|Konditori Valand, Stockholm: Classic 60s Swedish Cafeteria styling|
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Konditori Valand, Stockholm
M Jonholt writes: "Valand is owned by an engaging German lady called Magdalena Åström... Her (Swedish) husband Stellan Åström designed this beautiful cafe in 1954.
Tourists, designers, artists, actors and cultural workers all come here to see this wonder...
Everything is original... lovely little fridges with red dots, the floor, the chairs... the walls... the Campbell soupwarmer... fabulous..."
Mark Hargreaves writes: "I found the stunningly beautiful Cafe Valand in Stockholm when I was living there and picking up my daughter from the nursery nearby... took great pleasure visiting on wintry days...
It is absolutely unchanged since the 50s - apart from the cakes...
Valand is 'L' shaped with mostly dark-wood furnishings and has a pronounced 'film noir' feel about it.
The counter as you enter has mirrors and neon, an ancient cash register, a coffee machine and a wonderful glass display case of cakes arranged painfully neatly across the shelves...
Magdalena can be a little possessive about the
cafe until she gets to know you... Sometimes
she lets the place out
to photoshoots and commercials."
Pix: Mats Jonholt
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