6 of the tastiest brunch spots to try in Helsinki

By Linnéa Pesonen

Photo: Mikko Ryhänen

From superfood smoothie bowls to tasty traditional brunch feasts, below Vogue Scandinavia lists the hottest spots for a delicious brunch in the Finnish capital

In recent years, Helsinki has swiftly become a foodie’s paradise, where new restaurants, bars and cafés frequently emerge, adding to a host of delicious options in the blooming eating-out scene. Alongside all the hotspots for a great lunch and dinner, the Finnish capital boasts several buzzy brunch attractions, perfect for a slow feast, served for you in the most inviting of settings.


Whether you’re in the mood for classic avocado on sourdough toast and scrambled eggs, or a speciality coffee with a superfood-filled smoothie bowl, these brunch spots in Helsinki have got you covered. Below, a Vogue-approved list of the tastiest brunch restaurants in town.



A bakery that’s famous for its crispy crust sour root bread, Levain draws its culinary inspiration from the cities known for their luscious baked treats: Stockholm, Copenhagen and San Francisco. With their brunch menu including the delicious classics of eggs, croissants, freshly-baked bread, yoghurt and granola, amongst other treats, a brunch at Levain will surely provide an excellent start for a busy day in the city.

Alongside its breakfast offering, Levain also serves lunch and dinner. But if you don’t have time to sit, you can grab a baked delight on-the-go from the bakery which is open until late afternoon.

Runeberginkatu 29, 00100 Helsinki

Photo: Levain



Amongst the most iconic brunches in town, Story’s menu takes its cues from all the corners of the globe and combines the flavours into the most wholesome, tasty dishes. The icing on the cake? The carefully composed, beautiful interiors that will make you want to stay and brunch all day long.

On the menu, you’ll find traditional brunch delicacies such as eggs benedict, omelettes and banana pancakes, alongside Finnish specialities, like creamy salmon soup and vodkapasta (yes, the tomato sauce is infused with vodka). For beverages, Story has options for everyone: enjoy your brunch with a glass of bubbles, or if you don’t feel like having alcohol, opt for their freshly squeezed juices or speciality coffees.

Siltasaarenkatu 10, 00530 Helsinki

Photo: Mikko Ryhänen

Photo: Joonas Ojala


Green Hippo

Situated in several locations across Helsinki, Green Hippo serves up one of the most popular brunches around. During the busiest hours – particularly on the weekend – you will likely have to wait for a table for a while (the restaurant doesn’t take reservations). But trust us, it will be worth waiting.

Giving a fresh and healthy spin to traditional brunch food, at Green Hippo, you can relish everything from smoothie bowls bursting with superfoods to sourdough bread with delicious toppings. Finish off with a speciality coffee or a fresh smoothie, and you’re all set for a day of exploring the city. If you don’t manage to secure a table at brunch time, fret not – Green Hippo is open all day, serving tasty lunch and dinner as well.

Punavuorenkatu 2, 00120 Helsinki
Sandelsinkatu 2, 00260, Helsinki
Fleminginkatu 10, 00530, Helsinki

Photo: Green Hippo


Flät No 14

Located in Helsinki’s buzziest area of Kallio, Flät No 14 is where hipsters and trendsetters alike flock for a delicious morning feast. With interiors designed to evoke a living room, combined with the embrace of a cosy ambience, a brunch at Flät will make you feel like you never even left the house – in the best possible way.

At Flät, you’ll get to build your brunch set to your liking, and the options for tasty dishes range from fresh watermelon salad and scrambled eggs to an all-time Scandi favourite of shrimp Skagen and seaweed caviar. Flät doesn’t take any reservations for brunch, so we recommended arriving early to get a table. The brunch menu is available until late in the afternoon, and come evening, the restaurant turns into an intimate bar and dinner spot.

Viides linja 14, 00530 Helsinki

Photo: Flät No 14

Photo: Flät No 14



Situated in Helsinki’s quaint district of Alppila, Albina is a laid-back restaurant that serves a delicious, home-style porridge buffet breakfast and brunch during the day, turning into an ambient wine bar and dinner attraction during the night. The food at Albina takes its cues from European classics, spiced up with a Nordic twist. The restaurant’s menu always celebrates the season, and all ingredients are sustainably and locally sourced.

The porridge buffet allows guests to enjoy a classic Finnish breakfast, accompanied by an assortment of freshly-baked bread, pastries and selected cold cuts, cheese and veggies. During the weekend brunch, the breakfast buffet is upgraded, and guests can also order a warm dish accompanied by a refreshing glass or two of bubbles.

Aleksis Kiven katu 23, 00510 Helsinki



Relove has developed a concept that combines (arguably) a few of the best things in the world: delicious brunch food, second-hand clothes and rare vintage finds. A second-hand store accompanied by a café serving all-day breakfast, Relove’s popularity grew so quickly that you can now find its stores in three different locations across Helsinki.

After browsing Relove’s carefully curated selection of pre-loved garments and accessories, have a seat at its relaxed café and choose from the mouth-watering brunch sets that include healthy breakfast classics such as an acai bowl or avocado on toast. The sets are always finished with sweet treats of banana bread and fresh fruits, amongst other delicacies and come with rejuvenating beverages from ginger shots to green smoothies.

Relove Töölö: Sandelsinkatu 6, 00260 Helsinki, Finland
Relove Freda: Fredrikinkatu 25, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
Relove at Stockmann: Aleksanterinkatu 52, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Photo: Relove

Photo: Relove