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NORDIC PLACES I WANT TO VISIT // FIKA CAFE IN TORONTO, CANADA

Fika is a Swedish word that means to have a coffee break, the perfect name for this cute cafe located in Toronto. FIKA Café provides a cozy place for people to come and break away from the ordinary with typical Scandinavian treats, coffees and teas. Because in Scandinavia you take your time with the coffee, and if you want to have a coffee break the Scandi way then pastries are a must.

These lovely photos are from the Cereal website, and they show a light space full of character that looks inviting and cozy in that true nordic style. The logo is the dala horse, which was a popular toy for children in the old days but in modern times has become a famous symbol of Sweden and it’s culture.

If you live nearby you should stop by and have a fika with friends here, I know I would!

// Photo credit: Rich Stapleton

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IN SWEDEN WE CALL IT FIKA

All photos by BahKadisch

All photos by BahKadisch

BahKadisch is a shop by Swedish illustrator Karin Ohlsson, and I just love her quirky and funny style.

Here is a selection of some of her work;

Photo by BahKadisch

Psst; Fika (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈfiːˌka]) is a concept in Swedish culture meaning ‘to have coffee’, often accompanied with pastries, snacks or sandwiches.

Design by BahKadisch

Design by BahKadisch

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Check out her Instagram for more fun illustrations!

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