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How often do you find yourself taking a coffee break to indulge in the ritual of conversation ... accompanied by something sweet or savory? This ritual is the basis for FIKA NYC, a chain of cafes in Manhattan and Brooklyn that first opened in 2006. Fika is Swedish word meaning, of course, coffee. However, it's a strange word because it's both a noun and a verb. It can mean "coffee" or "drink coffee." Fika, then, is a Swedish take on the cafe. In addition to their coffee, you'll find Swedish treats made by Hakan Martensson, Fika's master chocolatier. Don't have time for indulgent coffee break? Then consider picking up one of Fika's gorgeous gift baskets -- the perfect present to bring home to loved ones. Fika is located on Washington St, just a five minute walk from Hotel Hugo.

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