I met up with my sister in the airport in Stockholm. We went up to Umea real quick, then returned to Stockholm for a day.
Our first stop was a vegan cafe. We were mostly there for food. By the time we got there, we were starving, but I think the food would have been delicous even had we been full.
Of course, we got dessert.
First, we got cake truffle-like things, which are actually extremely similar to the snowballs at Zucker Bakery in the East Village! They were similarly made with coffee or coconut, but they were similarly delicious. I was shocked that Zucker could pull these off well, so I was doubly shocked to found them done well at a random vegan cafe in Stockholm!
Right around the corner from Kaffe 44 is a "chocolate factory" called, uninspiredly, ChokladFabriken. I was told about this place by the nice gentleman who sat next to me on the plane from Umea. He may have been dating a woman younger than his sons, but he was friends with most of my favorite Northern Swedish bands, so I think he was probably cool enough to pull it off.
Anyways. ChokladFabriken. We started with some excellent, rich hot chocolate. We then picked up a bar, some bon bons, and a truffle:
Te Kaffe Choklad:
We felt obligated to hit up the touristy Gamla Stan area. At least it did not make any claims it could not substantiate:
Bottom Line: Stockholm is not a chocolate town. But you can find good stuff anywhere, if you meet the right cool Swedish dads going through their mid-life crises.