Norrtullsgatan 10, Vasastan
You'll know you're in the right place by Kafé Orion's emerald green walls and sleek wooden bar, which has a backdrop of sunny yellow tile. The main attraction is the coffee (they use Da Matteo beans, which are roasted in nearby Gotenberg), but they also have a great selection of little sandwiches, salads, and omelettes that make a good snack or breakfast to-go.
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.
Torsgatan 53, Vasastan
This space is not only Acne's flagship store and design archive, for all the true crime enthusiasts reading, it’s also the location of the 1973 robbery that coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome." Browse through pieces from past Acne collections and reminisce about those sculptural sweaters and perfect-fit jeans you wished you’d bought at the time. Alongside their latest collections, the store sells restored and re-sewn pieces for a great price.
Upplandsgatan 43, Vasastan
Come here for antique and vintage clothing from practically every era, with a particularly extensive selection from the '20s. Many of the pieces are conveniently available for rent as costumes. A true emporium, you'll also find vintage lingerie, jewelry, and even homewares; the kids' clothes and linens are particularly spot-on.
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.
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