January 28, 2016
A cup of coffee and a slice of art at Lokal premium
It was a cold and stormy day.. or at least the snowiest day I can remember, that I decided to make my way from the other side of town to Punavuori to take a peek at the latest exhibition at one of my favorite small gallery spaces. On my way over, running across not just one […]
June 1, 2015
5 reasons to visit Chotto Matte Tea Room premium
Update: 11.5.2016: Chotto Matte is now part of Olo-huone boutique which is now located in Kruununhaka area, address: Liisankatu 6. I recommend you to visit the Facebook page and naturally on the spot. *** Have youever tasted tea made from Finnish wild herbs and berries? If not, you should pay a visit to Chotto Matte Tea Room […]
November 3, 2014
Japanese creative businesses in Helsinki 1/5: MAJA Coffee Roastery premium
Over the years I have been living in Helsinki, I have often met Japanese people who were and are deeply enthusiastic about Finnish culture, regardless of the thousands different reasons why they first came to Finland. As I am myself a culture appreciator, I decided to dig into it. What is the aspect of Finnish […]
August 3, 2014
10 favorite flavors in Helsinki premium
My Helsinki tastes like… Coffee In summertime, the fastest and easiest way to get to know Helsinki’s coffee culture is to visit one of the kiosks in town. One of my personal favorites is located next to Pitkäsilta bridge, on Unioninkatu street. There one might even receive a poem as a thank you for one’s […]
July 23, 2014
The hidden treasures of Helsinki premium
Helsinki is small but full of surprises. Expecially in the summer it offers so much that even a local might not follow. On this list you will find some of the hidden treasures of Helsinki, that you need to visit now that summer awakens the city. Signora Delizia A lovely yellow kiosk in the Tove […]
April 11, 2013
The temple of coffee Cafetoria offers Finnish coffee roasting factory services with a Latin heart at the root of the “Rock Church” premium
At the roots of Temppeliaukio Church (also known as the Rock Church), which belongs to the top 5 sights in Helsinki, lies the interesting and exciting café and showroom called Cafetoria. A coffee roasting factory bearing the same name is behind this café and showroom.  The idea that got started during a holiday in Latin-America […]
October 23, 2012
Virka is four years old premium
Virka celebrates 4th anniversary in Helsinki City Hall on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 from 15 to 18 hrs. The birthday party is crammed with entertainments for all ages. Cakes and coffee await gourmets. Professor Heljä Liukko-Sundström, the all-time favourite of Finns will guide people in her jubilee exhibition and as a special treat, the  vocal […]
May 21, 2012
Skanno Café offers eye candy for design lovers by a cup of coffee premium
Since the beginning of this year, one of Helsinki’s longest streets, Mannerheimintie has been graced by a colorful and fresh café in the middle of the city’s busiest area. Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo is a young but experienced artisan coffee roasting factory which espresso bar Skanno Café operates inside the interior design store Skanno. Thanks to their […]
March 23, 2012
Enjoy the combination of a coffee and flower shop at Fleuriste! premium
The beautiful flower arrangement in café Fleuriste’s window gives the passer-by a clue of what is in store on the inside. The sympathetic owner has successfully combined a coffee and flower shop in the Design District Helsinki – what a lovely idea! The owner says that she got the idea for the café from her […]