Coffee is a very popular drink in Helsinki. On average, each Finn drinks four cups a day. However, until recently it was difficult to find a spot with really flavorful espresso in the city. But fortunately, over the last few years the situation has changed entirely. Since recently, Finnish baristas participate in international coffee championships and work on probation in the best coffee houses around the world. Therefore, nowadays Helsinki offers a lot of coffee houses, where you can enjoy excellent coffee. You can find them in the following list…
Johan & Nyström
Johan & Nyström is the only Finnish subsidiary of the famous Swedish coffee house in Stockholm offering first-class espresso. The location is ideal: you can visit the Cathedral there and enjoy fascinating panoramic views of the bay. Swedish pedantry is noticeable in everything – whether it is a laconic design or excellent coffee, which is prepared at Johan & Nyström according to all rules and following a strict ritual.
Summertime bonus is an open-air terrace with a relaxing view of the sea and graceful sailing yachts. Johan & Nyström is a nice spot to make a stop during a day of sightseeing, admire panoramas of Helsinki and enjoy ice-latte or matcha green tea latte.
Address: Kanalkajen 7 C
Coordinates: 60.169038, 24.960372
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Sävy is a veteran among the city’s coffee houses, and certainly the most popular cafe in Kallio district. You can taste there not the usual filtrated coffee, but pure and strong drink. There were times when it was simply impossible to find a free table in the morning. Sävy is owned by a family couple, this coffee house features very cozy ambience.
Address: Aleksis Kiven katu 12
Coordinates: 60.189260, 24.958603
Operating hours: Monday-Thursday 7.30am-6pm, Friday 7.30am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday closed
Caffi is not even a cafe, but a ‘pit-stop’ in the heart of the city – between the Kiasma Museum and the Kamppi shopping center. However, this is the spot where you will find the best coffee in a radius of half a kilometer from Helsinki city center.
You can choose grains for your coffee by yourself. Of course, don’t forget to indulge yourself with candied fruits in chocolate or other sweets available there. By the way, Caffi also offers one of the most precious coffee varieties in the world – Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.
Address: Mannerheimintie 22-24
Coordinates: 60.170520, 24.935454
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday closed
It’s rather shop than a café. It sells coffee, coffee machines and various related products. However, it is the only place in Helsinki, where you can drink an excellent espresso for only 1 euro – this is the cheapest coffee-place in the city. The owners of Kaffecentralen prefer the Italian serve: dark roasting and appropriate approach to the Italian espresso. Remember this name, as Kaffecentralen can be found in different parts of Helsinki, and each establishment offers a really tasty coffee.
Address: Fredrikinkatu 59
Coordinates: 60.167768, 24.932408
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday closed
GoodLife Coffee offers delicious, quality coffee and excellent croissants. The local espresso is so good that in addition to the coffee, it is also sold in the form of grains in the package. GoodLife Coffee specializes in filter coffee and provides an extensive selection of beans.
The major secret of delicious coffee serving in Good Life is carefully selected first-class coffee beans combined with experienced procedures of roasting and brewing. That’s why their coffee is always one of the best in the whole Helsinki.
Address: Kolmas linja 17
Coordinates: 60.182932, 24.948099
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday closed
Well, all the coffee houses of Helsinki are so different and so inviting. Finns are experts in making coffee and offers numerous establishments to enjoy it. So, don’t miss to indulge yourself by visiting any of the above-mentioned coffee houses during your next trip to Helsinki.
Want to find your favorite coffee house effortlessly? Then rent a car in Helsinki and set the corresponding coordinates in the GPS device.