Cafe Regatta


60° 10' 48.2988" N, 24° 54' 42.552" E
General info: 

Regatta is our choice for the nicest cafe in Helsinki. It is placed in a historic small cottage that only fits few tables and used to be fishermens fishing net warehouse in the 19th century. Regatta is open all year round, every day. In the wintertime a hot chocolate with korvapuusti (cinnamon bun) enjoyed in the hut is a great way to stay warm.

In the summertime there is an outdoor seating as well as the places inside will run out. The refill concept here is pretty interesting, you will get paid back 5c if you refill you coffee cup. You can also hire a canoe or paddleboards here or buy sausages and grill them over the open fire.

Getting there: 

Tram #8 will take you the closest with about 900m walk from the nearest stop.

Interesting places nearby

The Swedish Theatre (Svenska Teatern) is a Swedish-speaking theatre and the first national stage in Finland. The theatre has two stages, big one with 500 seats capacity and small one with 127 seats capacity.

Helsinki City Theatre is the other one of twe two biggest theatres in Helsinki. The repertoire includes Finnish and foreign classics, new Finnish plays, musicals and childrens theatre.

The Finnish National Theatre is the world's oldest theatre with performances in Finnish. The National Theatre is often considered as the main theater of Finland where th emost significant Finnish actors have made their performances.

Finland used to have corals, turqoise waters and palm beaches. Thats before our piece of continent sailed to its current position near the artctic circle.

The weird looking building in center of Helsinki is Kiasma. It is a contemporary art museum with 5 floors and over 9000 pieces of art.

The Vasa warship was unlucky enough to sink on her first voyage in the 1628, right in front of Stockhlom where it left from. The maiden voyage lasted 15 minutes and the ship sailed 1300 meters.