Coffee is a crucial part of any traveller’s itinerary, or at least it should be. When you’re travelling around Sweden, you’ll likely need to refuel at some point, which is why we wanted to scour the city of Gothenburg to bring you a comprehensive list of the best coffee shops.
The third wave of coffee has come and crashed down onto the entire country, but Gothenburg in particular is home to a delightful array of specialty coffee shops and unique cafes where you can get your fix of caffeine in the form of a super tasty drink.
Don’t believe us? Visit any one of the seven best coffee shops in Gothenburg and see for yourself. It’s almost as if you can smell the roasted coffee beans all the way from here.
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Alkemisten is one of the best coffee shops in Gothenburg for travellers who know a thing or two about coffee and can’t sip anything less than quality beans. Here, they source the finest coffee beans from growers around the world. The coffee is superb and it’s clear they know what they’re doing, straight through to their tasty, healthy snacks.
If you’re looking for more than just coffee, Bar Centro is a great place to start. It’s located in the heart of Gothenburg, positioning it as the perfect pit stop during a day of exploring this Swedish city. They serve coffee, food and wine all day every day.
In the mood for something trendy? Check out Viktors Kaffe, which was born out of a love for coffee, music, art, and interior design. The world-class coffee, therefore, is only part of the pull for visitors. You’ll also find rotating art exhibitions covering the walls that are lovely to look at as you drink your coffee and relax into the music.
Cute name aside, Llama Loyd is easily one of the best coffee shops in Gothenburg for those in search of a modern, laid-back atmosphere. The space is open and inviting while still maintaining to feel cosy and intimate. Arriving by bike? They’ll give you a 10% discount for doing so.
When you’re travelling, the idea is to engage in unique experiences you don’t have a chance to indulge in back home. Café Sirius is one such experience. It’s deemed a special kind of “geek” cafe that’s sci-fi themed and filled with delightfully engaging board games. Stop by to play a game or cosy into a corner with a good Swedish book.
This Gothenburg cafe and bakery is more on the traditional side, if that’s what you’re looking for. And, trust us, you’re going to want to be looking for the sweet, tantalising treats they serve here. They’ve got Cortina Cake and even salads and sandwiches you can treat yourself to as you enjoy your coffee.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the OG classic. Specialty coffee in Gothenburg was born from da Matteo, which opened in 1995. You’ll find a few locations peppered throughout the city, each one serving freshly-roasted beans and freshly-baked pastries.