Älskade Traditioner is a cute cafe in sofo with a retro interior comprised of antique furniture, old movie posters, a strong pop art/50's colour scheme along with an adorable mint green jukebox in one corner.
Who would I bring here: Some of my friends have labelled this to be the local hangout for the art students so I guess I'd bring my fellow artsies here!
The crowd: We went to Älskade Traditioner in the morning on a weekday so there weren't too many people there. A group of friends chatting over breakfast, a few people working on their computers and a mother with her child in a stroller. I suspect that at peak hours, this adorable place is crowded with locals and hipsters alike.
Coffee: Their iced latte is lovely! Just as I was taking my first sip and thought it to be a little too milky, a waitress and/or owner came out with a shot of espresso in a little jug; saying that everyone likes their coffee a little differently and that I could now make it as strong as I wanted. So lovely, 9.5/10.
Sweets: Älskade Traditioner has a counter stocked with blueberry pie, raspberry pie, cherry pie, brownies, doughnuts, biscuits and chocolate balls. So much to choose from. Not to mention that it is very affordable for such a trendy place!
Location and hours: An eight minute walk from the Skanstull tube station. They're open Monday to Sunday: 09-18.
All in all, a cute retro cafe with outdoor seating in the summer and plenty of cosy colourful armchairs for the cooler weather. The coffee is great, there are plenty of options for a sweet treat (including their extensive menu). All in all, an 8.5/10.