If you’re looking for a traditional Finnish experience and to visit one of the worlds cosiest cafes, here’s all the info on Cafe Regatta Helsinki.
Cafe Regatta Helsinki – The Worlds Cosiest Cafe
Cafe Regatta Helsinki is located just beside Sibelius Park, in the Töölö suburb of the capital.
It is around a 30 minute walk from Helsinki Central Railway Station.
If you don’t fancy walking, the closest tram stop is Töölön halli. Although it’s still a 800m walk to the entrance of the red cottage doors. Totally worth it though!
Cafe Regatta is open every day of the year!
Opening hours: 8am – 9pm
The title of this blog kind of explains it, but Cafe Regatta Helsinki is one of our fondest memories of our trip to Finland.
Located by the sea, the traditional red cottage cafe has brought a part of the Finnish countryside to the middle of Helsinki.
The cottage building was originally owned by the famous coffee family, Paulig. It was built in 1887 as a shed for their fishnets to be stored, next to the family’s villa.
From 1952 – 2002 there had been various summer cafes running in the building. That was until Cafe Regatta came along.
The cosy cafe is now famous for its fresh cinnamon buns, blueberry pie and other delicacies. Served in a charismatic and relaxed atmosphere, you will never experience anything like it.
We sat down amongst the locals one afternoon to enjoy a hot chocolate and escape the cold for half an hour and it was so refreshing. The quirky old decorations and rustic vibe really gave us a feel of traditional Finland.
Luxury – Hotel Kämp – Hotel Kämp is housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, opposite the Esplenade Park in the heart of . Guests enjoy free access to the Kämp Spa which offers a traditional Finnish sauna, steam bath and a spa lounge. Soothing massages, body scrubs and facials are also available.
Mid-Budget – Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel – Featuring the Plaza Restaurant, this historical hotel from 1917 is next to Kaisaniemi Park, 150 yards from Helsinki Central Station. It also offers free fitness centre access and modern air-conditioned rooms with WiFi.
Budget – Eurohostel – Located on ’s Katajanokka island, this hostel is a 5-minute ride from the city centre. Kauppatori is ‘ walk away. It offers guest kitchens, free WiFi and a .
For other places to stay in Helsinki you can check the latest prices here.