Restaurants and bars

Al Fresco and Outdoor Dining

Are you looking for the best outdoor dining spots in Uppsala? Here are some places where you can enjoy good food and a great atmosphere – from cozy spots by the Fyris River to charming gardens and historical settings, from popular restaurants to hidden gems. Have a drink in the sun, enjoy a delicious meal, or just relax.

Italian Orangery by the River

Trattoria Sorellina

During the summer months, the Italian gem Trattoria Sorellina features a beautiful orangery right next to the part of the Fyris River where you can see the City Garden on the other side. Here you can enjoy tasty drinks, charcuterie boards, and other delicacies. Order a classic Aperol Spritz and pretend you’re in Italy!

Hamnplan 5, Uppsala

Classic Hangout by the Fyris River


Åkanten is one of Uppsala’s most popular outdoor dining spots, located right by the Fyris River below the Cathedral. Here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the river. The menu offers a varied mix of Swedish and international dishes, and the drink list is extensive, featuring everything from local beers to fine wines. In the summer, it’s a perfect place for a drink or a light meal in the sun.

S:t Eriks torg, Uppsala

Secret Garden Spot with Seafood

Hambergs Bakficka in Skytteanska Trädgården

Hambergs offers a small but charming outdoor dining spot nestled in the somewhat hidden garden Skytteanska Garden. Here you can enjoy delicious seafood and fish dishes in a calm and green environment. It is a perfect place for a relaxing and intimate lunch or dinner.

Trädgårdsgatan (entrance via Valvgatan), Uppsala

People-spotting Deluxe


For those arriving in Uppsala, it’s hard not to stumble upon Stationen and its enormous outdoor dining area. In the historic station building, you’ll find “a brasserie with a taste of Paris, a bar with London’s pulse, and a café with a scent of Rome,” according to them, and Uppsala’s largest outdoor dining area according to us. This is a perfect for people-watching!

Olof Palmes plats 6, Uppsala

Exotic Drinks in a Picturesque Quarter

Restaurang Che

Restaurang Che is a lively restaurant located in the picturesque St Eriksgränd. The outdoor dining area is inviting and creates a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Here you can enjoy authentic Caribbean and Cuban dishes along with exotic cocktails.

S:t Eriks torg 4, Uppsala

Among Plants and Flowers in the Botanical Garden

Café Victoria

Café Victoria is located in the Botanical Garden and offers a relaxing oasis in the middle of the city. A perfect place for a coffee or light lunch under the parasol in the shade of all the sprouting plants. The menu includes homemade cakes, sandwiches, and salads, and there is a wide selection of coffee and tea. For those thirsty for rosé or a cold beer, that’s also on the menu. It’s an ideal place to enjoy the greenery and tranquility.

Norbyvägen 12, Uppsala

Asian Influences in the City

Asian Square

Right on Stora Torget, in the old Town Hall building, lies Asian Square, also known as ASQ. There are parasols providing shade for those who wish to cool down on hot summer days. Enjoy good food and ambitious cocktails with Asian influences, while people watching the lively city center from the comfort of your seat.

Stora Torget, Uppsala

Cooling Shade with History


Domtrappkällaren offers a wind free spot in the shadow, in the historic parts of Uppsala. Eat your al fresco dinner surrounded by of some of Uppsala’s oldest and most beautiful buildings. The menu contains classic Swedish dishes, and the wine list is impressive, with a large selection from the restaurant’s own wine cellar.

St Eriks torg 15, Uppsala

Fika in Uppsala

Garden Cafés

Coffee + gardens = summer at its best! Discover Uppsala’s best garden cafés.