Paid partnership with Malmö Town, all words and pictures are my own
When you visit a new city for a couple of days it’s very exciting, but it can also be a little overwhelming, especially when you don’t no anyone who lives there and you’re relying on tourist guides. The good news is, in Malmö you know me! And I’d REALLY like to make sure that if you ever visit, you have the best time! In the past I’ve posted winter and summer guides, but today I’d like to share 15 of my favourite local hangouts. 

The cafes, bars, restaurant and even a small theatre in this list, are places I regularly go to and more often than not, know the owners on a first name basis. They are just a small selection of the independent, small businesses that make Sweden’s third largest city such a special, unique and relaxed place – a city I am proud to call home! I hope you’ll visit some of these on your next trip to Malmö, I promise it’ll make your time here even more enjoyable! 

Let’s start with some of my favourite morning hangouts. 

1. Leve bakery


We often stop by at this wonderful plant-based bakery for Leve’s version of  Swedish sweet treats such as ‘dammsugare’, cinnamon buns and chocolate balls – and in this occasion ‘pepparkaka’ (gingerbread biscuits). Ask for the day’s speciality (they are always experimenting with exciting new recipes). And don’t miss Fredagsmunk (the Friday doughnuts), they are an institution in Malmö! 

2. Patisseriedavid

Nestled in the corner of Malmö’s historical St Gertrud quarter in the heart of Malmö, you’ll find Patisseriedavid, a French patisserie run by well-known pastry chef and baker David Fernandes. If you’re feeling a bit ‘cinnamon bunned’ out, head hear for absolutely declines French pastries that look almost too good to eat!

3. Solde
This discreet cafe is easy to miss unless you know about it! Selling arguably the best coffee in town, enjoy your cup at the Solde bar and chat to the friendly barista or take a seat on the bench beside other Malmoeites. Oh, and don’t leave without a buying bag of coffee beans from the Solde in-house roastery!

4. Noir Vin & Kaffekultur

Located just off picturesque Lilla Torg, ‘Noir Wine and Cafe Culture‘ is a great meeting place. I love to go in the morning on my way to work (nothing beats a simple coffee and croissant on the street side terrace, watching the people of Malmö go past – or at the weekends with my girls. It’s also a great place for a glass of their ecological wine at the end of a long day! 

5. Miloii

Just up the street, you’ll find Miloii, one of my favourite clothing and interior boutiques. Although busy, Lena is always friendly and helpful – and when time and the weather permits, we’ll grab a quick coffee on the bench outside for a chat. 
6. Ruths
Formerly named Bastard, Ruths serves one of the best brunches in town. It’s also great for a fika (coffee and cake), lunch and supper. There’s always the option of picking up some great locally produced supplies in the deli section on your way out too! 
7. Bise

Relatively new on the block, Bise prides itself on being ‘intimate, familiar and international’. It’s packed with locals at lunchtime who come here to tuck into the day’s special – and transforms into a popular wine and cocktail bar by night.  
8. Nostra 

Opposite Triangeln shopping centre you’ll find Nostra, owned by mother and daughter tea  Gaalas and Soma. The interior has a relaxed, minimalist, Scandinavian vibe. Enjoy great sandwiches and a soup of the week or visit at the weekend for the all-day brunch. Order a cappuccino made from their own exclusively roasted beans, it’s delicious! 

9. Marvin
A new kid on the block, Marvin on Davidshallstorg is where I go for my English pie fix – with other British friends (after all, you can take a girl out of England, but you can’t take England out of the girl!)! Experienced British chef Matthew Young creates the most delicious and beautifully presented pies (think chicken and leek, steak and ale  mushroom and Parmesan etc) and other English classics such as scotch eggs a small, cosy and minimalistic setting. Needless to say, it quickly fills up at lunchtime so get there early.  
10. AB Småland
I simply wouldn’t allow anyone to visit Malmö without a wander in the green lifestyle store AB Småland. It has everything: beautiful second hand and vintage interior items, a cafe and restaurant and lots of events (hence why it’s made my hangout list!). 

11. Pivo

Nestled on a corner near Stor Torget, Pivo serves Czech food (tuck into their gulasch soup!) and beer in a cosy bar, which overflows onto the street in warmer weather. 
12. Victoria Teatern

Victoria Theater is a favourite among locals and touring bands – and to a month or two go by without Per and I booking a ticket for a gig.  Keep an eye on the events calendar to see which bands will be in town and make sure you book a small table so you can bring your own picnic. The atmosphere is cosy, understated and relaxed. 
13. Julie

If I’m meeting a friend, I’ll often head to the relaxed, yet award winning Julie -a small wine bar in the old town for a catch up over a glass or three of wine and their delicious oven baked mont d’or cheese – made for dipping! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! 

14. Aster 
Tucked away in an industrial area not far from the central station, Aster is one of my go-to restaurants for a celebration or bigger gatherings. The in-season dishes are delicious, the service is great and there’s always a lively crowd. Book in advance, and don’t miss their cocktails!  

15. L’énotica

And finally, Per and my favourite wine bar – L’énotica. The friendly cosy, candlelit bar, just off pretty Lilla Torg offers an assortment of over 300 different types of wine which have been carefully selected from small, independent winemakers who work sustainably, ecologically and with great care for the environment. Tell the friendly staff the type of aroma and taste you like, and they will guide you through a mini tasting until you find just the wine for you! 

A bonus hangout: something you shouldn’t miss if you are in Malmö: a falafel! Everyone has their go-to place and mine is ‘Super Falafel’ (I always opt for ‘everything’ with mixed sauce, sometimes a little feta cheese too!). You’ll find places serving falafel all over town, it’s a great, inexpensive way to refuel! 
I hope this list of my favourite local hangouts proves useful on your next visit to Malmö! I always think it’s nice to have some insider tips so you can find the places you might not discover otherwise. 
You might also like to see some of my other Malmö guides including: 
Would you like to peek inside a few Malmö homes too? Here are a few I’ve featured recently: 
Malin’s atmospheric family home (we’re actually meeting for lunch today – her home is even more beautiful in real life!)
Right friends, that’s it from me this week. I think I might just head to one of the above places tonight. I hope you’ve got some fun plans too!
See you Monday!
Niki
A big thank you to my partner in crime Sarah Wilson. daughter Allie and Per for helping me capture my favourite local haunts! 

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Paid partnership with Malmö Town, all words and pictures are my own
When you visit a new city for a couple of days it’s very exciting, but it can also be a little overwhelming, especially when you don’t no anyone who lives there and you’re relying on tourist guides. The good news is, in Malmö you know me! And I’d REALLY like to make sure that if you ever visit, you have the best time! In the past I’ve posted winter and summer guides, but today I’d like to share 15 of my favourite local hangouts. 

The cafes, bars, restaurant and even a small theatre in this list, are places I regularly go to and more often than not, know the owners on a first name basis. They are just a small selection of the independent, small businesses that make Sweden’s third largest city such a special, unique and relaxed place – a city I am proud to call home! I hope you’ll visit some of these on your next trip to Malmö, I promise it’ll make your time here even more enjoyable! 

Let’s start with some of my favourite morning hangouts. 

1. Leve bakery


We often stop by at this wonderful plant-based bakery for Leve’s version of  Swedish sweet treats such as ‘dammsugare’, cinnamon buns and chocolate balls – and in this occasion ‘pepparkaka’ (gingerbread biscuits). Ask for the day’s speciality (they are always experimenting with exciting new recipes). And don’t miss Fredagsmunk (the Friday doughnuts), they are an institution in Malmö! 

2. Patisseriedavid

Nestled in the corner of Malmö’s historical St Gertrud quarter in the heart of Malmö, you’ll find Patisseriedavid, a French patisserie run by well-known pastry chef and baker David Fernandes. If you’re feeling a bit ‘cinnamon bunned’ out, head hear for absolutely declines French pastries that look almost too good to eat!

3. Solde
This discreet cafe is easy to miss unless you know about it! Selling arguably the best coffee in town, enjoy your cup at the Solde bar and chat to the friendly barista or take a seat on the bench beside other Malmoeites. Oh, and don’t leave without a buying bag of coffee beans from the Solde in-house roastery!

4. Noir Vin & Kaffekultur

Located just off picturesque Lilla Torg, ‘Noir Wine and Cafe Culture‘ is a great meeting place. I love to go in the morning on my way to work (nothing beats a simple coffee and croissant on the street side terrace, watching the people of Malmö go past – or at the weekends with my girls. It’s also a great place for a glass of their ecological wine at the end of a long day! 

5. Miloii

Just up the street, you’ll find Miloii, one of my favourite clothing and interior boutiques. Although busy, Lena is always friendly and helpful – and when time and the weather permits, we’ll grab a quick coffee on the bench outside for a chat. 
6. Ruths
Formerly named Bastard, Ruths serves one of the best brunches in town. It’s also great for a fika (coffee and cake), lunch and supper. There’s always the option of picking up some great locally produced supplies in the deli section on your way out too! 
7. Bise

Relatively new on the block, Bise prides itself on being ‘intimate, familiar and international’. It’s packed with locals at lunchtime who come here to tuck into the day’s special – and transforms into a popular wine and cocktail bar by night.  
8. Nostra 

Opposite Triangeln shopping centre you’ll find Nostra, owned by mother and daughter tea  Gaalas and Soma. The interior has a relaxed, minimalist, Scandinavian vibe. Enjoy great sandwiches and a soup of the week or visit at the weekend for the all-day brunch. Order a cappuccino made from their own exclusively roasted beans, it’s delicious! 

9. Marvin
A new kid on the block, Marvin on Davidshallstorg is where I go for my English pie fix – with other British friends (after all, you can take a girl out of England, but you can’t take England out of the girl!)! Experienced British chef Matthew Young creates the most delicious and beautifully presented pies (think chicken and leek, steak and ale  mushroom and Parmesan etc) and other English classics such as scotch eggs a small, cosy and minimalistic setting. Needless to say, it quickly fills up at lunchtime so get there early.  
10. AB Småland
I simply wouldn’t allow anyone to visit Malmö without a wander in the green lifestyle store AB Småland. It has everything: beautiful second hand and vintage interior items, a cafe and restaurant and lots of events (hence why it’s made my hangout list!). 

11. Pivo

Nestled on a corner near Stor Torget, Pivo serves Czech food (tuck into their gulasch soup!) and beer in a cosy bar, which overflows onto the street in warmer weather. 
12. Victoria Teatern

Victoria Theater is a favourite among locals and touring bands – and to a month or two go by without Per and I booking a ticket for a gig.  Keep an eye on the events calendar to see which bands will be in town and make sure you book a small table so you can bring your own picnic. The atmosphere is cosy, understated and relaxed. 
13. Julie

If I’m meeting a friend, I’ll often head to the relaxed, yet award winning Julie -a small wine bar in the old town for a catch up over a glass or three of wine and their delicious oven baked mont d’or cheese – made for dipping! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! 

14. Aster 
Tucked away in an industrial area not far from the central station, Aster is one of my go-to restaurants for a celebration or bigger gatherings. The in-season dishes are delicious, the service is great and there’s always a lively crowd. Book in advance, and don’t miss their cocktails!  

15. L’énotica

And finally, Per and my favourite wine bar – L’énotica. The friendly cosy, candlelit bar, just off pretty Lilla Torg offers an assortment of over 300 different types of wine which have been carefully selected from small, independent winemakers who work sustainably, ecologically and with great care for the environment. Tell the friendly staff the type of aroma and taste you like, and they will guide you through a mini tasting until you find just the wine for you! 

A bonus hangout: something you shouldn’t miss if you are in Malmö: a falafel! Everyone has their go-to place and mine is ‘Super Falafel’ (I always opt for ‘everything’ with mixed sauce, sometimes a little feta cheese too!). You’ll find places serving falafel all over town, it’s a great, inexpensive way to refuel! 
I hope this list of my favourite local hangouts proves useful on your next visit to Malmö! I always think it’s nice to have some insider tips so you can find the places you might not discover otherwise. 
You might also like to see some of my other Malmö guides including: 
Would you like to peek inside a few Malmö homes too? Here are a few I’ve featured recently: 
Malin’s atmospheric family home (we’re actually meeting for lunch today – her home is even more beautiful in real life!)
Right friends, that’s it from me this week. I think I might just head to one of the above places tonight. I hope you’ve got some fun plans too!
See you Monday!
Niki
A big thank you to my partner in crime Sarah Wilson. daughter Allie and Per for helping me capture my favourite local haunts!