After structural damage shuttered Galao for an entire summer, a large section of Stuttgart’s creative elite felt as if it had lost its living room. Back from the open-ended hiatus, the café’s relaxed, local clientele is back to basking in the tight-knit atmosphere and enjoying fresh, ever-changing menus. The regulars confirm the cult status of their favorite destination for breakfast and coffee near Marienplatz by never talking about how nice it is there. They should know that the upholstered chairs, cozy nooks and tiny tables simply can’t accommodate everyone who appreciates a good glass of wine and fine conversation. A regular program for art, events and concerts is central to the location’s identity and brings its tribe together at regular intervals.