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Ofvandahls Hovkonditori

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Cafe, Swedish
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Sysslomansgatan 5, Uppsala, Sweden
+46 18 13 42 04
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Stockholm, Sweden
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Essential place to visit in Uppsala. Everybody of importance has been here since 1878. Lovely somewhat worn atmosphere. Excellent bakery, real (non-bag) teas etc. The founder also famous for his poetry - "pekoral" in Swedish. Strangely enough there seems to be no English word for this genre....

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Thank kattullus
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Really cool atmosphere here, it looks like the place has not been renovated in hundred years, that's not to say it is shabby, but everything here is antique. Really nice selection of pies from seasons fruits, a lot of chocolates and candy with a old timey feel, coffee was nice and you could refill. We had a good pie there,... More 

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Thank Lasse K
Stockholm, Sweden
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411 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We visited Uppsala and had coffees and cakes at Ofvandahls Hovkonditori. This place is an Uppsala must! The coffee is good, the cakes great and the atmosphere unique. You can really feel the history. Popular. Lots of young people, students. Don't miss this place.

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Thank Tord E
Salem, Oregon
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The apple cake was good but the furniture very dated. Very reasonably priced and oldest in Uppsala. The service was ok but the hospitality better.

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Thank cworks5
Gothenburg, Sweden
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is the oldest café in Uppsala, and has been visited by many famous people in Swedish history. It's no longer the place it was, but the coffe and cakes are good, as is the tea and the soup. Good place to sit and study for a long time, and you'll find many students here. Friendly service.

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Thank satsumas11
Uppsala, Sweden
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This used to be my favourite coffee house back in the 80's, but it has lost much of its charm. Needs lots of TLC, refurbishing and to be brought into the 21st century, because the premises are awesome! Still, 35 SEK for coffee and a sandwich is a decent breakfast! Hope it gets its much-needed boost soon!

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Thank SusanneKL
Uppsala, Sweden
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60 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Ofvandahls is one of the older cafés in Uppsala. It has long been a favourite place for students to visit as it is on what is considered the "University side" of the river. Recently, however, the quality of the food has taken a downturn and for this reason the place it is difficult to recommend the café - even old... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We used to visit this cafe quite frequently. It's a cosy and pretty cafe with a wide spread of delicious desserts. There are ornate and rich coloured sofas where one can sit and enjoy long chats. Worth a visit for sure :)

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Thank Sarayu S
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

It's the oldest bakery in Uppsala and people have told me that it was really good, but I think that it was pretty normal. The brownie that I had was too dry and so was the Sandwich and the cinnamon roll. The only good thing was that you can have as many drinks as you want and their juices are... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is one of the few remaining really old cafés in Uppsala. It's more than one hundred years old, located on one of the old streets in central Uppsala. The furniture is also old fashioned, giving the café a very nice ambiance. The selection of cookies, cakes and pastries is great. Try their Princess-cake! I strongly recommend a visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Swedish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sysslomansgatan 5, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Uppsala County  >  Uppsala
  • Phone Number: +46 18 13 42 04

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?