Cafe Regatta is the cosiest cafe you can find in Töölö district, Helsinki. The cafe itself is located inside a 115 year old cottage which was originally owned by the famous Finnish coffee family - the Pauligs. From the outside, the cafe is a beautiful red countryside hut surrounded by the sea. It fits perfectly in its surroundings. From the Inside, Regatta is full of various antique items that tell you the stories of the Finnish past. You will be greeted by friendly staff (who speak very good English) and would are happy to give you some tips about delicious Finnish snacks. Speaking of which.....!
In Regatta you can try traditional cinnamon buns, rice pies, a generous slice of a blueberry pie with vanilla custard and many other local treats (Yum!). You can also get delicious coffee, locally made herbal tea or a cup of nice warm cocoa. If you like to have your sausages, you can buy them in the cafe and grill them outside on the open fire like all the locals do in the summer. We absolutely love our barbecues in Finland! Coming to Regatta you are guaranteed to get the most traditional Finnish experience there is.
It’s small size is a part of its charm, and makes it feel extremely cosy. The interior is very well done. It has always been very popular among locals, so you know it is a great place to go. Be prepared to share your hand-made wooden table with a friendly local or an experienced traveller! Regatta is indeed one of the best secrets of the Töölö area. The cafe is also a budget friendly option, as you can get a delicious strong Finnish coffee to warm you up in those winter months, and a delicious slice of homemade cake to get you forward on your journey!
The cafe is open nearly every day from 8:00am. The address is Merikannontie 8 which is only a 2 minute walk from the famous Sibelius monument. In the summer time you can also hire kayaks and boats there.
Enjoy your visit to Cafe Regatta!