Finnish in Porvoo

Wanha Laamanni

Top of the town in both geographic and culinary terms, this old judges’ chambers serves up a short menu of classy Finnish favourites and a rather tasty six-course surprise menu (€60). The building itself is a rambli…
Finnish in Porvoo


In the heart of the Old Town, this well-loved restaurant specialises in slow food: locally farmed snails (€18 for a dozen) prepared with garlic or cheese. There’s also other tasty Finnish cuisine, served in quaint d…
Cafe in Porvoo

Café Helmi

A kindly Russian grandmother would happily take tea from the distinctive lilac-and-white cups in the courtyard of this Tsarist teahouse. It does one of the best Runeberg tarts, but regular cakes and chocolates will …
Confectioner in Porvoo


It’s worth the trip from Helsinki just for one of Finland’s most acclaimed sweet shops, makers of legendary chocolate and liquorice delights.