Tabac is one of the more Continental cafés in the city, offering 22 different types of tapas as well as grilled baguettes, bruschetta, salads and assorted pasta dishes. Because it’s located close to Slussen, the point where you can cross from Gamla Stan to Södermalm, it’s a popular meeting place for friends.
Meanwhile, the weekday happy hour pulls in local workers as they leave their offices. There are plenty of bad cafés in Gamla Stan that aim to exploit visitors with substandard food and dismal service, many of them located just one block from Tabac on Västerlånggatan, the street along which most of the tourists meander. But Tabac remains a dependable, reliable choice that’s good at any time of the day or night.