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

Iso-Melkutin seems too clear of a lake to be located in Southern Finland. Also the surroundings are more familiar from Lapland.

Heramaanjärvi is a rugged lake in Kangasala, 27km from Tampere. In Finnish standards, it´s water is clear with visibility from 4 to 10 meters. Popular among scuba divers for underwater filming and underwater wildlife watching.

Valkiajärvi is popular among scuba divers due to the very good visibility and lively lake life. The visibility is typically over 10 meters and can be up to 30 meters on the best days.

The water of the Sonnanen lake is unusually clear and according to some, it is the second clearest lake in Finland. Sonnanen is popular among freedivers and the world record under ice free diving has been made here.

Sääksjärvi is actually based on a spring that has formed a lake in a kettle hole.

Located in Hollola, Kiikunlähde is a rare sight in Finnish nature, a turquoise lake! It is 400m long and 100m wide and all of the water comes from the springs in the bottom.