Coffee Guide Malmö
Here you come, Sweden, where coffee is certainly more important to drink than water. Swedes, with drinking mind-blowing amounts of coffee keep their country on the top of coffee consuming nations in the world, based on per capita consumption. Many Swedes take their coffee seriously, indeed, to the point where it is not only a beverage, but a way of life. Although coffee can certainly be enjoyed in the comfort of one's home, coffee is for sure the most important part of a social interaction. In cities like Stockholm, coffee shops, cafés, chains and independent locations alike, can be found in abundance. Similarly here in Malmö, so let’s get a tour through Malmö’s best coffee places that cannot be missed.
Welcome to the café that takes coffee seriously. Located along the canal, this place is special and will be truly appreciated by serious coffee lovers. Solde has been selling and roasting its own coffee since 2006, supplying another cafés and bakeries in the city. You may buy their coffee beans and get it grounded on the spot if you wish.
Solde is open all year around, they never closed for a holiday break. They open early, 7:15, so you have time to pick up your coffee kick on your way to work. They close half past six, so there is a chance to get another one on your way home, too.
You can enjoy limited selection of cakes and sandwiches. This urban café, with busy Regementsgatan right outside might be not ideal for sunny days, but you can always ask for take-away and sit on the other side of the canal. The steps there are perfect for relaxing in the city.
Mon– Frid: 07:15–18
The oldest café in Malmö is still one of the most popular for a reason. Located in a building from 17th century, they are roasting here their own specialty coffee beans sustainably sourced from Indonesia, Guatemala, Brazil, and Peru. You happen to sit just off Malmö’s main square, Lilla Torg, where the old charming building houses are to witness. Lilla Kafferosteriet itself has a cosy feel of its former life. There’s an atmospheric courtyard at the back where you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere to the fullest.
I highly recommend to ask the baristas to advise you on your coffee choice, as the menu is extensive. There are the usual espresso drinks such as cortados, flat whites and macchiatos, but also refillable filter coffees, nitro cold brews and guest blends. Wanna turn your coffee into something even more special? Then aperitif with coffee brown ale from a local brewery, Nordic tonic water with coffee, or twisted martini made with cognac, orange and coffee are here to be offered.
For your own good, make sure you binge on a cinnamon or cardamom bun from popular local bakery, St Jakob’s Stenugnsbageri. Yum!
Skilled baristas can be certainly found in cafés around St. Knuts Torg, but if you want a break from creamy lattes, head for newcomer Uggla, which is known for brewing the best ‘snutkaffe’ in town. Old-fashioned filter coffee, just like the Nordic noir ‘snutar’ (cops) drink but fresh, hot and really, really good. Must try, believe me!
Small, hidden café on one of the quiet streets of St. Knuts Torg area. Probably would not find if it wouldn’t be recommended to me. Anyhow, I am really happy I got to try coffee in Café no. 6. Got a classic black brew coffee and it was exactly to my taste. Their menu is generous, plenty to choose from, such as classic espresso option up to cold drip latte and cold drip coffee. As usual cakes for morning, afternoon or evening fika could not be missing. I loved the outside yard area where you can recharge with that feeling of being in your own garden. Amazing!
Sat & Sun: 10-17
This café is located on a cozy little backstreet to already mentioned Lilla Torg. It is leafy and peaceful. Noir does not have a lot of indoor seats, but they do have a bigger open-air café, with classical French-style café chairs and tables. I like sitting both indoors, because the wall is one big window, and outdoors, because it is almost always possible to find some shadow, or sun or wrap yourself in a white fleece blanket.
Here they also take coffee seriously. It is one of the reasons it is called Noir Kaffekultur (Coffee Culture). The coffee is brewed with coffee beans from LOVE Coffee Roasters in Lund. This place aim for organic and local produce. Like the drink Lina's and her bees, or the stylish soda from Naturfrisk in Denmark. You may drink them only because their labels are so pretty. The pastries are made on the spot and change depending on the season.