As FIKA continues to expand their physical presence throughout New York City, they continue to raise the bar and prove that quality is the core of their business. Master baker and executive pastry chef Robert Tell was announced by an industry trade group as one of top 10 bakers in America.

Made fresh daily in their midtown bakery, FIKA continues to create traditional Swedish classics with modern twists, creating unique tasting combinations and displays with their chocolates.

This announcement follows Master chocolatier Hakan Martensson's recent win of three gold and two silver medals in the prestigious 2014 International Chocolate Awards, held in London, for FIKA.

To showcase their skilled Swedish artisans and product line, FIKA opened the doors of their largest space to date in December 2014. The 2-story space located at 824 Tenth Avenue serves as a new open bakery, cafe and event space, which will also act as the company's headquarters. The open bakery will allow for an expanded line of breads, cakes, pastries, and new bread & pastry making classes, as well as a full catering kitchen.

FIKA is an American success story born from Swedish tradition and appreciation of quality coffee. FIKA's quality slow-roasted Swedish style coffee, artisanal handcrafted pastries and chocolates resonate with New Yorkers – the brand has expanded to 13 locations from the Financial District to the Upper West Side, including a Tribeca chocolate factory, a Midtown bakery and a successful online and wholesale business in less than a decade. Everything they sell is made in house and by hand, working with local suppliers and vendors whenever possible. Select FIKA items can also be found at Whole Foods and Dean & Deluca.