For Fika Sake

This restaurant has ceased trading.

For Fika Sake
7 Keith Street, Glasgow, G11 6QQ
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–5pm
  • Average price £7 (lunch)
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Multi-purpose community-interest venue in Glasgow's West End serving up Swedish-inspired food.

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For those who are well and truly fed up of ubiquitous big business coffee shop chains, a few hours spent in For Fika Sake will most definitely initiate a renewal of faith. Taking inspiration from the Swedish tradition of combining culinary and community interests, this is an independent café in the truest sense of the word with the local people sat at its heart. The menu is brief yet thoughtful. The selection of sandwiches includes the popular Fika Reuben, a rich combination of pastrami and mustard cream cheese, and the GLT – goat’s cheese, lettuce and tomato jam – along with a few sweet treats displayed on the counter to tempt you afterwards. The relaxed and versatile space is also a well-used events venue, having played host to gigs, language classes, pottery workshops and a film festival among much else.

  • High point: A thriving community hub
  • Low point: You need to get there before the cinnamon buns run out
  • Notable dish: Fika Reuben
  • Average price: £7 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled folk/pop
  • Live entertainment: pottery classes/crochet classes/florist workshops/Swedish and Gaelic language classes/music gigs/film festival/spoken word nights/yoga/children's music group
  • Capacity: 60 (4 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 0
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
  • BYOB: £5 corkage

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Fika och Snacka - The Glasgow Swedish Language Meetup Group

Would you like to learn Swedish? Have you learnt Swedish in the past and would like to continue? Then come along to Fika och Snacka, the brand new Meetup group for all those interested in Swedish and Sweden! The main purpose of the group is for learners of Swedish to get together to practise speaking, and also to…

Thu 16 May


  • 18:30 – 20:30

Thu 20 Jun


  • 18:30 – 20:30

Thu 18 Jul


  • 18:30 – 20:30
…and 2 more dates until 19 Sep