Fika is Swedish for ‘coffee break’, but in Sweden it’s much more than that.
Fika is a ritual, a state of mind and an attitude. This tradition is an important part of Swedish culture. All Swedes consider it important to make time to stop, socialise and take a break for a coffee, and a little something to eat.
Bo & Louise are our local ‘fika experts’ and the Swedish owners of the Swedish Tarts cafes. Known as an Adelaide institution, Glenelg now has it’s very own located just off Jetty Road on Nile Street.
Of course their tarts are legendary, but the team also offer amazing all-day breakfast and lunch with a distinctly Swedish flair. Louise is a pastry chef and everything from the cakes to the flatbread are lovingly crafted from scratch, made fresh daily.
THINGS TO TRY
Bo recommends some tasty Swedish treats to try…
SWEDISH FLATBREAD $18 House-made flatbread, smoked salmon, spinach, aioli, capers, red onion & dill
MEATBALL SANDWICH $17 Rye bread, Swedish meatballs, cucumber, mixed greens, beetroot salad & sticky balsamic
GLOGG $5.50 hot spiced blackcurrant tea with ginger & cinnamon
Bo & Louise renovated the new Glenelg store themselves adding their favourite finds and Swedish design touches throughout the space. They laid tiles, added quirky pieces and created a space that is welcoming and perfect for a casual catch up with friends.
Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like a bowl of coffee? The team have delivered, offering a $6.00 bowl of coffee heaven. Using their Signature 1645 roast and four shots of the best, this one is for caffeine lovers everywhere.
A CAKE FIT FOR A PRINCESS
Soft layers of sponge, strawberry jam and whipped cream all topped with green marzipan makes the Swedish Princess Cake world famous. Fika here we come!
Swedish Tarts now open at 11 Nile Street, Glenelg.
7 am – 4 pm Mon – Sun