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We found this lovely recently opened cafe located in Vuorikatu, just in the center of Helsinki, where Ekaterina and Enar bake already from 5 am in order to serve fresh pies since they open their door in the morning.
What is a good cafe made of? Good coffee and fresh, home made pastries?
I am happy to see that there is real coffee culture in Finland and not only sipping coffee at home like in the old days but nice cafes popping up. But sadly most of them are chains that serve the same, industrial cakes and pastries everywhere. Great that there are still places going against this trend even if it is not the most money-wise thing.
Enar has worked in several restaurant kitchens but now he wanted to open a place of his own. A lunch plate with a piece of a home made pie, hummus, Turkish yoghurt and salad will cost 9.30 e and fill any stomach (or if not, you can take the second option of two pieces of pie by adding a couple of euros)
Feta-spinach omelette and the rest of the pies cost 3,90 e, latte 3,60 e.
This Russian born couple wanted to bring something from their own food culture and serve a variety of pies with different fillings. Lovely! I tasted the potato pie that Enar recommended and found it to be filling and tasty. Well, this won’t be my last visit here.
Good luck for the new entrepreneurs! I wish there were more places like this.
Citypie ,Vuorikatu 6, open Mon-Fri 8-19, Sat 10-16
Citypie in Facebook