Feel the summer vibes in Tampere’s 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. However, you should know that most of the cafés are open only if weather permits so it’s possible they are closed if it’s too cold or rainy.
In Koskipuisto park near Pikku Kakkonen playground you’ll find Summer Café Lempi. Relaxed atmosphere with good coffee and delicacies. The café is open the whole summer every day (weather permitting).
Park Café Pulu is located in Sorsapuisto park near Tampere Hall. They serve coffee, pastries, buns and waffles. The café is open from the beginning of June until late August from Tuesday to Sunday at 10-18. Pulu also organises flea market in the park area every Sunday 2.6.-25.8. at 10-16 (weather permitting).
Summer Café TÖNÖ is a small café built in a shipping container by the lake Pyhäjärvi, South park area (Eteläpuisto). Besides a good cup of coffee they serve home made salty and sweet pastries, fresh smoothies, ice-cream and light portions of food. They also serve gluten free, nut free and vegan options. The café is open the whole summer (weather permitting).
Summer Café Pyynikin Hiekkarannat is located by Pyynikki beach. The café is open from the beginning of June every day, with weather reservations until the end of August at 11-20. The selection will be versatile, sweet to salty. The café is based on Wilson Coffee’s Kenyan 100% Arabic coffee and specialty coffees, and Carte D’or Gelateria Italian-style premium ice-creams. The café is not serving alcohol but in addition to refreshments, they offer quality non-alcoholic beers, ciders, summery juices, and smoothies.
Uittotunneli Café is located in Pispala near Uittotunneli, an old log floating tunnel, on the shore of the lake Näsijärvi. Besides an amazing view across the lake you can enjoy their legendary pancakes. The café is open every day 30.4.-31.8. at 11-19.
Located at the Hatanpää Mansion in Arboretum is a new summer café called Café Elsa. Café Elsa is open 20.5.-31.8. from Monday to Friday at 11-20 and on Sundays at 12-18. Café Elsa offers a wide selection of different pastries, a lunch possibility, soft drinks, ice-cream and local coffee from Pirkanmaan Paahtimo. NB! Café is closed 7.6., 16.6., 21.-23.6. and 2.8.
Summer Café Arboretum is a charming café in the gorgeous Hatanpäänpuisto-Arboretum by the lake Pyhäjärvi. The café sits by the rose garden next to Hatanpää Mansion. The park area can be accessed for free. In addition to freshly made dainties, the café has a selection of gift items and changing art exhibitions. Café is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11-18 from May until late September.
If you want to experience the Finnish countryside with domestic animals and all the peace and quiet, visit Tuulentie farm’s summer café in Teisko, Kaanaa village. The café serves breakfast and home made pastries, strawberries, jams, etc. You can also stay over night on the premises! Café is open every day 1.6.-11.8. at 10-18.
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 the house’s old tools. There’s donkeys, sheep and chicken to keep you company. Café is open 1.6.-25.8. on Saturdays and Sundays at 12-16 (closed during Midsummer 22.-23.6.).