If you google “Stockholm”, I bet the first picture will be of Gamla Stan (Old City), which is the center of tourism in Stockholm. And rightfully so, it’s the best neighborhood to spend the day in. There are many little nooks with cafes and tiny shops. One of the best is Café Kladdkakan (Stora Nygatan 32, Stockholm, Sweden). It is nestled nicely in the middle of Gamla Stan. Kladdkaka translates loosely to “sticky cake”. Café Kladdkakan has multiple different types of kladdkaka to choose from. I enjoyed a Nutella version while my travel buddy had one topped with berries. Both were delightful. The mugs and plates were cutely mismatched in a way that reminds you of your grandmother’s kitchen. Since the café is in the center of the most touristy part of the city, the prices are not exactly student-budget friendly. Don’t expect to sit and occupy a table for hours. There is a constant turnover of customers, especially those in tour groups. Gamla Stan is a neighborhood with a rich history. You can start your day in Gamla Stan with a free walking tour to gain some background on the area. Walk around and you can explore the neighborhood that many actors, Nobel Prize winners and ABBA members once called home. Gamla Stan is also home to one of the best free museums. In the basement of the Royal Palace is the Royal Armory, which is free to the public. There are the usual “royal armory” artifacts (swords, breastplates, etc.) but the museum also includes some clothing from the royal family, which was intriguing. There was even a free exhibit about the forbidden love between Marie Antoinette and Axel von Fersen, which it was well done.