Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Koli National Park

Alamaja

Right on the lakeshore 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 lingo…
Top Choice Cafe in Eckerö

Bodegan

Right on the pier, this atmospheric little place is perfect for a drink while watching the sun set over the red creaking boathouses. But above all it's worth a visit for its food: marinated salmon with mustard sauce…
Top Choice Cafe in Brändö

Café Kvarnen

Organic steaks from Jurmo's long-haired highland cattle seasoned with island herbs are the speciality of the wonderful Café Kvarnen near the pier, along with homemade sausauges, burgers, locally caught fish and fant…
Cafe in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Story

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

Karl Fazer Café

Founded in 1891 and fronted by a striking art-deco facade, this cavernous classic cafe is the flagship for Fazer's chocolate empire. The glass cupola reflects sound, so locals say it’s a bad place to gossip. It's id…
Cafe in Savonlinna

Café Alegria

Artworks from monthly changing exhibitions are for sale at this snug cafe. Dishes range from scrambled eggs with reindeer blood sausage to goats cheese tarts and home-baked cakes (cherry-chocolate; blueberry and car…
Cafe in Turku

CaféArt

With freshly ground coffee, prize-winning baristas, a beautifully elegant interior and artistic sensibility, CaféArt is an ideal place to get your caffeine fix, but be sure not to miss its cakes, which include seabu…
Cafe in Savonlinna

Kahvila Saima

Set inside a duck egg blue–painted wooden villa with stained-glass windows, and opening to a wide terrace out the back, this charmingly old-fashioned cafe is adorned with striped wallpaper and serves Finnish favouri…
Cafe in Northern Lapland

Tieva-Baari

A great coffee-and-petrol stop between eastern and western Lapland, 105km from Inari on the road to Kittilä, this curious cafe sits in the hamlet of Pokka, proud to be Finland's coldest place, having registered a ch…
Cafe in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Café Ursula

Offering majestic sea views, this cafe looks over the Helsinki archipelago and has marvellous outside seating. In winter you can sit in the modern interior and watch the ice on the sea. It's a posh lunch stop with g…