Possibly one of Stockholm’s well kept secrets, City Konditoriet is a rare gem. Basically it’s a beautiful café inside a church, in the middle of Stockholm’s busiest shopping district. I would say that very few locals actually know that this place exists, and even fewer that have ever been here.
Ok, so here’s the story. Built in 1912 the building’s intended use was as a dance and night club. It was a huge place called Fenixpalatset, with several bars, restaurants, a concert hall and much more. After being a nightclub for almost 30 years the building was purchased by a local Pentecostal congregation and turned into a church. In other words, this place of sin was converted to a house of the holy spirit, amen.
So, today it’s a church that among other things hosts a great traditional café (konditori). But to be honest, it’s really the original art deco design and amazing history of the building that is the real attraction. The food is very classic and traditional, which definitely is fun for a visitor but nothing to rejoice about; that’s reserved for churchgoers!