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Brick Lane

'Fika' is the delightful Swedish expression for a coffee break - a form of social interaction that Swedes take seriously. This Fika on Brick Lane is a casual Swedish-styled restaurant, on this site since 2008. The food combines traditional Swedish elements – right down to meatballs and gravadlax – with touches of flavour from sunnier climes. Much is made of foraging and seasonality, and there's a cocktail list with Scandinavian accents aplenty.



Venue name: Fika
Address: 161A Brick Lane
E1 6SB
Opening hours: Open 12noon-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Bethnal Green tube/bus 8, 388
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Average User Rating

3.1 / 5

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Jennifer S

Write a review...I popped into here around 5pm today. Very cozy atmosphere, with wood paneling, mismatched chair and pretty plateware. There's a terrace on the first floor. I popped by specifically for the quinoa salad but sadly it's been taken off the menu and replaced by a yummy goat cheese and roasted sweet potato salad. Great flavours but a bit steep at 11 quid. I also got the kladdkaka with vanilla ice cream. While the presentation was lovely, I have come to the conclusion kladdaka is the most overrated dish. It's just mildy chocolately- I'm looking for something much more powerful. I also got the carrot cake for takeaway, which is fine- nothing special.

HOWEVER, the chocolate balls, flaked with oatmeal, are AMAZINGGGGGG- rich chocolate flavour and a nice crumbly texture. I would return just for that!

I had a lovely waitress- friendly and gave me a much-appreciated carafe of water just for me. Plus ICE, so rare in Europe!

Amandine c

Perfect Fika in London !!!!

Food is so good and the staff is really kind. 

A peaceful place in busy London.

Enjoy your Fika, enjoy your Fika London ;)

Mo S

Adorable little oasis on Brick Lane ! The roof terrace is amazing, the food is delicious and creative, try the herring or the beetroot and birch starters !! I also really enjoyed the pastries (cinnamon buns !!!) 

It's a great place to have a coffee and stay for a while with a book or to work and study during the week. 

Love it ! 


Having not been to Fika before and being a Swede in London, my friends and I thought this would be a great stop after some strolling around Brick Lane. We had expected fika in the more "cakey" sense but after speaking to the waitress she informed me Fika is more of a restaurant (then why the name?!). My friend had a little banana fly in her icecream that came with the kladdkaka (sticky brownie cake) and only the ice cream was replaced and not the cake! I found the waitress extremely off-ish and the decor made no sense. Wasn't a traditional coffee house interior nor was it that of a restaurant. Just terribly confusing. Wouldn't recommend it and will probably not go there again.


If you are looking for a great coffee during the day when trawling around Brick Lane I would recommend. However, after going there for an evening meal recently I was really disappointed by the very average Swedish meatballs which were expensive and a very small portion for the price. Stick to the coffee!


Not great -- an odd atmosphere, uncomfortable chairs, and overpriced food. Teapigs tea is always a plus, though.


Far improved from the previous comments. Delicious food and a great Scandinavian atmosphere. Lovely staff-fully enjoyed my lunch!!