I lived in Stockholm for two years but I totally missed out on this cafe! Cafe Valand was opened in 1954 by Magdalena and her husband Stellan Åström whom also designed it. The cafe is located in the cute and lively area Vasastaden in Stockholm where it has sat frozen in time with its stylish wooden walls, signs, machines and tables for over five decades and is still owned and operated by Magdalena and Stellan.
I highly suggest you give the place a personal visit on your next trip to Stockholm and enjoy this time piece which hopefully will stand for another 50 years.
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…(Source)