Either for a late breakfast with scrambled eggs or Eggs Benedict, delicate porridge or homemade granola, or for a store of taste and energy at midday with glorious sandwiches and northern salads, or for a salmon soup at sunset, Story Restaurant is a versatile and precious address to jot down on your and our Helsinki travel diary. A charming minimalist-design restaurant in the ancient – but recently renovated – market hall. In warmer months the tables outside offer a seductive view of the North Sea.
Kallio is to Helsinki what Brooklyn is to New York. A former workers’ neighbourhood, today it is one of those urban suburbs full of energy, inspiration and creativity we call emerging. Kallio is connected to the city centre by Pitkäsilta Bridge, whose name means ‘long bridge’ in Finnish. In fact, it is a very short bridge. It was given that name because it divided the part of the city where the rich lived from the part where the poor did. Made in Kallio sums up this small world. Bakery, eatery, co-working space, artists and designers atelier, handmade products shop. A second home to young Kallio people, it is also a must for cool-hunters. If you too have a weakness for blueberries, try a slice of freshly baked pie and the smoothie, also in its excellent vegan version.