In the January issue of Viking, we take readers on a Nordic tour of New York City. From cultural attractions, shops and restaurants, there are plenty of ways embrace your Scandinavian heritage in the Big Apple. As you explore, make sure to stop for a cup of Joe and a treat at these Nordic-inspired cafes.


This trendy café in Greenpoint serves up Scandinavian-style coffee, such as Tim Wendelboe. But there’s more than just coffee. You’ll also find wine, beers from the Nordic region and a charming gift shop.

Kaffe 1168

This Swedish café has three locations throughout NYC. Two brothers opened this industrial-chic café, which offers lunch and breakfast in addition to coffee.


Based on the Nordic tradition of combining coffee and conversation, this coffee shop encourages people to slow down. Founded by Lars Åkerlund in 2006, it’s now one of the fastest-growing coffee chains in the city. Make sure to try the homemade chocolates.

Box Kite Coffee

This coffeehouse boasts a variety of international and stateside roasters and an extensive menu of libations, including beer, wine and cocktails.