When the man who has been responsible for the desserts at the Nobel banquets opens a café, you can expect it to be something special. Xoko is like nothing else in the city. It has a futuristic white interior illuminated by glowing lights that gradually change colour, making it look like the sort of place Stanley Kubrick would have opened if he had gone into catering.
The menu is built around the excellent desserts, though there are also sandwiches and other light meals. Here even traditional cakes are given a modern twist. On a classic princesstårta, for instance, the raspberries sit on top of the marzipan; at Xoko, they seemed to be bursting through it. Because Xoko is open late, is located on one of the busiest restaurant rows in the city, and has a licence to serve alcohol, many people dine nearby, then come here for dessert. No matter when you visit, it’s always a treat.