It's been a little less than a year since a small, nameless Swedish-style cafe opened on Fifth Avenue between Degraw and Sackett. Its owners, Stockholm-born Per Englander and business partner Ronny Kaj, wanted to introduce the Slope to Swedish-style coffee, which is medium-bodied, with a light finish, as well as custom-made baked goods and Swedish snacks like kanelbulle (cinnamon buns) and marzipans.
Within a couple months they'd settled on a name and also opened a second outpost, on the Lower East Side. Konditori simply translates to "coffee shop" in Swedish, and their brand is apparently one that's really catching on. Opening soon will be the Slope's second Konditori, coming to the space last occupied by 4 and a Tail Pet Shop, on Seventh Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets.