Semlor Buns Available at Johan’s Joe, A Swedish Cafe in West Palm Beach, FL Until Easter Sunday

Every year on Fat Tuesday, or Fettisdagen, it is tradition in Sweden to consume at least one Semla Bun before the fasting period of Lent begins. Johan’s Joe, a Swedish cafe in West Palm Beach, FL is offering Semla Buns every weekend, Friday through Sunday until Easter. A Semla Bun is a soft, cardamom-flavored wheat bun filled with almond-paste, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar; sometimes these buns are enjoyed with warm milk. Traditionally, they were only eaten on Fat Tuesday, and are even referred to as “Fat Tuesday-buns.” However, they are so desirable that today Semlor Buns (plural for Semla) are eaten on a daily basis from Christmas until Easter. 

Fat Tuesday serves as a day to indulge in feasts and treats before Lent, the Christian fasting period, which begins the following day and lasts until Easter. This tradition of enjoying Semlor Buns has been around since the 16th century and is still incredibly popular. However, Swedes became more lenient on the strict observance of Lent and today Semlor Buns are consumed by enthusiasts often as a seasonal celebration. Between Christmas and Easter, Semlor Buns can be found in bakeries all over Sweden. 

Johan’s Joe, a Swedish cafe in West Palm Beach, FL is now offering authentic Semlor Buns, a traditional Swedish pastry, every Friday through Sunday until Easter. Pair a Semla Bun with the Thin Mint Latte Drink of the Month for a delicious combination. Semlor Buns are available in person and they are also available for pre-order 24 hours in advance by calling Johan’s Joe at (561) 808-5090 or by emailing the store owner, Laura, at

Tiramisu Latte in West Palm Beach

Another tasty, originally crafted latte in West Palm Beach – Enjoy our Tiramisu Drink of the Month. This specialty latte is flavored with amaretto, mocha, and hints of cocoa, giving your taste buds a sweet treat to sip on! Pair this with one of our bakery items like the strawberry, blueberry, or chocolate croissant. This drink will be available all month (February 2023) long! Johans Joe Swedish Restaurant and Coffee house is located: 401 S Dixie HWY #3, WPB, FL 33401.

Swedish Restaurant in West Palm Beach – Johan’s Joe Drink of the Month January 2023

Johan’s Joe restaurant in West Palm Beach offers the “Turtle Latte” as the featured drink of the month. This latte is created with a unique balance of butter pecan and mocha flavors. It has a double shot of espresso and is topped with whipped cream, pecan crumbles and a caramel drizzle. Start you day off right with a morning coffee from Johan’s Joe. Check out our full list of drinks in our online menu.

The chocolate candy, DeMet’s Turtles, have been a staple in the United States since they were created in Chicago in 1918 and sold by DeMet’s Candy Company. The classic combination of chocolate, caramel and nuts led to the creation of many other well-known candy bars we enjoy today. The shape and texture of the pecan resembles a turtle shell, which gave the candy its name.

Johan’s Joe uses the famous chocolate treat as inspiration and reinvents it as a delicious, warm or cold, latte. The base of the drink is Swedish coffee, which has a strong and full bodied taste, that is flavorful all on its own. When paired with the rich sweetness of caramel, mocha and the crunchiness of the pecan toppings, you’ll not only have your caffeine fix, but dessert in a cup! Each month Johan’s Joe creates a unique drink of the month for their guests to try. Pop into the cafe to try the drink of the month yourself.

Johan’s Joe is an authentic Swedish cafe serving coffee, baked goods, breakfast and lunch. The cafe in the heart of West Palm Beach has gluten and dairy free options so everyone in your group can enjoy a taste of Sweden. Johan’s Joes also provides catering, and the space is available for rent for you to host your next gathering in. Stay up to date with Johan’s Joe by following our social media pages.

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Holiday Catering

Save the stress and let us help cater your holiday celebrations this season! Offering a variety of traditional Swedish favorites from appetizers to entrees and desserts, holiday catering is available for pick-up or delivery in Palm Beach and Broward County. Centrally and conveniently located in downtown West Palm Beach, we are close to the Brightline and I-95, with an accessible parking lot behind the building for easy pickup.

Holiday Catering Items:

  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Rödbetsallad
  • Pickled Herring
  • Jansson
  • Saffron Buns
  • Prästost Cheese Wedge
  • Kalles Caviar

Click here to view the full list of holiday catering items and place your order today.

Order Details:

All pre-orders must be submitted by 4pm on December 18th, 2022.

Pickup from 9am to 3pm on December 23rd, 2022:

401 S Dixie Highway Ste. 3
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

*Delivery will be an additional $45 charge.

*Parking lot is located behind the building off Fern Street.

Preorder Thanksgiving Pastries From Johan’s Joe Swedish Cafe in Downtown West Palm Beach

We know how busy the holidays can be and sometimes Thanksgiving sneaks up on you quicker than ever. This year, we want to help relieve some of the stress by offering customers the chance to pre-order their favorite freshly baked Thanksgiving pastries from Johan’s Joe for the morning of and dessert. Located in the heart of Downtown West Palm Beach, we are close to the Brightline and I-95, with an accessible parking lot behind the building for easy pickup.


  • Assortment of baked pastries
  • Box of assorted muffins
  • Box of dessert bites

All pre-orders must be submitted by November 23rd, 2022, at 2pm.

Order Now via or 561.808.5090

Pickup at:

401 S Dixie Highway Ste. 3
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

*Parking lot is located behind the building off Fern Street.

Mad Hatter Event in Downtown West Palm Beach at Johan’s Joe

You’re Invited to a Very Important Date! A one of a kind tea experience event in downtown West Palm, featuring delectable hors d’oeuvres, tea sandwiches, desserts, & a theme costume contest! 

Join us October 29th from 4pm to 6pm at Johan’s Joe for a Mad Hatter Tea Party, hosted by Johan’s Joe & Royal Tea 2 You
$65 per person

From Royal Tea to You’s website: Royal Tea to You is a full-service custom tea party brought to you in the comfort of your home, business and/or private event.  Leaving you with nothing to do, but to invite your guests to experience some delicious tea and the finest assortments of finger sandwiches, scones and sweets.  All presented with elegant table settings. 

Mad Hatter Event in Downtown West Palm Beach at Johan's Joe

If you want to host your own event in downtown West Palm Beach you can contact our event coordinator at we look forward to helping you.

Wine Tasting Event: August 26th

Premium Johan’s Joe Wine Tasting Event

Friday, August 26th at 6pm, Tickets Required!

Enjoy an evening out of the ordinary with a unique wine tasting event featuring live music, a tasting of our favorite menu items, as well as exclusive wine deals!

Event Ticket Price: $45

Click below to purchase tickets!

West Palm Beach breakfast and lunch specials

Johan’s Joe is excited to introduce new West Palm Beach breakfast and lunch specials! Throughout the summer enjoy a new happy hour deal, saving 50% off select pastries from 1pm – 2pm daily, and two new food menu items available daily from 7am – 2pm. 

New food menu items:

·      Soup & Salad, $10.95: Bowl of the soup of the day with the choice of a Caesar or house salad

·      Mini Frittata with Breakfast Potatoes, $10.45: Choice of veggie frittata with spinach, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese or a meat frittata with bacon, ham, and cheddar cheese, both served with breakfast potatoes 

West Palm Beach breakfast and lunch specials
West Palm Beach Breakfast specials


“This summer, we wanted to spice things up and create some excitement around our food menu to give guests a couple more options that they can enjoy in-house or order online for pick-up and delivery!” says owner, Laura Klintberg.

Palm Beach breakfast and lunch specials

We are an authentic Swedish restaurant, providing delicious cuisine in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. Patrons of Johan’s Joe can enjoy breakfast and lunch daily from 7am to 2pm, offering a wide range of Swedish entrées with a modern twist.

Johan’s Joe Coffee of the Month June 2022

Every month Johan’s Joe offers a brand new, seasonal drink conceptualized by our master crafters behind the bar. This month, in honor of the beginning of summer, we are featuring a raspberry vanilla coffee as our drink of the month. Get your coffee in West Palm Beach at Johans Joe.