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Published December 21st 2014
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Fika Swedish Kitchen - Manly


Fika is a swedish verb and noun which means "drinking coffee". Fika Swedish Kitchen in Manly offers you great coffee some delicious authentic Swedish treats for breakfast, lunch or dinner along with friendly service from the gorgeous owner Linda and her crew. I had often walked past this cute cafe in Market Lane Manly but finally I found the time to stop by. The sun was streaming into the laneway and of course there was some Scandinavian travellers already enjoying some food from their homeland.



The decor is instantly welcoming, keeping true to Nordic designs of modern and minimal using clean abstract lines of blue and yellow. The overall effect is bright and cheerful.





Even if you don't wish to eat but just want to have Fika (drink coffee) and read you can borrow a book from the shelf and settle in to enjoy this warm inviting cafe. Being located right in Market lane near the Backpackers it has become a haven for homesick travellers.

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Fika Kitchen Bookshelf


No doubt travellers in Sydney, backpackers and Swedish Expats in particular would seek this cafe out and feel right at home. Food and atmosphere to soothe their weary souls. You can even buy some Scandinavian treats and groceries to stock up your pantry or backpack. But even if you aren't a traveller don't let this small cafe deter you on what they can offer.

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Groceries


Coffee as in most parts of Europe is considered an important part of daily culture. A chance to catch up with family and friends. Traditionally "Fika" also requires eating some baked sweet treats like Cinnamon rolls and of course Fika Kitchen supplies these with aplomb. Freshly baked and devoured quickly.

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Fika Cinnamon Rolls - image courtesy of Fika FB


There are plenty of other delicious sweet baked goods to choose from. I could feel my stomach growling at the selection in the window.

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Baked treats


You don't have to stop at cakes and coffee. Open 7 days a week for Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner every Wednesday to Saturday nights, you can find something delicious to try out anytime of day. The menu is undeniably Scandinavian with breakfast dishes like Crispbread with mashed egg and Kalles Caviar or Liver Pate and Pickles $8, to lunch of traditional Swedish Meatballs and mash $18 or Prawn Skagan open sandwiches $15.

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Frukost - Breakfast image courtesy of Fika FB


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Avocado Skagen with pumpernickel $18.00 - image FikaFB


Dinner is also served with european flair; dishes of Pickled Herring, Potatoes and Dill cream $14, Cured Salmon $15 or Pork and Potato Dumplings with Lingonberry Jam and Burnt Butter $20.

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Silly Dilly - Pickled Herring and Potatoes $14.00 - image courtesy of Fika FB


Leave some space for dessert. A plate of fresh Strawberries $8 to freshen the palate, a naughty treat of Kladdaka $8 or Lingonberry Parfait with Blood Orange and Gingerbread Biscuit Sand $14.

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Kladdaka $8.00 image FikaFB


With the introduction of the small bar movement trends have seen people moving away from the larger hotels to a more intimate bar. Places like Fika Kitchen that offer delicious food show the small bar concept has really taken off. Usually the owner is working hard behind the bar or kitchen to give you that personalised touch unlike in the larger hotels where the food and drinks often can appear churned out.

The beverage list at Fika is an interesting mix from traditional Rekorderlig Cider, Craft beers, Cocktails and Wines from Australia and Europe.





Opening Times

Monday - Tuesday
7:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday - Saturday
7:00am-10:00pm

Sunday
7:00am-5:00pm

Click here for their Facebook page

Live Music - Friday nights.

How to get there

Buses or Ferry to Manly and walk up to the corso into Market Lane. Street parking or Manly Council Parking Station right off Market Lane.

If is well worth a visit if you happen to be in Manly and wish to experience the Swedish way of life and enjoy some Fika!


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Why? Swedish Food and small bar
When: Open 7 days a week 7am - 5pm and dinner Wednesday - Saturday late
Phone: (02) 9976 5099
Where: 5B Market Lane, Manly
Cost: Food $6 - $28, Drinks: $3.50 upwards
Your Comment
The food looks great.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12398) 1668 days ago
I have visitors from Sweden arriving tonight for 3 weeks, I actually already sent them a link to this place weeks ago (in case they were missing some home foods while they are here) but they said they were looking fwd to Aussie BBQ :) Glad you covered it, sent them a link to your article as well.
by Christina Brandalise (score: 3|3057) 1668 days ago
Love the artwork!
by Wandering Foodies (score: 2|479) 1666 days ago
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