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Lovely summer cafés!

Feel the summer vibes in summer cafés!

We have many lovely little cafés here in Tampere during summer time. So sit down, relax, have a cup of coffee or an ice cream and just enjoy yourself. However, pay attention to the weather, as most summer cafés are open only if the weather is good. We recommend you to check their social media or websites.


Near the city centre

Bakery Café Puusti’s Bike Café can be found in a park, on the beach, or somewhere else around the city of Tampere. In other words, you can always enjoy Puusti’s famous delicious cinnamon buns wherever there is a Bike Café! Of course, coffee and cold lemonade are available, too. You can follow the movements of the Bike Café on Bakery Café Puusti’s Facebook page.

Park Café Pulu is located in Sorsapuisto park, near Tampere Hall. The café serves coffee, pastries, buns and waffles and it’s open Mon-Wed noon to 7 pm, Thu-Sat noon to 8 pm and Sun 10 am to 5 pm. Pulu also organises flea market in the park area every Sunday till the end of August between 10 am and 4 pm (weather permitting).


By the lake

The newest summer café, Café Hellman, is situated in Viikinsaari. The view is great, and you can have something sweet or savoury to go with your coffee and wine.

Biitsibiili is a colourful van that brings a smile to your face. It is located by the Tahmela beach (Pyhäjärvi). There is ice cream, hot dogs, French fries and mini pancakes on the menu. Biitsibiili is open from 11 am to 6 pm (weather permitting). 

Summer Café TÖNÖ is a small café built in a shipping container by the lake Pyhäjärvi, South park area (Eteläpuisto). They don’t only serve you a nice cup of coffee, but also homemade savoury or sweet pastries, fresh smoothies, ice cream and light portions of food. Gluten free, nut free and vegan options available. The café is open the whole summer (weather permitting).

Summer Café Pyynikin Hiekkarannat is located by the Pyynikki beach. The café is open daily 11 am to 8 pm from the beginning of June until the end of August when the weather is nice. Savoury and sweet snacks, Wilson Coffee’s Kenyan 100% Arabic coffee and specialty coffees, and Carte D’or Gelateria Italian-style premium ice creams.

Rauhaniemi sauna summer café is located in Rauhaniemi, by the lake Näsijärvi, about 2,5 km from the city centre. The café offers local ice cream, savoury snacks and coffee. The summer café is open 10 am to 8 pm in June and July, in August 2-6 pm (weather permitting).

RantaSmoothie is the place to get the best view to Näsijärvi and see the beautiful sunset by the lake. The café sells locally produced, pure products: smoothies, ice cream, drinks and salads. Open 10 am to 9 pm (weather permitting)

Uittotunneli Café is located in Pispala near Uittotunneli, an old log floating tunnel, by the lake Näsijärvi. You can enjoy their legendary pancakes and see the most beautiful view to the lake. The café is open every day till the end of August 11 am to 7 pm.


While visiting Arboretum

There’s also a summer cafeteria at the Hatanpää Mansion in Arboretum approximately 2 km from Tampere city centre. Have a warm meal or a cold drink either in the café or take it with you and have a picnic in the park. The café is open, weather permitting, from Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 6 pm (kitchen is open until 5.20 pm), closed on July, 4.

Summer Café Arboretum is a charming café in the gorgeous Hatanpäänpuisto Arboretum by the lake Pyhäjärvi. The café is situated by the rose garden next to the Hatanpää Mansion. The park area can be accessed for free. In addition to freshly made delicacies and ice cream, the café has a selection of gift items. Café Arboretum is open Tue to Sun 11 am to 6 pm from May until the end of September, and if it’s warm enough, even in October.


In the countryside

If you want to experience the Finnish countryside with domestic animals and all the peace and quiet, visit Tuulentie farm summer café in Teisko, Kaanaa village. The café serves breakfast and homemade pastries, jams, etc. You can also stay over night on the premises! The Café is open 10 am to 6 pm daily from the beginning of June.

Liuttu farmhouse (Liutun Maalaistalo) is a lovely old farm house located in Teisko, Pohtola village. In the house you’ll find a café, a vintage style shop and a little museum with some old tools. There are donkeys, sheep and chicken to keep you company. The Café is open from noon to 6 pm from June, 6 to August, 8 at weekends (closed during Midsummer 19.-21.6.2020).


Updated: 22.07.2021