One of my favourite places to sit back with a cup of coffee and do some work is Café Fika in Forres.
The Swedish style café serves lovely organic and Fairtrade filter coffee, organic teas and organic hot chocolate. They also offer cakes and biscuits, that change daily, that consist of gluten free and vegan options. There are also delicious homemade Swedish style cinnamon buns available for a special treat on Fridays.
If you fancy more than a quick cuppa and a cake, they also have vegetarian and vegan soups, homemade sourdough, with vegetarian quiche and salads available on Thursdays and Fridays.
This café is a great alternative stop from the usual food and drink served in cafés. It doesn’t serve your usual lattes, mochas, cappuccinos etc, but what you do get is a tasty filter coffee that is refilled, a range of teas and a lovely organic hot chocolate.
On my most recent visit I had my usual cup of coffee to fuel me for a bit of work and a nice vegan Brownie, because sod the diet! The Brownie had lovely flakes of coconut in and felt a lot less sweet than a regular Brownie, therefore I didn’t feel so bad about breaking my diet.
The owners of Café Fika are a lovely couple who are always happy to have a nice chat. You are guaranteed a warm welcome at Fika, as well as a full warm cup of coffee, as the staff will top up your cup for free!
The constant coffee refills and the relaxed atmosphere in the Swedish style café makes it the perfect place to relax unwind, switch off from the outside world or stick your head down and get some work done. There isn’t too many tables, so it is never overcrowded or overly busy, which helps with trying to relax or trying to concentrate.
Café Fika is also a great place to inspire creativity. There are regular poetry readings from local poets, a great alternative way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Beautiful artwork by Swedish illustrators line the walls as well, which are great to admire while you enjoy your coffee.
Café Fika is only a 15 minute drive from your stay at Carden Cottages, and there is free parking not far away.