Fika information

Fika is a relaxed venue that offers a variety of traditional and authentic Swedish meals. Specialising in Scandinavian drinks they also host regular events throughout the year.

Ranked #2686 of 5241 restaurants in London
"Fika London is a swedish inspired Bar & Kitchen on Brick Lane.
We offer tasty food, sweets and cocktails, quircky and inspiering atmosphere and a lovely roof top terrace !
We are open everyday from 12 and 10am on weekends for brunch !

Fika means taking a break. We want to create a cosy, relaxing, fun and creative place for people to relax and feel inspired.

We also organise events and workshops, often related to Scandinavian traditions and holidays.

We are a dog friendly place! "

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 00:00


10:00 - 00:00


10:00 - 23:00

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Fika reviews

By Rebecca F.

Fika is my absolute favourite restaurant/cafe in London. My friend (Swedish..) took me there a few months ago for a "fika" (We had coffe with kladdkaka och cinnamonbuns) since then i've been madly in love. Once i brought my boyfreiend for a romantic dinner with steak, gravad lax and kyckling planka and an other time i went there with an other friend to just have some drinks before we went out..lovely ciders and fun cocktails. So nice athmosphere with friendly staff and cool interior..Strongly recommended.

By Li Y.

This is the best place around Brick Lane. Lovely staff... great value food and AMAZING ciders. You just can't go wrong by going to 'have a fika' at Fika.

By Belle H.

Standing out among the trendy bars and curry houses of Brick Lane, the Swedish restaurant Fika offers a cosy, calmer alternative.

The Venue
Located on the curry mile that is Brick Lane, Fika might at first appear just a little bit out of place. But with its large windows, wooden exterior and closely huddled seating inside, it is ‘mysig’ (cosy) from the minute you walk in - which is certainly in keeping with the plethora of local curry houses. A little roof terrace complete with AstroTurf is a nice place to sit in the summer, while the blankets and cushions inside make it pretty much perfect for winter. AstroTurf also makes an appearance inside, both decorating the bar stools and cut out to create animals on the walls, with small paintings dotted around.

The Atmosphere
‘Fika’ is the Swedish term for a coffee break, and the small restaurant reflects this. Close seating, small tables and only ever a few members of staff create an intimate atmosphere, and when it gets busy in the evenings it may be hard to be served. However the staff are very friendly and once you get their attention food arrives quickly to the table. The clientèle are mainly East End kids on dates and it definitely creates a close (but not overbearing) ambience, but it would be equally welcoming for a larger group of friends. In the afternoons it's perfect for a lazy coffee.

The Food
With a menu that changes with the seasons, and features fish from Billingsgate and meat from Smithfields Market, you know you are getting good quality. However there is not a huge amount of choice (four starters and seven mains) and only a few vegetarian dishes. A salmon starter (£5.80) is deliciously flavoursome, served with beetroot purée and sourdough bread but the beef fillet (£7.90) is a little bland even if the berries and toasted seeds are a nice accompaniment.

For mains the smoked garlic chicken (£13.50) is unusual but tasty, served on a warm oak plank with red wine sauce, half a roasted garlic bulb and mash, all of which works well together. The main attraction is meant to be the Swedish meatballs (£10.20), served with a scoop of mashed potatoes (with skin). They're certainly superior to those at IKEA, but are probably not the best representation of this Swedish staple - they're a little limp.

Desserts include kladdkaka (£4.60) which is a dense, rich chocolate cake with a scoop of very good vanilla ice cream, and waffles, which are equally tasty and pop up again on the breakfast menu. However the best option is the jul Fika: gingerbread cookies; delicious gorgonzola cheese; and rich filter coffee, which can be for one or two to share(£7.50/£12.90).

The Drink
Fika has a small wine selection with bottles priced from £17.50 to £48, as well as a range of cocktails. However make sure you try one of their Swedish beers or ales (God Lager, Crocodile and the marvellously monikered Ctrl Alt Delete). They also stock Rekorderling ciders that you can request hot for cold winter nights.

The Last Word
Perfect for a coffee or dinner, Fika is a welcoming place to catch up with friends, and a world away from the many average curry houses nearby.

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