Rub shoulders with Helsinki’s hipster crowd at this bakery-come-natural wine bar on the edge of Karhupuisto Park, Kallio’s most popular patch of green. Founded by the brains behind the city’s legendary Good Life coffee roastery, the neighbourhood café is known for its chunky sourdough, freshly rolled egg pasta dishes and delectable organic wines.
Agricolankatu 9, 00530
Settle in for sunset drinks on the seafront at Salutorget, a refined bar and restaurant with views stretching out across Helsinki’s busy Market Square. Housed within a former bank, the stylish spot attracts locals and visitors alike for its impressive cocktail menu and elegant small plates of Finnish classics — the pike wallenberg gets our winning vote.
Pohjoisesplanadi 15, 00170
Yes Yes Yes
A candy-pink neon “Yes” sign welcomes visitors through the door of this lively bar and vegetarian restaurant on the cusp of Helsinki’s Design District. Fruit-infused tipples include an elderflower and rhubarb spritz, the ‘carrot top’ Bourbon sour (with mango, raspberry and lemon alongside the root vegetable inclusion) and a tongue-tingling sea buckthorn ‘nude’ — the bar team’s take on a virgin tipple.
Iso Roobertinkatu 1, 00120