Among the alternative establishments of Skånegatan nestles 7 Knop, which is decidely conventional in comparison with the yoga studios, juice bars and second-hand clothes shops nearby. Touches of south Stockholm’s rejection of all things establishment are present, as well as the clientele, most of whom sit back on cushions with their feet up on the nearest available chair.
Set down from the street, the interior is nautical in design: whitewashed walls and large white cushions embellish simple benches furnished with blue striped cushions. Any noble intention to sample only an organic smoothie is soon forgotten when the tempting tit-bits on the counter catch your eye.
The mood is so chilled that you can easily while away a couple of hours here listening to a little soul or funk, whether you eat or not. 7 Knop stays open late into the evening but the café atmosphere lingers, so unless you have a night-time craving for a slice of chocolate cake it would be more sensible to use this as a strictly daytime hang-out.