If you make it out to Hornstull on the western edge of Södermalm, it’s well worth squeezing in a quick visit to Vurma. This is a lovely, sunny café out by the Hornstull Street Market, which takes place every Sunday throughout summer.
The café’s eye-popping interior is decorated with chintzy ornaments of Jesus and Buddha, and is lit up by whacky wall coverings and floor tiles – there’s a lot for the eyes to take in, but somehow the design kind of works.
Meals here are given out-of-the-ordinary names like Bästis (best friend) and Pucko (idiot), and can be ordered either as sandwiches or as salads. The various choices are written on the walls in Swedish but staff should be able to help you translate.
The salads come with pasta or quinoa – or just naked if you prefer – and the sandwiches are made with bread from the chain’s own bakery (there are four Vurma cafés across Stockholm).
Our favourite time of day to come here is breakfast, when you can get a sandwich, coffee, muesli, an egg and some juice for less than 100 SEK. At other times the cinnamon buns are pretty tempting – but as an alternative, you might want to try the gluten-free bakery Friends of Adam, just a short walk away at Hornstulls Strand 13.
Bergsunds Strand 31
+46 866 909 60
Last updated: September 2014