WHAT IS A FIKA?
The closest you can describe a Swedish Fika in North American standards is by calling it a coffee break. But to Swedes, it so much more than that!
Every day, Swedes set aside a moment for quality time, usually with friends or colleagues, and grab some coffee, tea, a sandwich, and/or a sweet dish! You can fika in the morning, or sometimes in the afternoon, or many times both!
On sunny spring and summer days, it is best enjoyed outdoors. We listed many cafes and restaurants on this website where you can go and grab a fika just like a Swede!