Establishment neighborhood
Café Pascal
Norrtullsgatan 4, Vasastan
Café Pascal is a beautiful, stylishly rustic space with exposed brick walls, contemporary low-hanging lights, and communal-style tables. The glass display cases are brimming with incredible looking sandwiches, cakes, and bakery goods, but there are plenty of healthier options like avocado toast and chia pudding if your sweet tooth is maxed out. Coffee is courtesy of what is arguably Stockholm's best roaster (Koppi and Love) and comes served in pretty, delicate turquoise cups and saucers.
Rolfs Kök
Tegnérgatan 41, Vasastan
In the late '90s, the original restaurant founder, Rolf, wanted a more interactive experience with the people he was cooking for rather than the behind-closed-doors kitchen that was the norm at the time. The resulting open kitchen means guests can watch all of the action and feel involved in the creation of their dishes. The menu is completely seasonal and features plenty of fish (both cooked and raw), less-than-traditional cuts of meat favored by Scandinavians, and thoroughly Swedish desserts like gooseberry cream. With more than 450 wines on the list, the booze is reason alone to stop by and take a seat at the bar.