Its not wrong to claim that fika is a social institution in Sweden. A fika often feels unconstrained, and kind of unconditional. You know, we can meet up for fika with an old friend or maybe a new one. And over coffee and a pastry we socialize and connect with each other.
We make inspiring decisions over a cup of coffee. No milk, just black. We make plans and initiate projects with a latté in our hands. We are right here, right now, with a cup of steaming hot tea. And if we want to do it right, we do it with a pastry on the side. Yes, some people say that a fika is no fika, without a sweet pastry to nibble on.