When I was in Lund for the first time, I passed by St: Jakobs Stenugnsbageri. It was February and it had snowed in the morning. In one of the cozy streets I saw a line of people queuing. This had to be something special, I thought. The name of the bakery/coffee house immediately rang a bell when I was back in Lund a few months later and was meeting up for fika at this place. Maybe I even made a small jump of joy at the prospect. I would soon know why Lund inhabitants were so enthusiastic about this place.
Favourite fika spot in Lund
We were lucky. The queue was not so long during the summer months (Lund is a university town). We ordered coffee and hot chocolate and kardemummabulle. My companion immediately took some to take home as well. When I took a bite of my kardemummabulle I knew why it was often so busy at St: Jakobs Stenugnsbageri, and why she had bought the extra’s. This was fika at its best: in an authentic interior (who says coffee bars all have to look over-hip?!), with authentic, tasty products.
The hot chocolate was made with real chocolate. No powder that they dissolve in water or milk, but the real thing! Who orders a coffee can take a free påtår (a second time). It was just super cozy to sit here and suddenly I felt ‘väldigt svensk’. A hotspot to remember and definitely to come back again!