Helsinki’s cutest cafe in the prettiest spot is now open!

Vartiosaari now has it’s own pop-up cafe! We did a test run on Restaurant Day and realised that this was something that was much needed and wanted, so we’re going to try to stick around all summer….

Based out of the cutest little yellow hut you’ve ever seen, we are outdoors, off-grid and vegetarian. We will be serving a very basic snack menu of something sweet and something salty, something gluten-free, something vegan. Just enough to give you a little bit of energy for your wander around the island. Our stove pot coffee and vegan chocolate-courgette cake have both already won fans amongst islanders and visitors alike!


Opening hours (until 30.8):

Saturdays and Sundays, 12-18 (weather depending, please check the Visit Vartiosaari facebook page for updates)

If you have a group coming outside opening hours, the cafe may be able to open on request.


We will also be offering a rowing boat ‘taxi’ service for customers who want to get back to the mainland between 14-17, outside the waterbus times.

The Steamship Waiting Room Cafe is non-profit and run by volunteers, but we need more help in order to stay open all summer! If you like hanging around in beautiful places, are a keen baker and have your hygiene pass, please get in email us at: Remember being a kid and playing shop or cafe owner out of the neighbourhood playhouse? Well here’s the chance to turn that childhood dream into reality…

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