Category Archives: Fika

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Fettisdagen equals Semla

Fettisdagen, also known as Fat Tuesday, is the Swedish name given to the day preceding Ashes Wednesday. This day is the equivalent of Pancake Day or Carnival, and according to tradition, this is the last day that people is allowed … Continue reading

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Fika adventures comeback: Storken

Hej allihopa! Lately I haven’t been able to blog much about fika places in Uppsala, but now I come back with a new café called Storken, conveniently located at the center of downtown Uppsala, at Stora Torget. If I could … Continue reading

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Lussekatt: the flavor of Swedish holidays

Lussekatt, the most Christmasy pastry in Sweden! In Sweden, there are several signs that will indicate that the winter holiday season is coming closer; Christmas lights everywhere, tomte, julmust, and of course, in the fika department, the lussekatt. The lussekatt, … Continue reading

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Kanelbullens dag

Hej hej! Here I come with another small post about one of Sweden’s most important days. Am I talking about the King’s birthday? Midsummer? Or perhaps Christmas? Nay!!!! I’m of course talking about The Cinnamon Bun Day — better known … Continue reading

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Fika Adventures: The Broker- best fika at SLU

Next to the Veterinärmedicinskt och husdjursvetenskapligt centrum (or VHC for short), there is a small red-cabin-like building with a yellow sign that says, “The Broker Coffee Roastery.” This place –in my humble opinion— is the best café on campus, and … Continue reading

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What is Fika?

Hej hej! And welcome to my Fika Series! If you are planning on coming over to Sweden, there are a few words you should know beforehand: tack (thank you), lagom (enough), personnummer (personal number), and perhaps most importantly, FIKA. But … Continue reading

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