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 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!
If you plan on using public transport you can buy a Helsinki City Card, which allows unlimited use of Helsinki public transport for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Cafe Regatta is open every day of the year!
Opening hours: 8am – 9pm
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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 – Established in 1887 as Finland’s grand hôtel, Hotel Kämp is located in the heart of Helsinki opposite the beautiful Esplanade park. The hotel features 179 spacious rooms, 15 of which are luxurious suites. The spacious rooms combine historical elegance with high-quality facilities. All rooms feature comfortable beds, marble bathrooms and Chromecast-streaming systems. Guests can also order in-room dining and enjoy the lovely view over the park, the city or the inner courtyard. The Brasserie Kämp a la carte menu boasts a wide range of European dishes and an extensive list of beverages.
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. All rooms come with Finnish design items. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker and Magic Dream beds with a pillow menu. Some rooms offer city views. Free fitness centre access and modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi are all available. Plaza Restaurant also serves drinks, while snacks and light dishes are available at the 24-hour lobby bar. Room service is also available all day long.
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 . Bed sheets and towels are also inclusive of your stay. Eurohostel’s fresh, simple rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Additional communal areas include kitchens and lounge rooms. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet onsite. Eurohostel’s lobby also has vending machines with drinks and snacks. The 24-hour reception sells city passes and tickets to attractions. Staff can also recommend area activities.
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