In Sweden, we consume about 8,2 kg of coffee per person per year; we used to be number 2 in the world of coffee drinkers, after Finland as number 1. We have dropped to place 6 now. Nevertheless, we still love our coffee and to have a cookie, cake or a pastry with it.
The Swedish word for a coffee and a pastry or cinnamon bun with it is called “fika”. And we fika all the time. At work, we take a morning break at 10 am and an afternoon break at 3 pm. Some offices have people in charge of getting the pastries or cookies to have with the coffee. A very serious job indeed.
At Åsö Konditori, you can try the best of a classic Swedish bakery. You’ll get everything from breads to cakes, buns, and lunches. I love their butter caramel cookies, they are very crunchy and tasty. Another fave of mine is the cinnamon bun, but with cardamom instead of cinnamon. Also try the homemade chocolate fudge with a taste of lemon and liquiroce, very very good.
I normally go here on a Saturday to get fresh bread and a bun as I live above the bakery. This place is crowded. You don’t come here for the cozy atmosphere but for the quality of their products. Swedes mostly drink filter coffee, but you can get your lattes, espressos and more if you fancy it. And if you like coconut as much as I do, go for the Coconut Top!