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The Fika Bakery

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Welcome to fika

We opened our first Sydney location, in the classic Aussie beach suburb, Manly in 2013. We wanted to share the concept of ‘having a fika break’ with the Australian people. Our second location, Fika Bondi, opened in 2019.

As Sydney’s first Swedish eatery we don’t just bake our own desserts and bread, we hand roll every single meatball and make all our dips, sauces and Skagen from scratch. We infuse our own snaps and host as many of the Swedish traditions as we can.

Over the years we’ve catered events with our Swedish Princess Cakes, held introductory Swedish classes and been sponsored with two cars by Volvo Cars Australia to mention a few.

But most importantly, we’ve become a place for many to call their home away from home. Välkommen in.

What does fika [fee-ka] mean?

Fika is a Swedish word that translates as ‘taking a break for coffee and a bite to eat’. But really it’s much more than that. It’s a moment to relax, to catch up with your family and to laugh with your friends. It’s making up for lost time, or part of your daily ritual. A cosy escape, or a refreshing pause. It’s the time between meals, the place between destinations. There’s always time for Fika. Our kitchen is your kitchen, so make yourself at home.

Free Nameday Coffee For

The Swedish namedays are a list of names associated with a specific date. Think of your nameday like a "little birthday" and if today is your nameday - pop in for a coffee on us to celebrate ❤️

Celebration of namedays commenced in the 17'th century, at first only among the royality and aristocracy but later also among common people. During the 19'th century celebration if the king's nameday became popular in the cities. In the countryside people usually celebrated birthdays in south-western Sweden but in the rest of the country, celebration of namedays was more common. The Swedish Church (which was a State Church from 1527 to 1999) encouraged the celebration of namedays, since the Church considered the celebation of birthdays a pagan custom.

From the 18th century and onwards the list of namedays was modified in Sweden and Finland, but not in other countries. More names without any religious association were introduced, starting with names from royal persons. In 1901 a thorough modification was performed on the list of names, which then was adapted to the names then commonly in use. When the almanac publishing priviliege of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences ceased in 1972, the list of names was no longer perceived as official, and there were sometimes several competing lists of names.

To keep things simple, we follow The Swedish Academy nameday list which is updated every 15 years.

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