"airy, quaint and full of lighT"
With a simple yet fresh décor including exposed beams and brickwork, FIKA Café, in the heart of Toronto’s Kensington Market, is airy, quaint, and full of light. While enjoying FIKA’s signature cardamon spiced latte or lavender white hot chocolate, you can take photographs of the colorful paintings and plants by the windows – or the most unique feature of all, an entire wall of books.
"19 Stunning cafes"
across Ontario you'll fall in love with. Latte road trip? Yes please.
"Their iced coffee, which was named the world's best by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013"
“In Sweden, fika is both a noun and a verb. In the afternoon, you fika, or take a break for coffee and cake. But fika also refers to the goodies you eat and drink, or to the break itself. It's kind of like brunch in English, only the edible components are arguably even better, depending who you ask. Toronto may be a brunch-crazed town, but we've accepted FIKA Cafe with open arms. One of the favourite offerings? Their iced coffee, which was named the world's best by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013. (No pressure, right?) Fact is, they may have been on to something. The signature drink is a luscious blend of espresso and milk, spiked with cardamom bitters and a little simple syrup, plus a garnish of fresh mint taken from the cafe's garden. So...care to fika?”
"the ideal place to fika"
Fika (pronounced FEE-Ka) is a Swedish word that’s often used as a verb, which means ‘to take a coffee break’. A typical fika ritual includes a sweet accompaniment to your coffee, like a cookie or a cinnamon roll. These social outings are an integral part of Swedish culture.
Fika Cafe, which recently opened in Toronto’s Kensington Market, provides a fantastic venue for practicing this tradition. The interior is light and spacious, aptly styled in a Scandinavian manner. The cafe mascot – a Swedish pony – can be found adorning coffee cups, placed on shelves and table tops as well as spotted in photos hanging on the walls. Good coffee and pastries are what the cafe’s known for, and it is the ideal place to fika.
"21 bucket list Coffee shop"
all torontonians need to go to. Something to warm you up!
"walls lined with old book pages"
...Fika, which lives in an adorable renovated house. While the barista in the cafe got started making Tegan and Sara's drinks, the three of us, along with a camera crew who was capturing the whole experience, went to a cozy back room that had walls lined with old book pages so we could chat about their real love of coffee and how they legitimately believe Canada has some of the best on offer..
"cutest, coziest little cafe in Kensington Market"
“FIKA is the cutest, coziest little cafe in Kensington Market. The Scandinavian theme reminds me of travelling in Iceland and the cardamom-spiced coffee will make you wonder why you haven't been putting cardamom in your coffee your whole life. And make sure to check out the beautiful wall papered with books and the darling backyard.”
"IKEA meets Pinterest"
Canada’s web guru Liz loves the “IKEA meets Pinterest” minimalist décor at Fika (which is a Swedish verb meaning “to go out for coffee”) in Kensington Market..
"FIVE AMAZING PLACES...
to eat and drink in Toronto's Kensington Market."
"natural light and exposed brick walls"
...named for a Swedish verb which means “To go out for coffee”. I also learned (from their beautiful website) that it’s also a noun, as in “coffee break”. Therefore the whole vibe is kinda “Swedish” without looking like IKEA at all. Infact, I loved the interior which has soothing paint colours and natural blonde trim plus lots of natural light and exposed brick walls.