Fika [fee-ka] is an essential part of the Swedish culture and lifestyle. The basic meaning is to have a coffee break, but fika is more than that. It’s about socialising and taking a break in the day together with people you like. Most Swedes take time to fika at least once a day, often twice. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. It can be savoured at home, at work or in a café. Accompanying sweets are crucial. Cinnamon buns, cakes, cookies, or open sandwiches pass as acceptable fika fare.