Fika here is a big thing here and for us expats it is one of the first things we acquire from Swedish culture. As Italian, anything involving coffee is as natural as breathing.
Bryggkaffe (i.e. percolated coffee) is the king. However, good old espresso always has its charm, even up here. There are tons of bars all over the city serving decent coffee but Caffe Poli, a family-run business founded in the 60’s, delivers an authentic, fully Italian experience.
The Caffé is in Kungsholmen, around the corner of the metro station. It’s tiny with just a few seats inside. Throughout the years, Caffe Poli gained a reputation in town and many loyal customers that come here every day or during the weekend for a excellent espresso, a pastry or panini.
Coffee is not the only reason why people come here: entertainment is the other one. Pino (among the regulars the place is also known as “Da Pino”) and the other barista who run the place, are the heart of Caffe Poli: while making coffee they love to chat with clients (old and new) and suggest what’s best. Italian or not, I’m sure that here it’s easy to feel like a local.