Fika, sweets & coffee

Ice Cream and Gelato in Uppsala

Summer is synonymous with ice cream, that’s a given. Here, you’ll find Uppsala’s best ice cream spots – both where the gelato or ice cream is worth a detour, and some places where the surroundings enhance the experience.

Glassbaren at Saluhallen

This ice cream bar, located outside the entrance of Uppsala Saluhall (The Market Hall), boasts a majestic view of Uppsala Cathedral. If you’re out exploring Uppsala’s historic attractions, this is definitely the perfect pit stop for ice cream. You’ll find a wide range of flavors here – and if you happen to see the coffee ice cream on the menu, it’s a hot (or rather cold) tip. You can actually enjoy ice cream here all year round, during the winter months you just need to step inside the charming market hall.

Saluhallen, Vattugränd 1, Uppsala

Joey's Gelato

After spending several summers in Italy and Croatia, founder Josef fell in love with artisanal ice cream and is now dedicated to create “the best gelato in town”. The newly opened Joey’s Gelato is located in a orangery-style in a glasshouse below Uppsala Castle, overlooking the city park. Grab a table here or take your ice cream and relax in the nearby park.

Sjukhusvägen 5A, Uppsala

Axel & Gren

Axel & Gren is a charming farm shop that offers high-quality organic artisanal ice cream. Located a short ride outside of central Uppsala, this place is definitely worth a little trip for those who want to experience rural charm while enjoying fantastic ice cream. The frozen treat is made by Sänkdalens farm and Guteglass, with 18 flavors to choose from. Top it off with organic caramel sauces from Börslycke farm. During the season, you can also visit the farm’s self-pick for organic corn and sunflowers.

Stabby 186, Uppsala

Tantens Gröna Parkcafé – Gula Villan

Gula Villan is a popular spot for both families and couples looking for a peaceful break in a green setting. They offer ice cream from major suppliers. The villa has a fantastic location in the middle of the city park. Sit at the outdoor seating or stroll through the park’s beautiful surroundings and find a bench to people-watch.
Stadsträdgården, Uppsala


Anders and Johanna, who run Lokal, have created an inclusive meeting place in one of Uppsala’s beautiful brick houses. In the cozy residential area of Luthagen, Lokal offers a relaxing environment just a short walk from the city center. Here, you can enjoy a range of ice cream flavors from Sänkdalens Glass. Great coffee, chilled drinks, and focaccia are also on the menu.

Geijersgatan 23A, Uppsala

Café Tar

Café Tar is a true gem for lovers of Italian coffee and gelato! Located on Sysslomansgatan, a street filled with nice cafés, bars, and independent shops, this café offers a cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy authentic Italian gelato in classic flavors like pistachio, lemon, and chocolate. Pair your ice cream with a perfectly brewed espresso or cappuccino and sit on the sunny terrace.

Sysslomansgatan 9, Uppsala

Landings Konditori

Landings Konditori is an established spot in the pedestrian area of central Uppsala. They make their own ice cream and gelato, and with imaginative ice cream desserts in various flavors and designs, the ice cream here is not only delicious but also beautiful to look at. It’s the perfect place for a break during a shopping trip!

Kungsängsgatan 5, Uppsala

Ofvandahls Hovkonditori

Another historic café that has joined the ice cream wave is Ofvandahls. This café has been a favorite among writers and poets for generations, and today, a diverse crowd comes here to sink into the charming vintage sofas for some delicious ice cream or a classic pastry.

Sysslomansgatan 5, Uppsala


Svelato started at the home of Benyaa and Andrei when their daughter was sick and only wanted ice cream. This sparked the idea that became Uppsala’s first gelateria. Svelato is located in a cozy spot in Bälinge, about a 20-minute drive from central Uppsala. The gelato is made on-site, so you can follow the whole process in the shop. The flavors offered varies with the seasons – delicious berry flavors in summer, and a chance to try for example saffron ice cream or semla gelato in winter.

Bälinge-Väsby 6, Bälinge

Güntherska Hovkonditori & Schweizeri

Güntherska is a renowned bakery in Uppsala that apart from beautiful cakes, pastries, bread and pizza also makes its own ice cream. You’ll find several classic flavors, as well as some more experimental ones – all delicious, so dare to try at least one flavor out of your comfort zone when ordering! With the lovely outdoor seating located by the river, it’s a perfect stop for a scenic ice cream break.

Östra Ågatan 31, Uppsala