Venue Info

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Breakfast

Lunch

Svea is a cozy, sun-lit cafe that manages to pop among all of the storefronts on Clark St thanks to its blue and gold exterior, and the fact that it's one of the last vestiges of the neighborhood's Swedish influence. The simple breakfast and lunch joint offers a mix of classic American diner food and Scandinavian specialties like herring, Swedish sausages, and lingonberry compote. The prices are cheap and the walls are covered with old photos of Sweden and the neighborhood. The hands-down must-try is the Viking breakfast: two eggs, potatoes, two Swedish pancakes, lingon berries, falukorv, toast, and unlimited coffee refills.

Svea restaurant
Chicago

Svea

Flickr/Mikael Vejdemo Johansson

Svea is a cozy, sun-lit cafe that manages to pop among all of the storefronts on Clark St thanks to its blue and gold exterior, and the fact that it's one of the last vestiges of the neighborhood's Swedish influence. The simple breakfast and lunch joint offers a mix of classic American diner food and Scandinavian specialties like herring, Swedish sausages, and lingonberry compote. The prices are cheap and the walls are covered with old photos of Sweden and the neighborhood. The hands-down must-try is the Viking breakfast: two eggs, potatoes, two Swedish pancakes, lingon berries, falukorv, toast, and unlimited coffee refills.