First of all, let’s get one thing straight. Fika is essential. How else could you get through the daily slump, the brick wall, the sleepies, if not for elevensies, fika, coffee with sweets?
Fika London, that most…design-y…of all coffee houses, gets it right with this one. (Who wants to be a dull horse?)
And okay, they kinda nailed it with this one, too. Swedish kannelbullen, er, cinnamon buns, anyone?
Fika is never consumed on the run. It’s about stopping to breathe, and recharge. [image via the Kitchn]
Swedish coffee isn’t served strong, but light and thin, so you can keep on pouring refills all [long, dark] afternoon long. (image via DimeStoreVintage on Etsy)
Just don’t add egg to mine, thanks ;))
And it isn’t just coffee alone. It’s coffee + sweets. Maybe you’ll have some spiced coffee with tiny ginger stars? (Image by Herz Allerliebst, via Nadine on Flickr)
Or maybe coffee in the prettiest enamelware (via Lagerhaus.se), and more gingerbread stars.
More kannelbullen — and more enamelware, which to me is so quintessentially a part of the whole fika experience. (Image via What’s for Lunch, Honey?; Swedish kannelbullen recipe via Craft and Creativity.)
Even though it’s fast approaching the busiest time of the year, how did YOU pause for fika today?
[image via The Faux Martha; Salted Nutella Latte]