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11 Best Coffee Shops in Tampere, Finland

View from Pispala in Tampere, Finland
View from Pispala in Tampere, Finland | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy
As an old industrial city modernized with style, Tampere has a lot to offer to a city explorer. From cosy, wooden-house, corner shop cafés to cat cafés, here are the 11 best coffee shops in Tampere to rest your feet while sightseeing!

Café Amurin Helmi

Bakery, Cafe, European, Finnish, $$$
Tampere best coffee shops.
Café Amurin Helmi is located in a historic wooden house area in Tampere, Finland | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Café Amurin Helmi (‘the pearl of Amuri’) is located in the historic working-class area of wooden houses in the Tampere city centre. The block where the café is located is a dedicated museum area, which includes, for example, the Museum of Worker’s Housing, a public sauna, a bakery and a paper shop. The café sells traditional Finnish delicacies in a historic and cosy atmosphere. In the Amuri district, there are also the Tampere Art Museum and the Moomin Museum to visit.

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Atmosphere:

Cosy
Mon - Fri:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fazer Café

Cafe, European, Finnish, $$$
Brunch at Fazer Café.
Fazer Café Brunch with typical Finnish, black filter coffee | © Fazer Café

Fazer is a legendary Finnish chocolate brand, which now has cafés in Finland’s biggest cities, too. The Tampere city centre Fazer Café is a perfect choice for a relaxed breakfast or brunch before sightseeing. You can choose two or three items from the weekday breakfast menu, which includes smoothies, chia-seed porridge or poached egg and avocado. Weekends are brunch time!

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Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Casual
Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun - None:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Vohvelikahvila

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, Finnish, $$$
Vohvelikahvila waffles in Tampere.
Tampere's famous waffle coffee shop Vohvelikahvila | © Marcos Correa

Lovers of waffles, this is the place for you! Vohvelikahvila, or The Waffle Café, is located near the city centre Tammerkoski rapids in a quaint stone building from 1926. The waffle menu includes sweet and savoury options. The sweet waffles vary from apple and nutty chocolate to liquorice and goat cheese with strawberry jam, whereas the savoury ones include taco, smoked salmon, mushrooms and vegetarian options. It’s the perfect pit-stop when strolling the streets of Tampere.

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Meal service:

Dessert, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Family Friendly, Traditional
Mon - Fri:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Café Linkosuo

Cafe, Food Court, Coffee Shop, European, Finnish, $$$
Best coffee shops in Tampere, Finland.
Café Linkosuo in traditional Market Hall in Tampere, Finland | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

When in Tampere, a visit to the hundred-year-old Market Hall is a must. The Nordic countries’ biggest market hall hosts an array of food stalls from sushi to soup. Café Linkosuo is located in the centre of the Market Hall’s hustle and bustle and serves tasty treats to go with coffees and teas.

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Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Traditional
Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - None:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Café Pispala

Bistro, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, European, North American, $$$
Café Pispala in Tampere, Finland.
Café Pispala is a coffee shop and a restaurant in Tampere, Finland | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Despite its name, Café Pispala is more of a restaurant than just a coffee shop. Located in the beautiful wooden house area of Pispala, the café serves coffee and sweet treats but is also a popular spot for lunch and dinner. On weekends, you will get vast brunch and various breakfast options from vegetarian feasts to pancakes and fried chicken treats.

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Meal service:

Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Wed - Thu:
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - None:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sun - None:
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Cat Café Purnauskis

Cafe, Cat and Dog Cafe, European, Finnish, $$$
Best coffee shops in Tampere, Finland.
Finland's first cat café in Tampere | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

For a cat person, this is the place to go in Tampere. The cat café is not only a home for several furry and purring feline friends, but also hosts a collection of artworks and literature revolving around cats. Apart from all things cat, the café also offers hot and cold drinks, pastries and light savoury snacks.

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Meal service:

Dessert, Lunch
Tue - Thu:
12:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - None:
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - None:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Taverna

Bar, Coffee Shop, European, $$$
Best coffee shops in Tampere, Finland.
Taverna is Finland's first board-game café | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Lautapelikahvila (that is board game coffee shop) Taverna is Finland’s first and, so far, only coffee shop dedicated to board games. Taverna has over 450 board games in its collection and offers freshly ground coffee and craft beer, as well as pastries and small snacks from salads to toasts. Taverna is located in Tampere’s city centre, only one kilometre away from the central railway station.

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All Day, Lunch
Tue - Thu:
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - None:
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - None:
12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kaffila

Cafe, European, Finnish, $$$
Kaffila café in Tampere city centre is a foodie spot.
Kaffila is a cosy coffee shop in Tampere | © Paula Hotti / Culture Trip

Tampere’s best third-wave coffee find is the city-centre coffee shop Kaffila. The coffee comes from the acclaimed Swedish roaster Johan & Nyström, but apart from being a spot for coffee enthusiasts, Kaffila also has a wide tea selection. Located on the ground floor of a beautiful Art Nouveau building, Kaffila has a cosy atmosphere and invites to sip your coffee longer than necessary – and enjoy something from the wide selection of snacks, too!

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Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Casual, Family Friendly
Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Pupukahvila

Cafe, European, $$$
Best coffee shops in Tampere, Finland.
One of Tampere's best cafés has bunnies | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

3D Crush Café, also known as the Pupukahvila (bunny café), is Finland’s first coffee shop with a 3D printer. Apart from the possibility for 3D printing, the coffee shop offers over 10 different types of hot chocolates, coffees, milkshakes and Italian sodas. Oh, yes, and there’s a couple of actual fluffy bunnies, too!

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Meal service:

Dessert, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy
Tue - Fri:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - None:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun - None:
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pyynikin Munkkikahvila

Cafe, Finnish, $$$
Foodie spot in Tampere.
Tampere doughnut café at Pyynikki hilltop | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Simply put, Pyynikin Munkkikahvila is a doughnut café. The doughnuts are freshly baked and make for some foodie Instagramming. The coffee is locally roasted at Tampereen Paahtimo. Apart from the famous doughnuts, the café is also a popular spot with its 26-metre look-out tower rising on top of the Pyynikki hill. The café is located in the tower.

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Meal service:

Dessert

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Family Friendly, Unusual, Traditional, Relaxed, Casual
Mon - Sun:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Café Butik

Cafe, Restaurant with Rooms, Pastry Shop, Smoothie Bar, European, Finnish, Northern European, $$$
Best coffee shops in Tampere, Finland.
Lillan Hotel's cosy coffee shop in Tampere, Finland | © Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere Oy

Lillan Hotel’s Café Butik is not only a café find but also a stylish boutique hotel. The coffee shop offers soups and salads for lunch as well as savoury pies and sweet treats. Healthier options include smoothies and raw porridges. There’s also a little shop oozing of light, French-countryside flair.

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Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Casual
Tue - Fri:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - None:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
These recommendations were updated on June 13, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.