Broken Stockholm is the quintessential American diner. If that meant a quirky, stylish space with oodles of charm and great grub. If only. But Broken Stockholm is all the better for being an upward (albeit sleek Nordic) twist on a classic. The white tile walls gleam, with polaroids stuck at one end, a stag head on another. But it’s not just the head, at Broken Stockholm you might just see a life-size deer. And pink flamingos. Like we said, it’s a quirky space.
Boothes here are a dusky shade of sky blue, with rich, gleaming wooden bar stools to one side, and exposed piping overhead. The floor, meanwhile, is simple concrete. After all, it is just a floor. And with so much to see at eye level, why look down? Drop mosaic lights illuminate the booth areas and big painted numbers let your servers know which table you’re sat at. Simple, but it’ll mean you get your juicy burgers and finger-licking wings all the sooner.
Even though the menu is concise, it can be hard to choose from. Do you pick a bacon cheeseburger or a slab of baby back ribs? A generous Club Sandwich and some buffalo wings – or should you opt for the nachos? Decisions, decisions. The mains here come with golden, crispy fries and a big ol’ dollop of coleslaw though, so at least you’re sure of that.
Happily, this take on an American diner doesn’t just serve black coffee. There’s a great drinks menu featuring wines, beers and milkshakes (classic vanilla, strawberry or chocolate). And even a couple of tantalising cocktails, like the frozen margarita, which comes served in either a glass or a pitcher. But if you’re visiting Broken Stockholm with some friends, the bucket of Coronas will be your friend. You could even up the classy quotient and serenely sip a glass of Champagne as you chow down.