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Ofvandahls Hovkonditori

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Sysslomansgatan 5, Uppsala, Sweden
+46 18 134204
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bohemian cafe

If you like a bohemian, cozy and unpretentious cafe that hardly seems to have changed since the late 19th century, where you queue up at the counter for soup, sandwiches, cookies, coffee or tea, consider this place in Uppsala. It is close to the cathedral and is excellent for a 'fika" (break) or to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved this place in it's time warp setting, an eclectic mix match of old tables and chairs, plush velvet curtains and great original artwork. A huge selection of cakes and pastries which were delicious and the self service coffee hot and plentiful. A great place to meet friends for a break. PS I found the loos very clean unlike previous... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wow. What in the world happened to you, Ofvandahls? This was my favourite place to eat or have coffee when I studied in Uppsala a few years ago. This time around, I thought that the quality of the food had plummeted. Really, really bad. It actually made me sad. What happened??

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place is an institution, and a wonderful one at that. The oldest and grandest konditori in central Uppsala, you will enjoy the feeling that you've stepped back in time, perhaps to your great-great-grandparents parlor. The coffee, sandwiches, and pastries are exquisite if a bit pricey.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This used to be popular in my student days but it was a terrible let down. It was grubby, down at heel. The coffee and pastries very poor. Give this one a miss.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I've visited a few times. Every time I find it dirty. Toilets are never clean. Dust everywhere. Rundown furniture. Curtains which have never been washed. Dirty floor. And, to top it up, I was served coffee with a spoon which was not cleaned. I took a picture. See below. Please avoid! It's HORRIBLE!

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Brussels, Belgium
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you like a bohemian, cozy and unpretentious cafe that hardly seems to have changed since the late 19th century, where you queue up at the counter for soup, sandwiches, cookies, coffee or tea, consider this place in Uppsala. It is close to the cathedral and is excellent for a 'fika" (break) or to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere.... More 

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Uppsala
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Really dirty and run down place. Forks are not properly washed; so you can taste the previous guy's food. They never clean the seats or the floor. Avoid!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I've lived in Uppsala for 5 months and Ofvandahls was (and is) my favorite place to have a "fika". It's quiet, warm and cozy. When it comes to the food, I can say that sweets are great but sandwiches and soups also deserve a chance. The prices are really good and you'll have a discount if you are a student.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited a different cafe every day while in Uppsala and Stockholm during Christmas week and this was my favorite. Yes, the furnishings are shabby and mismatched but I found it charming and inviting. The baked goods were delicious and the rooms were quiet and relaxing...a good place for conversation, unlike some of the others that were very noisy. If... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I don't know why people call this place cozy. All I could observe was the dirt on the carpets, the oil stains, the worn-out curtains, the toilet bins overflowing with paper covered in excrement, the wobbly chairs, the dirty sofa, and the flies over the food. The girls behind the counter were unfriendly, even rude I would say. All in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sysslomansgatan 5, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Uppsala County  >  Uppsala
  • Phone Number: +46 18 134204

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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