When it comes to sweet treats, Uppsala has you covered. Let the city’s best bakeries tempt you with a tour of regional delicacies, from light almond pastries to liqueur-laced cookie rolls.

With a thriving student population. Uppsala is chock full of back street bakery cafes serving up all manner of sugary goodness. The city may be famous for its cathedral, but it’s chock full of sweet treats that are downright sinful! From tiny coffee shops hidden off the beaten track to well-known central spots near our Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala, you’ll rarely be from a sugar fix. Check out these top picks to explore Uppsala’s most enticing bakeries.

Restful riverside treats

Known for fresh, crusty loaves of sourdough bread and lavish cakes decked out with seasonal fruit, Guntherska Hovkonditoriet sits on the edge of the Fyris at Ostra Agatan 31. It’s one of Uppsala’s oldest bakeries, but don’t be fooled – it’s no outdated institution. As one of the city’s best cafes, it gets especially busy around lunch, so drop by before or after the rush to snag an outdoor table. On a hot summer’s day, indulge in a few scoops from the extensive ice cream selection. If you’re planning to take your coffee to go and wander along the river banks, why not pick up a kanelbulle, the cinnamon pastry most loved by locals? 

Try a traditional fika

Café Linné Hörnan gets its relaxed, bohemian atmosphere from the worn leather armchairs tucked into dark, intimate corners. You’ll find it at Svartbäcksgatan 22, a quiet corner with a breezy outdoor area. The cafe is a magnet for local students, catering to savoury tastes as well as sweet with its excellent lunch menu. Try the generous baked potatoes – served with a light dill mayonnaise and simple salad – or the fresh, fragrant seafood soup. It’s an ideal spot to sample the Swedish ritual of fika, a laid back, coffee-fuelled answer to the English tradition of afternoon tea. The cafe’s crunchy biscotti are the perfect accompaniment to any selection from their certified fairtrade coffee list. Once you sink into the vintage-style seating with a slice of homemade chocolate cake and a latte, you might never feel the urge to get up again.

A bakery for bibliophiles

Tucked away in the local library on Svartbäcksgatan 17, Café Kardemumma offers a sweet escape from the hustle and bustle. Despite its location in the centre of town, this is a quiet spot – but it does get busier during the summer months, when its charming courtyard becomes a haven for students and sun-seekers. With a focus on organic and fairtrade produce, the cafe is best known for its stone-baked sourdough bread and pies – though you might struggle to keep your hands off the homemade patisserie selection, particularly the decadent cream-filled buns.