Rytmi is a relaxed place where during the day you can read your paper in peace. The red walls are covered with works from changing art exhibitions and the music is good – after all, the place is called Rhythm.
During the day the café/bar doubles as an office for many young and creative Kallio dwellers who come to Rytmi to work and have meetings. In the evening when the mood of the place gets more vibrant, they meet up there just for the fun of it.
You too can blend in by booting up your laptop. Just remember to stop every once in a while to fill up your coffee cup and to stare out on to the street through the wall to wall windows in search for inspiration. If you don’t have your own laptop with you, you can always use the free public one.
I’ve frequented Rytmi since my high school years and appreciate the relaxed, no-nonsense attitude of the staff, but maybe a heads up is good for any newcomers: you’ll get what you want, just usually with no fuss nor smiles.
Rytmi serves some small sandwiches, piadinas and quiche, but if hunger strikes you, I’d recommend strutting across the crossing to the vegetarian restaurant Silvoplee (check the Silvoplee article).