Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Oulu

Rooster

Inside a beautiful wooden building, Rooster has a minimalist Finnish-design interior. Burgers, such as its Lohiburgeri (salmon, marinated fennel and horseradish mayo), Vuohenjuustoburgeri (beef, grilled goat's chees…
Top Choice Pizza in Mariehamn

Pub Niska

Star chef Michael 'Micke' Björklund of Smakbyn is the brains behind this plåtbröd (Åland-style pizza) restaurant in the maritime quarter. Toppings are diverse and delicious, including favourites such as cold-smoked …
Top Choice Cafe in Koli National Park

Alamaja

Right on the lake's shore at Koli harbour, this rust-red, double-storey timber building has two terraces overlooking the water (or, in winter, ice) and some of the best food for miles around: reindeer steaks with li…
Top Choice Cafe in Lahti

Kahvila Oskari

An intoxicating aroma of sugar and spices greets patrons as they enter this cute cafe in an old-timer house, making it almost obligatory to order a bun, brownie or indulgently rich slice of cake with your tea and co…
Top Choice Market in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Vanha Kauppahalli

Alongside the harbour, this is Helsinki's iconic market hall. Built in 1888 it’s still a traditional Finnish market, with wooden stalls selling local flavours such as liquorice, Finnish cheeses, smoked salmon and he…
Top Choice Cafe in Kamppi & Töölö

Cafe Regatta

In a marvellous waterside location, this historic rust-red wooden cottage is scarcely bigger than a sauna, but has great outdoor seating on the bay. You can hire a canoe or paddleboards alongside, buy sausages and g…
Top Choice Cafe in Brändö

Café Kvarnen

It's worth a special trip to tiny Jurmo to sample the organic steak at wonderful Café Kvarnen, near the pier. The steak is sourced from local long-haired highland cattle and seasoned with island herbs. Other delicac…
Top Choice Cafe in Mikkeli

Kahvila Nanda

Bestowing new life on a previously derelict row of old timber houses, this chic cafe is a popular midweek lunch and coffee stop. Claim an armchair and settle down to enjoy the soup and salad buffet (€9.90) or choose…
Cafe in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Story

At the heart of Helsinki's historic harbourside market hall Vanha Kauppahalli, this sparkling cafe sources its produce from the surrounding stalls. Breakfast (oven-baked barley porridge, eggs Benedict) gives way to …
Cafe in Saariselkä

Restaurant Kaunispään Huippu

Attached to the Kaunispään Huippu arts-and-crafts shop, this panoramic restaurant on top of Kaunispää fell has views across to Russia. Smoked-reindeer mousse with blackcurrant sauce, willow-grouse breast with Inarij…