THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MALMÖ
Easy peasy, listing pretty much everything going on in Malmö!
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Malmö's favourite coffee roastery has a coffee bar. Get next to chatting regulars and start your day with a handmade croissant and coffee. Smoothest cappuccino experience so far.
Lilla Kafferosteriet (Baltzargatan)
Stands for freshly brewed coffee from their own roastery. Knowledge and passion for the popular beans makes this café a favourite. Try their chocolaty Kolaruta with your cup of coffee. Now open for a late night cup or a glass of wine.
Djäkne Kaffebar (Caroli)
All white, hip and local. Organized working space with memberships, promising lots of coffee.
Noir Kaffekultur (Lilla Torg)
Behind Malmös popular square you'll find a petite coffee shop with fresh sandwiches, cakes and pastries. I go here for a good cup of coffee, croissants, newspaper and catching some D-vitamins during spring and summer.
Garden Café in the beautiful park close to the museum.
Kafé Kungsgatan (Lugnet)
Massive mugs of coffee and brunches in a romantic, pale baroquian interior that makes you wanna chat with your friends for hours.
Lotta Love Superfood Bar (Davidshall)
My constant crave for their Acai bowl makes me come back again and again. Why haven't you been here yet? Dedicated to organic, vegan and super foods.
Kafé Agnez (Gamla Västern)
This eco-café has a romantic and green backyard during the warmer part of the year. Which means they are closed during the winter. All organic and vegan.
Kaffebaren på Möllan
At the corner of this lively sqaure you'll find Malmös celebrated coffee bar. White tiles, misty windows and a great mezzo.
This cute little neigbourhood café is the perfect extended living room, where you wanna spend hours having breakfast, lunch and eventually a good coffee and something sweet.
Uggla Kaffebar (St: Knuts Torg)
Cute coffee bar at the sunniest square in Malmö. Get your coffee fix accompanied by some home baked goods.
Bar Italia (Västra Hamnen)
Italian homemade ice cream by the sea in the modern city quarter called Bo01. Get a sweet scoop and enjoy the sun beams at the wooden deck outside.
Café Element (Rörsjöstaden)
At the corner of the green avenue you'll find friendly Café Element. No matter if you're up for breakfast, lunch, coffee or a glass of wine, the charming owners will win you over in an instant. Before you know it, this will become your favourite place to hang out.
Östra Kaffebaren (Värnhem)
Small coffee bar with great coffee just at the end of Rörsjöparken.
Lilla Glassfabriken (Davidshall)
Real gem during the warmer days in Malmö. You know you're at the right place when the whole ice cream shop is full and people sitting right outside to enjoy their fast melting friends.
Green & Yellow Juicebar (Triangeln)
Tired of coffee and sweets? Get a fresh juice instead. This small little juice bar has amazing juices with texture and flavor instead of ice and apples.
AB Småland (Gågatan)
The green café inside this Scandinavian interior and living store is packed up with plants and a good chocolaty mud cake more known as "kladdkaka" in Swedish.
Dolce Sicilia (Drottningtorget)
Sicilian ice cream with one of the best spots for a nice sugar rush in the sun during summer.
Small, warm and with a nice vegan brunch and other "fika" material.
Kaka på kaka (Limhamn)
Homebaked goods in a cute café on the corner of Limhamn.
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Café number 6
Charming and classic.
This old tea room has
amazing cakes and
They are known and praised for their amazing passion fruit cake.
Saltimporten Canteen (Norra Hamnen)
Creative lunches for the flavour junkie. Best plate of lunch in town. Located a few minutes outside the centre but worth the extra walk/bike ride.
Bord 13 (Gamla Väster)
Honest, explosive and truly impressing dishes in a clean and very Scandinavian setting. Natural wines dominating the menu.
Dedicated to local goodness, Jörgen and his crew at Lyran serves an excellent menu. Variating with the seasons, they pick up the most wonderful flavors of our region and plate it.
SMAK Konsthallen (Triangeln)
Another great place for lunch. Have not been disappointed a single time and they keep aa high standard with flavor combinations and variated dishes. The fact that you can end your lunch with looking at an art exhibition next door or browse thru the book shop, doesn't make this place any worse.
Bastard (Gamla Väster)
Crowded and hip. During the weekends the open kitchen is on fire and the bar packed. Book a table in advance and enjoy a full evening with on-spot dishes and a glass of good wine.
Pink Head Noodle Bar (Saluhallen)
Wade Brown and his excellent Asian noodles is currently my favorite when I crave spicy. Inside the newly built Saluhall, Wade is putting together bowls of goodness.
Mat- och chokladstudion (Betaniaplan)
Pastry shop by Joel Lindqvist now serving up crazy quality lunches in the little studio. Not to miss.
Julie (Gamla Västern)
Perfect hangout with quality cheeses, charcuterie, rotisserie and a great selection of natural wines. Open all week.
Hedvigsdal (Malmö Saluhall)
When one of Malmös best bakeries open a Pizzeria, it can only be good. Wood oven fired sourdough pizzas with creative toppings.
B.A.R krog & vinbar (Davidshall)
Former chefs of Noma opened up a relaxed bistro in Malmö, focusing on environmental and fresh produce combined with natural wines. Well balanced dishes and flavours throughout the menu.
Soi 29 (Möllan)
New Thai in town! Soi 29 has combined the Scandinavian modernity with Thai food full of authentic flavours. Fun dining with great service. Also serving lunch now!
Falafel and Burgers (Saluhallen)
Juicest burger in Malmö is to be found inside the Saluhall close to the central station. My favourite when the craving calls.
Casual Street Food (Möllan)
Freshly produced and local streetfood. Known for their tasty burgers and praised fish tacos. Their Casual burger is always a special treat for your curious tastebuds.
Warm and welcoming. Another open kitchen that makes you feel like visiting friends and you're hanging out in the living-room. Kv. Åkern focuses and does the vegetables good. Dishes and flavors are familiar, just like the atmosphere.
Spoonery (Slottstaden, Limhamn & St. Knut)
Lunch with a spoon. Flavorful stews and dishes served with sourdough bread and a smile.
Magic Plant Kitchen (Davidshall)
Another lunch gem in Malmö that serves food until 18.00 every day. Fresh, clean and tasty.
Raw Food House (Triangeln)
Cold, cooked at low temperature and every dish is a real bomb of flavours. The flavours compensates the temperature well and your lunch instantly gets very creative.
Creative sandwiches with even cleverer names to go with them. "Call me Kål" and "Seså, Sesam" are some of the well-topped, but not-so-classical sandwiches that can be matched with potato fries for your lunch-fix.
Västergatan (Gamla Väster)
One of those intimate restaurants serving 4 course dinners reflecting the season and the landscape. Sadly the service doesn't meet up with the good plates served.
Nordic Street Food (Moving)
One of the first Food trucks in the city. With amazing seasonal products they magically make amazing Nordic street food. Stationed at the Central Station and around on wheels.
Novel (Västra Hamnen)
Sophisticated lunch restaurant close to the sea. Popular place for offices around and business lunches. Well cooked and with a huge salad buffet.
Named suitable since it offers the best atmosphere in Malmö. Quiet and warm vibe. Classics served in tapas size, amazing wines and service.
Pizza Dal Sud (Möllan)
Inside Mitt Möllan you can have Malmös best pizzas. Digestible dough with a lot of flavor and the perfect chewiness and one hell of a tomato sauce. Overall, a wonderful Italian lunch.
Di Penco (Hästhagen)
In a corner of a huge green park, in the basement of a family owned restaurant you can have daily home made pasta in different shapes and in tasty sauces. One of the few places in Malmö that serves decent Italian pasta.
Johan P (Lilla Torg)
Right at a side street of the buzzing square you'll find a french inspired fish restaurant. Great sea food plateaus, but avoid lunch hours, when it lacks the same quality. Slighly over-priced but ambient. Go for the atmosphere and or catch their After Work and grab some pinxtos along with a drink.
Dubbel Dubbel (Möllan)
Asian and hip. Known for their juicy dumplings, explosive flavours and few tables. Get a reservation and order in their set menus.
Celebrity chef Tareq Taylors Kockeriet offers cooking-lessons, events and great lunches. Now also open for dinner.
Lively, relaxed and spontaneous. Perfect place for a glass och cava and some pinxtos. Henrik Regnér has done it again. Interior, service and atmosphere, once again.
Kitchen & Table (Centralen)
Concept restaurant by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson serves great food with a view. Located on top of the new built Clarion Hotel, a stones throw away from the main station. Only thing lacking is the service. Go for lunch or a drink in the bar by sunset.
Small restaurant focused on natural wines and small servings in true new Nordic style. Service is sadly absent and makes you as a guest feel somewhat unimportant.
Namu (Lilla Torg)
Jennie Walldéns place behind the touristic square is the first Korean restaurant in Malmö. Flavors from Korea meeting local produce. Scandinavian interior meeting Korean traditions. The place is something fresh on the gastronomic scene in Malmö, but not convincing.
Via Napoli (Ribergsborg)
This little cute Italian place with checked table cloth and all Italian staff serves homey food and the best wood oven baked pizza in town. Thick crust and all Napoli style.
Surf Schak (Gamla Västern)
Popular place during lunch hours for burger, fries and milkshakes. Has more healthy options along with veggie burgers. Sadly lacks the same quality during rush hours and with a meat burger that is neither well composed nor with high quality meat. Go for the vegetarian option along with good fries and a milkshake.
Neither the sushi nor the food is the main attraction at Kagami. Here you come for a chic night out with great cocktails in a cool setting.
Great place for your lunch-fix. Big bowl of either your own mix and add-ons or the weekly miso soup.
Lemongrass (Gamla Väster)
Overrated, asian and pretty boring food.
Saiko (St Knut)
Have you heard of sushi from Skåne? At Saiko everything is a bit twisted, regional and with a lot of creativity. Flavors aren't spot on but invites to a fun and different sushi experience in Malmö.
Well known chef Alexander Sjögren opened up his restaurant on a fancy corner of Malmö and decided to only be open Monday to Friday. Stepping away from de traditional a la carte menu and serving small dishes. Sadly not yet balanced nor interesting enough, service alike.
When a crazy pizza-loving couple open up a restaurant, its hardly going to be bad. Handcrafted, fresh and honest.
New hang out on a favourite corner of Malmö. Natural wine bar with a short but well made menu. Service is rather unattentive and with a lack of feeling for the guests.
Real french bistro in the middle of Malmö. Small restaurant with well cooked classics and a great steak tartare. Sadly service is not close to the quality of the simplistic food.
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Drink & Dance
Laid back and the perfect place if you're looking for an extended livingroom with a great selection of wines to go with your friends.
At the corner of Stortorget you can grab a table, order some Italian wine and porchetta at the bar and hang out with friends. As simple as that.
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Pecorino Wine Bar
Bread & Deli's
Bageri Leve (Triangeln)
Best bread in the city you'll find at the Gourmet Boulevard. Bakers Martin and Didrik does breads and pastries out of this world. Opens up a little later, but has freshly baked goods for dinner. Amazing pastries and delicious pain au chocolates.
Möllans Ost (Möllevångstorget and Saluhallen)
Favourite cheese store in Malmö. The welcoming smell of lovely cheeses welcomes you at the first step into this corner shop at the buzzing square of Möllan.
Osthuset (Lilla Torg)
Cute cheese shop at the corner of the touristic Little Square. One of Malmö's oldest cheese stores, still living up to quality after a 100 (!) years on the same location.
Söderberg & Sara (St. Knuts Torg)
Sourdough- and levain breads in all shapes with a side of crispy and sweet pastries. The city's best Cardamom buns.
Ola & Ko (Triangeln)
Dedicated to meats and local delicacies. Small shop along the Gourmet Boulevard in Malmö, packed with only honest produce, presented with a smile by the friendly owner.
Ost & Vänner (Triangeln)
With passion for cheese, Ost & Vänner displays a small selection of cheeses and good things to accompany our creamy friends with.
Mat- och chokladstudion (Amiralsgatan)
Talked about pastry chef (and winner of the Swedish show "Dessertmästarna" 2015) Joel Lindqvist opened up his very own studio. Sign up on a pastry course or just swing by and grab some delicious all organic bites.
Small corner shop with this seasons best produce from local farmers. Roots, veggies and fruits on display.
Bagaren & Bonden (Värnhem)
One of Malmö's cutest bakeries. With the baker folding breads, lacing cinnamon buns right next to the counter filled with the baked goods. Take a pause in the window seat and enjoy the handcraft.
With stores a bit all over the city this bakery actually is not best at bread, but their amazing nutty squares and cardamom buns.
St Jakobs Stenugnsbageri (Slottstaden & Saluhallen)
One of the best breads in town are found here. Their little café/shop is located in a calm neighborhood, a bit outside the centre. Or inside Malmö Saluhall. Grab your goodies and enjoy them in the nearest park or outside. Their saffron buns with cardamom take the price!
Malmstens Fisk & Kök (Malmö Saluhall)
Great fish and sea food deli inside Malmö Saluhall. Craving some right now? Get a seat next to the deli and enjoy fresh sea food with a glass of white wine.
Malmös first package free food store. The owner truly loves our little planet and does everything to make it easier for us to be more responsible of our environmental footprint.
Systrar och Bröder (Hästhagen)
Breakfast and bakery in the neighbourhood. Serving swedish breakfast just as it should taste. No oddities.
Patisserie David/St. Gertrud (Caroli)
French bakery in central Malmö. Have not fallen in love with any of their pastries but they compencate it with their baguettes.
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Olsson & Gerthel (Gamla Väster)
Scandinavian interior and goods. Malmös heaven for timeless style and decor.
Stockholm born brand focusing on consistency and well made fashion. The style is low key, raw and authentic Scandinavian.
Whyred (Lilla Torg)
Whyred is another Swedish brand that takes classical forms and puts them into contrast with excellent tailoring. Whyred has a bit of attitude, with all its simplicity.
Filippa K (Gågatan)
The art of sleek minimalism. Filippa K is a Swedish brand focusing on sustainability and quality, in timeless design.
&Other Stories (Hansa)
The Swedish mega concern H&Ms most hip store with the newest trends, for affordable prices.
Another H&M product. Selective minimalism with modern functionality.
Miloii (Gamla Väster)
This warm, personal and trendy store is always a treat to stroll into. The owner always welcomes you with a warm smile and offers the best service experience in Malmö. Selective Scandinavian clothes, accessories and interior at display.
Svenssons i Lammhult (Gågatan)
Scandinavian classics and modern furniture in the middle of the city.
Cool Scandinavian designers on feature with a mix of hip and well known brands.
Modernity meets scandi traditions. Small but strong slection of objects , furniture, lamps and parfumes. Wonderful service.
Sefr Sefr (Stortorget)
Tres Bien (Hästhagen)
Malmö Modern (Centralen)
AB Småland (Gågatan)
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Art & Antiques
Variating, independent and at most times very modern and political installations. The light and airy space sometimes overshines the actual exhibition.
The Modern Museum, run by the state and city, exhibits variating modern artworks and installations. Light, sound, classical paintings and moving media spread out on two floors and three major spaces.
Handpicked Designs (Hästhagen)
Scandinavian goods, picked out carefully and displayed in this cute little store on Helmfeltsgatan. Located in the heart of Malmös antique- and arts quarter.
Galleri Estetica (Hästhagen)
Art Gallery on the corner of Helmfeltsgatan, well worth a visit or a sneak peak thru the windows.
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The Opera House is located in the heart of Malmö and surronded by green parks and with a wide piazza infront of the beautiful building.
Malmö Live Konserthus
The symphony orchestra and the old concert house recently moved into the newly renovated complex Malmö Live, a stone's throw from the central station.
Gather some friends, order a few drinks and play some boule. In this ambient and relaxed house there are no winners or losers, only good friends and laughs.
No matter the season, you can always go for a traditional swim and sauna at the picturesque bathing house, on the pier by the beach.
Smuuk Frisör (Hansa)
In my opinion, the best hair dresser in town. Malek knows hair, is precise and works thru your hair neatly. Malek opened his salon in 2004 and has been there since.
The girls at Len Hud are forming a professional team, where well being and relaxation are combined with high quality treatments.
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Möllan)
Chocolate freak? Catch the guided tour and get to know more about this divine bean and about the Chocolate Factory that has been in the same building since 1888.
Skånes Dansteater (Dockan)
Skåne Dance Theatre offers lunch dances. A one hour contemporary show served with soup, bread and coffee. Don't expect anything food-wise but more a captivating performance.
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