Part of the modern-day market, our café is a New Nordic food destination offering vegetarian and vegan everyday meals. The café aims to express the purity, freshness and simplicity naturally associated with our region.
head chef Martin Berg
Created by chef Martin Berg, one of the early proponents of the New Nordic food movement, ARKET café is based on the approach to traditional foods, healthy ingredients and ethical production that was formulated in the New Nordic Food Manifesto (2004). One of the main goals of the manifesto is to work in close dialogue with local producers, and to innovate and improve the overall quality of our food; another to combine the best from Nordic cuisine with impulses from abroad, and to create new applications for traditional products. By developing a menu of simple everyday recipes, ARKET’s mission is to democratise foods and tastes previously associated mainly with fine dining.
005001-669 Skedblad chair
Designed in 1933 by furniture designer Carl Malmsten and named after the bowl of a spoon, the Skedblad side chair is used to furnish all ARKET cafés. The chair is based on original drawings from the Malmsten archives and handcrafted from solid oak by Tre Sekel in Tibro, a centre for woodworking and furniture manufacturing in the southwest of Sweden. Put back into production and made exclusively for ARKET, Skedblad is available for sale through tresekel.se
Mavam’s under-counter espresso machine, developed and hand-built in Seattle, is used in all cafés to extract and prepare espresso-based drinks. The low profile makes it easy to follow the full brewing cycle and gives a free view over the bar counter. The machine is engineered to maintain a perfectly stable water temperature over multiple brewing operations to ensure a consistent taste.
ARKET collaborates with Swedish food-saving service Karma to reduce our environmental impact. Unsold meals from the café are offered for take away at half the price, which means we can save delicious food that would otherwise go to waste. Order and pay easily in the Karma app and pick up your breakfast or lunch bag in our stores at Drottninggatan 53, Stockholm, or 224 Regent Street and 27-29 Long Acre, London.