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Caliente Tapas Bar
Mamas & Tapas
Bianchi Café & Cykles
La Vecchia Signora
Berns Bistro & Bar
Brasserie Le Rouge
Grand Escalier Brasserie & Jardin
American Table Brasserie & Bar
Burgers & Beer
Kitchen & Table
Lebanon Meza Lounge
Cloud Nine Food & Cocktails
Greken på Hörnet
Halv Grek Plus Turk
B.A.R. meaning Blasieholmens Akvarium & Restaurang naturally focus on the delights from the sea. Their unique concept is a mix of a fish market and restaurant, where you can pick the catch of today and combine it with any side of your choice. The quality of the ingredients together with the fact that B.A.R. manage to keep the concept on a decent price level make it a very attractive dining place.
Nytorget Uban Deli
Kött & Fiskbaren
Vassa Eggen Steakhouse
Lux Dag för Dag
Barbro Bistro & Bio
If you want to go for the more luxurious version of the Swedish traditional Thursday lunch, heading out to the island of Djurgården to the internationally acclaimed gourmet restaurant Oaxen is recommended. Besides dining in one of the most beautiful environments Stockholm has to offer, you will also be treated well on the plate. Pea Soup is served together with pork shank, pork sausage and flitch before you dig in on the pancakes made from organic ingredients.
This unpretentious lunch restaurant in Vasastan has done homely cooking for over 30 years and does it well also when it comes to Thursdays. Although the interior of the place doesn’t seem to have been changed since the 80’s, a refill of your pancakes is helpfully served when asked. Not easy to find, but that also makes it less crowded than many other lunch places.
Of all Scandic Hotels in Stockholm, Sjöfartshotellet near Slussen is probably the least trendy one. Still, they deliver on the lunches and on Thursdays you will be certain to find pea soup and pancakes served at the buffet. As with other hotel restaurants, you do not need to go hungry from lunch after having the opportunity of filling your plate up to the limit.
The authority on Swedish homely cooking, Tennstopet, normally serves pea soup and pancakes on Thursdays during the season (not summer months). Being a popular restaurant for dinner as well as for lunch, be prepared to queue or come early or late.
Located just opposite the tube station and facing Mariatorget park, Chic is a cosy old school type of patisserie making and serving quality home made products. They have an excellent assortment of semlor, from original classics to Carlsbaden versions and mini-semlas.
If you’re on south Södermalm, your best bet for a semla would be Gunnarssons, just outside the northern exit of Skanstull tube station. Gunnarssons is a typhical patisserie you go with your granny, but still delivering on a top level. They also have semla cakes available for sale.
Sturekatten is a hidden oasis: a true old-fashioned café and bake shop housed in a two-story Östermalm apartment building. The décor dates from the turn of the previous century, and the wait staff are clothed in the professional uniform of the time.
Occupying the same address since 1920, Tössebageriet is well-known as one of Stockholm’s most historic classic bake shops. They have several years been rewarded for “the best semla in town”. So if you’re on Östermalm, look no further.
Vetekatten in central Stockholm is one of the scores of well-preserved, tradition-packed coffee shops where you can sample traditional Swedish pastries of superior quality. This institution in Stockholms café world serves semla in the proper way, well made and well packaged for take away.
Wienercaféet is located in the luxurious Bibliotekstan and hosts a café and restaurant where both interior and menu are inspired by Paris and Vienna. One of very few places where you are actually served at the table you will enjoy a absolutely delicious piece of semla.
Café Sirap is known for its American-style pancakes. Served with maple syrup of course, as well as lots of other toppings in typical American style. Breakfast and brunch menus, salads and sandwiches. It’s frequently packed on weekends, so come early.
For those seeking a British styled breakfast Greasy Spoon serves you eggs benedict any time of the day, together with the sound of the jukebox or even a Bloody Mary.
If you are more into a quality than quantity brunch, Rival is highly recommended. In a nice ambience a french inspired brunch is served including steak tartare among others delicacies. As the brunch is only open Sundays, booking ahead is needed.
Stockholm Brunch Club
Whatever time you feel like having breakfast or brunch, Stockholm Brunch Club will cater for you. Serving a wide assortment of everything from pancakes and bacon & eggs to smoothies and juices.
Strand Hotel (Herr Julius)
Inside classic Strand Hotel Herr Julius serves brunch with a fantastic view over Nybroviken. Classic dishes with a twist and a gigantic dessert buffet offers something for everyone.
Popular Tjoget in Hornstull draws inspiration from the continent for its weekend brunch. On Sundays people pick up the brunch a la carte formats, including cured meats, moules frites, steak tartare, oysters, soups, salads and sandwich menu.
Prefer to enjoy a beautiful natural setting and tranquil environment for a brunch? Then Villa Källhagen is a must, located next to the beautiful Djurgård Canal on Djurgården. The focus is on contemporary Swedish food and during the summer season, guests gather in the outdoor dining area in the garden for the popular brunch buffet. Booking ahead is recommended.