Updated: 2017-03-27.

Fika is a Swedish concept and institution which essentially boils down to taking about a half hour to sit down with a coffee (usually) or other beverage, accompanying it with something sweet, such as a cinnamon bun, muffin, or cake. It is meant to be somewhat social, whether it be with friends or family or coworkers; often, fika can also be used as a simple date. The most important idea of fika, though it revolves around the coffee/beverage and sweets/food, is the communion and socializing aspect of it.

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