A social cup of coffee

Fika is a concept in the Swedish culture and basically means “to have coffee”. Normally this goes hand in hand with eating pastries (for example cinnamon buns: kanelbulle) and sandwiches. A fika is similar to the English concept of afternoon tea. It is not necessary to drink coffee though. Replacing the coffee by tea, lemonade or juice is fine. Remember: you can invite a friend for fika almost anytime of the day.