Chokladkoppen & Kaffekoppen
These must surely be the most-photographed cafés in the city. Standing side-by-side on the main square of the Old Town in two enchanting buildings – one red, the other mustard yellow – these sibling cafés attract differing customers. Chokladkoppen is nominally gay, though you’d be hard pressed to guess that on days when school groups and pensioners crowd the tiny tables.
rnAs its name suggests, Chokladkoppen is famed for its hot chocolate, which is marvellous and served in a big bowl. In the winter, Kaffekoppen’s cellar is the perfect place for a cosy coffee. In the summer, both cafés set up outdoor tables that are always packed thanks to the prime location close to the Nobel Museum and overlooking the square. At both places the service can be wobbly, but the food and drinks are wonderful. The sandwiches and the chocolate cake, which comes with a dollop of cream, are particularly splendid.