One of the parts of Stockholm we enjoyed most was Södermalm. Especially the SoFo area in the east of Södermalm where you can find lot's of cute little shops. Unique design and second hand stores, lovely cafés and bars.
We biked a lot in Stockholm. Bike lanes run throughout the city, it's a really great way to move around and you have always the possibility to stop when you see something interesting.
The northern part of Södermalm has many, many viewpoints, which offer great views over Gamla Stan.
I read Emma's Stockholm guide (Thanks Emma) before our trip and one place she recommended was the café Lasse i parken. A really cozy place with the most delicious chocolate cake. (Image above on the right).
What I really liked were all the parks and green squares. And these little cafés lokated in the parks. This one is the Mosebacke square. Also worth a visit is the Mosebacke etablissement for their beer garden with a wonderful view over the city.
Tantolunden has a huge area of allotment gardens and little garden sheds. We took a stroll through this area, it's a little oasis.
The café (actually there are several of them in Stockholm) we loved most was Vurma. It's a colorful place with an inspiring interior: beautiful wallpaper and wallpaintings, cushions in all kinds of patterns. Plus delicious sandwiches and cakes. Heaven :)
And of course the SoFo area, the eastern part of Södermalm with it's design and second hand shops and cafés. These places we visited and liked a lot:
Designtorget: Swedish designproducts from interior decoration to funny presents
Blås & Knåda: Gallery and shop with a huge selection of unique pottery and glass objects, a really inspiring place
Under: Children's clothes and second hand stuff
Grandpa: Clothes mixed with second hand furniture and interior design products
Beyond retro: Second hand clothing
Restaurant sardin: Cute little tapas bar
Café string: Fun place for sandwiches, salad and playing some backgammon
Other shops I liked (not in Södermalm):
Morkarin: Children's stuff and interior decoration - unfortunately closed when we were there but it looked fabulous through the windo
Designhouse Stockholm: Designproducts for your home
(all images taken by me)