This is a scheduled post as I am currently in Lisbon, Portugal (photos coming soon) about another Meet Me At cafe. I first visited this cafe last March when Ida and I first met and loved Petite France. Now that the weather is warmer, I thought it was about time to write a post reviewing it. Scroll down for more.
Petite France is a French coffee shop in Kungsholmen near Norrmälarstrand with a wide range of desserts, seating options and coffee. The cafe has about five different areas to sit, two outside, three inside so that you're sure to get a spot. Expect yourself to be transported to a little cafe in Madeleine, Paris; where the baristas are French and are speaking the language fluently to the many chic customers.
Who would I bring here: A chic friend or two to drink a cappuccino with in the outdoor seating area; enjoying the sunshine.
The crowd: Local couples with their kids, Fashionable Frenchies and (if you're lucky), a dude watching boxing without headphones at the table right next to you.
Coffee: Petite France's coffee, although not overly roasted and with a nice flavour, does not deliver any sort of impact. I don't know how to explain it but their coffee is bitter but the taste doesn't really appear until a few seconds after you taste it which is kind of a letdown. However, I will still be ordering coffee from Petite France so it isn't a deal breaker. Tip: their soy latte tastes better than their regular cappuccino; I don't know how. A 6.5/10.
Sweets: Petite France really stands out because of their pastries and desserts. Since it is a French cafe, they offer an incredible range of patisserie style items. I recommend you all try their cardamom and vanilla bun as well as their raspberry and vanilla tart. Amazing.
Location and hours: Johan Ericssonsgatan 6, 112 22 Stockholm. A ten minute walk from Fridhemsplan tube station. They're open: Monday: 07-18, Saturday and Sunday: 07-17.
All in all, Petite France is one of my favourite cafes with good food, reasonable prices, plenty of room and a comfortable atmosphere. As the weather gets warmer, I will definitely be heading back more and more often. A 9/10.