The coffee scene in Helsinki is buzzing right now with independent roasters, small cafes and places full of Scandi-cool. The Finns love their coffee, so you won’t be stuck for a good brew while you’re here.
Sit in and relax or grab a coffee to go from any of these seven spots for a guaranteed perfect cup… These are hands down the best coffee shops in the city.
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Good Life Coffee have a carefully selected range of high grade beans that they combine with precise procedures and what they call a “no bullshit” take on roasting and brewing. It works. They also say that life is too short for “weak” coffee – which is something that’s very hard to argue with.
This small shop is still run in the same garage where they first started roasting beans, and it comes without any of the fancy trimmings, food or prestige of some coffee shops. Hear all about the type of coffee you are drinking and get to know the down and dirty of it all.
This adorable traditional red cottage cafe brings a part of Finnish countryside to the middle of Helsinki. It’s famous for its cinnamon buns, blueberry pie and other delicacies, all of which taste even better washed down with a cup of their fresh hot coffee.
Rupla is a fun, creative space that combines an art gallery, exhibition space, yoga, vintage shop and cafe all in one. They serve coffee that comes straight from their own roastery, so it’s as fresh and flavourful as can possibly be.
A really great Nordic speciality coffee roaster and cafe, they slow roast all their coffee by hand in small batches. Plus, you can feel good about it too – they source their beans using a Direct Trade model, which is based on long-term cooperation with farmers and producers, mutual openness and fair prices.
Siili is a summer café in Helsinki’s historic Käpylä neighborhood who use the award-winning Square Mile coffee from London. The beautiful woodland setting and cute wooden lodge makes it a must-see coffee spot.
This cosy container coffee shop is located in the heart of the docks. The loveliest thing about this café is its huge terrace, which has beautiful views out to the sea. Sitting here on a summer’s afternoon with their fresh coffee is perfection.