Historic Helsinki Cafe Offers Authentic Finnish Meals

If your clients in Helsinki want to experience something authentically Finnish, suggest they visit the Aschan Café Jugend. The Jugend-style hall was completed in 1827, and has been under Aschan ownership since February 2010.

The Jugend hall was previously a bank, and is one of the Jugend-style interiors located in the Uschakoff building in Helsinki. The hall is a protected historic site, and is open to the public.

The menu at Café Jugend includes pastries, cakes and specialities, such as the blueberry or lingonberry rye muffin. Good news for caffeine addicts: Café Jugend serves roasted coffee from its own roastery. For something more savory, try the baked potatoes (filled with chicken, shrimp, tuna or feta-tzatziki), grilled focaccia and ciabatta, filled croissants and sandwiches.

The lunch menu rotates offering a variety of home-style luncheons meals and soups.

The Café Jugend has organized art exhibitions ("Per aspera ad astra" by Hanna Varis, photography by Markus Leikola, "Handful of fire" by Lea Gesellen and "Israel Inspiration" by the Finnish Karmel organization), events and occasions (the Ferrer fashion show, a cosmetic show by the Make Up Store, and the traditional Christmas fashion sale by Jukka Rintala) as well as chamber orchestra and classical music concerts.

For more information, visit www.cafejugend.fi.

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