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This top double-sided spot transforms itself throughout the day...
An Oulu institution, this cafe takes the venerability award; the first Katri was founded in 1880...
An art nouveau cafe with an excellent salad selection and staffed by an adjoining restaurant school.
Stop for salmon soup at pierside Café Tankar on Tankar Island.
Sure, it’s inside a shopping mall, but this is a pleasant, homely cafe serving real espresso as well as pastas, focaccia, sandwiches, salads and a good Thai curry.
This perpetually popular cafe serves some of the town's best coffee, salads, sandwiches and a dish-of-the-day lunch, and segues into an after-work drinks hang-out as the day progresses.
A public living room, this ‘culture cafe’ has live music, readings, performances, art exhibits, coffee and pastries in a retro lounge.
Everyone crowds into this central cafe for indulgent cakes and well-priced lunches. The terrace is irresistible when the sun’s shining.
Young beautiful people crowd into this central cafe for the indulgent cakes and well-priced lunches. The terrace is undeniable when the sun’s shining and the beer’s flowing.
This smashing cafe-cultural centre is the best hang-out in town, with a relaxed atmosphere, well-spaced tables, chilled-out music and a grassy courtyard garden...
Across the footbridge to the small island Kyrkholmen is a tiny summer cafe in a nicely preserved old building; coffee and waffles are the speciality but there are also sandwiches and other snacks.
This modern, arty place has cool design, great-value specials – usually a hearty dish of pasta with a beer – and live music some nights.
It's a surprise to find this artfully modern designer place here: a reindeer pelt collage on the grey concrete wall is the only concession to place...
The café in the Arktikum does a good-value soup-and-salad lunch plus a daily hot dish. It closes Mondays when the museum does.
The best central option at lunchtimes, when it doles out portions of warming and traditional Finnish comfort food like stews (sometimes with elk), or fried muikku (vendace, or whitefish, a small lake fish)...
Fresh, imaginative salads, dish-of-the-day lunches with a Mediterranean lean, some of the best coffee in town and scrumptous cakes await at this popular vegetarian cafe.
This restaurant-bar does a meaty menu that runs from burgers to liver in a lingonberry sauce. It’s a large joint with an always popular bar.
This wonderfully central spot attracts an older crowd with Swedish pastries and sandwiches for lunch, and more substantial dinners such as plank-grilled salmon on a bed of horseradish and mussels...
Huge, healthy salads, such as a 'protein monster' (bell pepper, bacon, egg, chicken, tuna, salmon, seeds and nuts), and a daily special (anything from pesto chicken pasta to haloumi with chickpea salsa or smoked salm...
Order from a menu of foccacias, cakes and pies (including the tasty mozzarella-and-pesto pie) while your dog chooses a dog burger or a dog biscuit. Barking mad!
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