2013-01-08 09:17NEWS

Södermalm: Mariatorget a new bohemian district evolves


There is more to Södermalm than the Södermalm center, in the SoFo district. New areas are developing - one of them is the Mariatorget Square.  You will find  restaurants and stores on the streets of St Paulsgatan, Krukmakargatan, and Swedenborgsgatan, which form the charming square of Mariatorget on Södermalm.

Here is a guide to the most interesting places from A to Z around The Mariatorget Square.

  • Bokslukaren, www.bokslukaren.com
    Children bookstore and café for both kids and their parents.
    Address: Mariatorget 2.
  • Brandstationen, www.herrjudit.se/en
    A former firestation has turned into a "Mad Men inspired" vintage store.  
    Adress: Krukmakargatan 22.
    Note: One of the leading vintage stores Herr Judit Second hand is part of the same group.
  • Delicatessen, delikatessenbistrobar.se/
    Cosy restaurant in former firestation.
    Address: Krukmakargatan 22
  • Drop Coffee, www.dropcoffee.se
    Ecologic coffee roasting house and café. Favorite place for coffee nerds.
    Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10
  • Folckers
    This wonderful world of ribbons has been here forever.
    Address: Hornsgatan 52
  • Marie Laveau, www.marielaveau.se
    Restaurant, bar and nightclub.
    Address: Hornsgatan 66
  • Morfar Ginko and Papa Ray Ray, www.morfarginko.se   
    Restaurant and bar.
    Address: Swedenborgsg 33
  • Nitty Gritty, www.nittygrittystore.com
    Mature mods or acid jazz shopping. Some 50 selected brands. Shoes, bags and accessories. Address: Krukmakargatan 24-26
  • Oaxen skafferi, oaxenskafferi.se/
    Deli of the renowned Oaxen Krog.
    Address: Mariatorget 2
  • Papercut, www.papercutshop.se
    One of the best places to buy magazines, if you ask me.
    Address: Krukmakargatan 24-26
  • Pure and Simple, www.pureandsimple.se
    White white white. Clothes, the mugs or candles.
    Address: Swedenborgsgatan 2.
  • Rival, www.rival.se
    Hotel, bar, restaurant, cafee and events venue,
    Address: Mariatorget 3
  • Seriegalleriet, www.seriegalleriet.se
    A gallery for original comic strips.
    Address: St Paulsgatan 14.
  • Small Island Chocolates and Coffee, smallislandchocolates.com/
    Cute and kitschy carabean style chocholaterie.
    Address: Timmermansgatan 26
  • Squeezed up, www.squeezedup.com
    Smoothies with a Park View.
    Address: Mariatorget 1c
  • Wigerdals värld, www.wigerdal.com  
    Eclectic interior design from the 50s.
    Address: Krukmakarg 14.  


Background: Shopping in Stockholm has been evolving in recent years in both the Bohemian district of Södermalm and the more upscale Östermalm. On Södermalm, the changes have been driven primarily by the development of the area around Skånegatan, known as SoFo, and Götgatan. On Östermalm, the development has been led by Stureplan and the district now called Biblioteksstan.  Both districts are now further expanding.  

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