout Gothenburg.

 

 

Their cafes are some of the busiest and most iconic weekend spots in the city. Da Matteo, as a roastery, is a legendary place in Sweden’s coffee culture. Gothenburg would be a more gloomy place without it, that’s for sure. 

 

 

 

→ Da Matteo

Vallgatan 5
411 16 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Magasinsgatan 17A
411 18 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 7.30-18
Sat 9-18
Sun 10-17

Lindholmsallén 8A
417 55 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sat – Sun Closed

Victoriapassagen (Södra Larmgatan 14)
411 16 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hagabader (Kaponjärgatan 1)
413 02 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

Morgon Coffee Roasters

Morgon Coffee Roasters is a small roastery on Hisingen, run by Gabriella Runesson, Markus Vestergaard, and Christian Gullbrandsson. The three friends worked in the coffee industry together before starting their roastery in 2018.

They are the real coffee storytellers, saying “every coffee has an address, we’re just the people helping to tell its story.”

That desire comes through everything they do, including carefully created and crafted stylish labels, where colors and objects tell the story of the producers, flavors, and places.

 

Photo credit: Auste Skrupskyte


 

Morgon Coffee Roasters stand for the idea that coffee should be sourced sustainably and fairly, and you should take your time enjoying it.

They are continually collaborating with Gothenburg’s local pastry chefs and other labels, organizing pop-ups, and inviting the local community to hang under the crane where the coffee is roasted.

 

 

→ Morgon Coffee Roasters

Anders Carlssons Gata 30

417 55 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Last Saturday of the month 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 
 

Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters

Gringo coffee roastery was founded in 2018 in Gothenburg. Johan Ekfeldt, the founder of Gringo, is already well known the industry thanks to his work with the beloved Swedish brand Johan & Nystrom, which he co-founded in 2004.

Gringo, Johan’s new coffee project, is the new roastery with a team of dedicated coffee enthusiasts, including Johan’s wife Pernilla. The enormous love for coffee comes through in everything they do: slow roasting in small batches, adapting the roasts to each unique coffee, and creating highly-drinkable roasts.

 

Photo credit: Auste Skrupskyte


 

Gringo works with smaller plantations. To continually learn about the full cycle of coffee, Gringo owns a 10-hectare coffee garden in Caca, Colombia. That’s their place for experiments, but mostly, as they say, “something completely different; this is hard work and a full commitment.”

We adore Gringo for exactly what it is: a team of curious, creative coffee-lovers that always make you feel welcome when you stop by their cafe.

 

 

→ Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters

Varholmsgatan 12  
414 74 Gothenburg

Opening Hours:
Mon– Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Last Saturday of the month 11:00 – 3:00

 
 

Ritu Coffee Roasters & Cafe Akemisten

Many Gothenburgians will agree: we were waiting for the day Café Alkemisten will start roasting their own coffee. And here we are! Founded in 2019 by Café Akemisten’s Kristian Hedborg and their coffee manager Anthony Huy Nguyen, the city welcomed Ritu Coffee Roasters with open arms!

The duo behind the roastery takes coffee seriously; they believe that the story behind the coffee, where it comes from, and how it was grown, is powerful. They aim to improve the art of making coffee, and have a focus on Vietnamese coffee.

Coffee Manager Anthony Huy Nguen won the Swedish Roasting Championship in 2019.

Ritu Coffee is served, and their beans are available for purchase, in both Café Akemisten locations.

 

 

→ Café Akemisten

Gustaf Dalénsgatan 14
417 05 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat – Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lindholmspiren 2
417 56 Göteborg

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 3:30 pm (Lunch 11:00 am – 1:30 pm)
Sat – Sun 10:00 am- 3:00 pm  

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