Bread, Pastry and Coffee in Sweden


Sweetness is a prominent characteristic of Swedish bread, although unsweetened types are available in most stores. If you want to spread something typically Swedish on a slice of bread, which is a soft whey-cheese from the north of Sweden. It is quite sweet, too!


When it comes to drinking coffee, Swedes rank second in the world (per capita, of course).

People usually drink coffee for breakfast, after lunch or during the highly esteemed coffee breaks, but there are also special coffee parties (kafferep).

If you are invited to one, you can expect to find at least seven sorts of home-made buns and cakes, a kind of minimum amount according to Swedish housewives´standards.