Who we are

In September of 2006, FIKA opened its doors to its very first location at Central Park South, on Manhattan's 58th street. Swedish tradition and appreciation of a coffee-centric lifestyle served as inspiration for founder and co-owner Lars Åkerlund who saw an immediate love connection between Sweden and New York.

At FIKA, the ambition is clear. Making sure the time you spend with us leaves you smiling and fulfilled. Everything we serve is made in house, by hand, with the highest quality and care in mind. Whether you are stopping by for your daily breakfast, sitting down for a business lunch, or treating yourself to an afternoon pastry and caffeine kick - we commit to making it one of the best moments of your day.

We pride ourselves on sourcing the finest coffee beans, roasting them to perfection, and creating the most delicious savory and sweet foods we can imagine. Our menu is heavily inspired by Swedish heritage and flavors, but always with an innovative and modern twist. Whenever possible, we partner up with local suppliers. It provides us the opportunity to nurture the local economy as well as ensure the highest quality ingredients.

FIKA has locations all across Manhattan - each one providing a window to our very special Swedish coffee culture. We host many events as well as musical performances at our many locations. Please follow us on social media to stay in the loop and join in on the fun!

Where We Come From - Swedish Heritage

The word FIKA [fee:kah] translates into taking a coffee break to indulge in the ritual of conversation, often accompanied by something sweet or savory. Having a daily FIKA is a way of life in Sweden and an important part of the culture. It offers a way of both relaxing and staying connected.

At FIKA we uphold a responsibility to our customers in sharing this tradition. We like to think of ourselves as a company born in Sweden and raised in New York, a cultural ambassador of sorts with Scandinavian traditions and Manhattan flair.

When you experience FIKA, you partake in our philosophy of building something substantial, honest and enduring

Meet Our Team

Master Chocolatier

Håkan Mårtensson

Håkan established himself at a very young age as one of Europe’s most respected and admired chocolatiers, and went on to enjoy a long and acclaimed career at Sweden’s top chocolate house.

Fueled by an endless creativity and passion for extraordinary quality, he has won several prestigious awards for his creations. In 2009, Håkan and FIKA joined forces and have since developed a line of exclusive hand rolled truffles, pralines and chocolate bars. His mission is to take you on a sweet journey and create an experience truly out of the ordinary.

Executive Pastry Chef

Kalle Ulfves

Kalle is born and raised in the town of Jönköping in the south part of Sweden. Baking at a very young age with his grandmother sparked a passion for the craft and eventually led him to enroll in baking school.

Kalle has since worked in bakeries all over the world, including Stockholm, the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and now most recently New York, as a key team member at FIKA.

Executive Chef

Michael Andersson

Michael started his career at one of Stockholm’s oldest and most well-known restaurants, - the Gyldene Freden, during which he gained a traditional schooling of the Swedish cooking and cuisine.

He has subsequently played an integral part in two Nobel Prize Banquets and worked in both London and Stockholm at Michelin star restaurants as well as traditional bistros such as Fjäderholmarnas krog, LUX Stockholm and Esperanto, before taking the step to New York and FIKA in 2016.

Hand crafted with love and care. No cutting corners.