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Cafe Sten Sture

$$ - $$$
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Cafe, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Trangsund 10, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
+46 8 20 06 50
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant and had the meatballs and the veal steak. The meatballs are exactly like the IKEA meatballs, and the steak was not a steak, but a giant meatball (good, but definitely not what we expected!)

Thank sorannah
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch, food was ok (lunch menu 89 kr.) but not special. The special atmosphere described by some seemed not authentic to me. Some "antique" clutter arranged without much love... Staff, however, was friendly and quick.

Thank FloPetKoeln
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It's kind of medieval and as such a fascinating place in an old town. Several chambers, low ceiling, dim lights, it all adds to the atmosphere. Service? Well, quiet and good. Food? Decent.

Thank Sandalsand
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We had lunch at this cafe restaurant and it was enjoyable, The menu seemed a bit restricted, but that might be because we asked for the English version. The food when it came was served hot and it was tasty. There was nothing in particular wrong with anything - food, service, decor - but it wasn't memorable either.

Thank Cappacino_Girl
Schaumburg, Illinois
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336 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We did the tourist thing and had the Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes. The meatballs were good (but my moms are better) but the potatoes tasted as if they'd been mashed with lots of real butter. It was a lovely day, so we ate outside. You have to go inside and downstairs to pay however, which is a little confusing.... More 

Thank bunky36669
Hasselt, Belgium
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Located in the old town section Sten Sture breaths history. Unfortunately this sense for heritage can't be retrieved in their kitchen. We had lunch on their terrace. All aspects of the cafe, the staff and the dishes reflect a focus on tourists together with a quick & dirty attitude. They are friendly but impersonal. The ingredients have an average quality... More 

Thank D N
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We discovered this charming old cellar type place made out of brick and stone with odd staircases & eating nooks that beckoned you to explore. We only had drinks, so I can't attest to the food, but I absolutely loved the unique atmosphere. It's just off of Stortorget in Old Town and the quiet one-of-a-kind setting provides a nice place... More 

Thank reise3
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Walking down narrow, steep curving flight of uneven steps, we were led to a quaint little cafe. The starter, soup, meal and dessert were all really nice. The atmosphere was cosy and felt home-like. The only disappointment was the limited choice of juices. If in the vicinity again, I would definitely go again.

Thank Banu3009
London, United Kingdom
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507 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

One of the first places we took a chance on. Great looking basement bar with the obvious nautical theme. Great atmosphere and intimate feel to the whole place. Good service and fast food that was very tasty. Check out those desserts on the counter. Too tempting. Fairly priced beer considering this is the old town. Nice and relaxing away from... More 

Thank goodguyjas
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

You have to go down into the dark cellar, that is the spooky part. But it is worth it. Nice staff and great foid. I had the broccoli soup, a nice warm meal!

Thank Joyce B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trangsund 10, Stockholm 111 29, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Phone Number: +46 8 20 06 50

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

Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

Neighborhood Profile
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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