Ritorno has been the same since its opening in the 1930′s. It has most of its original décor, traditional menu and even some of its original clientele. In other words it’s a Stockholm institution as far as cafés go.
But most of all it’s a classic bakery, konditori. Here you’ll find the seasonal specialties alongside classic desserts and foods. Don’t be too modern and order an espresso based coffee drink, but rather go for the strong brewed coffee served in a large coffee kettle. Try the classic meatball sandwich with beetroot salad or the sausage and egg sandwich. Go retro!
As far as ambiance goes, a lot of people come to Ritorno to study or read because the general pace is much slower here than in the rest of the city. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that there’s barely any mobile signal in the back of the café and natural light is also a bit scarce, but time does move a bit slower when you’re at Ritorno.