See & Experience

The Empire style blocks have opened up Helsinki to new life and have attracted many new and interesting ventures to the area. Take a stroll through the Torikorttelit courtyards, make discoveries in the boutiques, indulge in the culinary pleasures of the restaurants and cafés, be impressed by culture.

Food & Drink

Brasa

Brasa

An open fire blazes in the historic setting of the Senate Square! In Brasa, meats, fish, sea food and vegetables are prepared over an open fire that takes each element to the next level, deepening and highlighting their inherently stunning qualities.

You can enjoy the flamed delights while admiring the views of the Helsinki Cathedral or on the terrace in the comfort of the courtyard. Easy to come by and enjoy!

Aleksanterinkatu 22

Café Engel

Café Engel

Engel is a Helsinki classic. The legendary cafe’s breakfast plates, tenderly prepared porridge, beetroot patties, salmon soup, and a coffee with a pastry are an institution. Note: table service with a view of the Helsinki Cathedral. Outdoor cinema in the courtyard during summer!

Aleksanterinkatu 26

 

 

 

El Fant Coffee & Wine

El Fant Coffee & Wine

Awarded coffee know-how, exemplary small roastery coffee and quality wines. Top-notch ingredients served in the form of breakfast, lunch and baked goods. One of the best brunches in town. Idyllic terrace in the courtyard.

Katariinankatu 3 

Helsinki Bryggeri Brewhouse

Helsinki Bryggeri Brewhouse

Bryggeri is the very own brewery of  Torikorttelit with a great selection of local beers and comfort food.

Sofiankatu 2

Lulu's & Latitude 25 Omakase

Lulu's & Latitude 25 Omakase

Pohjoisesplanadi 17

Pizzeria Via Tribunali

Pizzeria Via Tribunali

A Neapolitan pizzeria on the most Neapolitan street of Helsinki. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a traditional style Italian pizza oven, spitting out hundreds of pizzas every day. Enjoy an Aperol Spritz at the cozy bar.

Sofiankatu 4

Restaurant Helsinki

Restaurant Helsinki

This traditionally stylish restaurant at the City Hall serves breakfast, lunch and after-work snacks prepared with seasonal ingredients. This kid-friendly restaurant also has a terrace with direct access to the Central Park of Torikorttelit.

Sofiankatu 1 (courtyard)

Restaurant Sunn

Restaurant Sunn

Sunn’s Nordic kitchen offers beautiful and fresh dinners, lunches and super popular brunches. The upper floor has a lovely view of the Senate Square and the Helsinki Cathedral.

   
Aleksanterinkatu 26, 2 krs.  /2nd floor

Salutorget

Salutorget

The restaurant is located inside an old bank, serving classic Nordic dishes like Toast Skagen and Pike Wallenberg. Go-to specials include English style Afternoon tea and a cozy bar with a terrace.

Pohjoisesplanadi 15   

Sandwich Club

Sandwich Club

Sandwich Club is a deli style sandwich and bagel restaurant in Torikorttelit Helsinki.

Sofiankatu 3

Savotta

Savotta

Finnish food and vintage nostalgia! Traditional recipes from fish, game and berries straight from Finnish nature

Aleksanterinkatu 22   

Sofia Restaurant

Sofia Restaurant

Sofia Restaurant and Café & Bar offers a lovely combination of international flavours and the best Finnish ingredients.

Borrow a book from the bar’s library and drop by for a morning coffee, lunch date or after work drinks in the historical Kiseleff House.

Sofiankatu 4

Trillby & Chadwick: Detective Agency

Trillby & Chadwick: Detective Agency

The most searched location in these blocks: a famous speakeasy. 

Vaelsa Ristorante e Taverna

Vaelsa Ristorante e Taverna

The Finnish-Italian restaurateur pampers her guests with classic Italian treats –  antipasti, pasta fresca, pizza, vitello tonnato to name a few. There are terraces both on the street-side and in the courtyard. 

Katariinankatu 1   

Shopping

AU3 Goldsmiths

AU3 Goldsmiths

Au3 Goldsmiths have been design and manufacture high quality jewelry for jewelry lovers in Helsinki from high quality, ethically sourced materials. You will find fresh designs and beautiful classics: rings, necklaces, bracelets & earrings etc. Also custom made jewelry.

 Kiseleff House, Unionikatu 27

E. R. Wahlman

E. R. Wahlman

This 115 years old hat store is a heaven for style masters. Felt hats, caps, maritime head wear, top hats, and Finnish graduation hats which will be treasured from generation to generation.

Sofiankatu 5 

Lapuan Kankurit 

Lapuan Kankurit 

Traditional linen house from Lapua is a family business producing nature-inspired textiles for home, summerhouse and sauna, and as perfect gift items.

Katariinankatu 2

Lumi Supermarket

Lumi Supermarket

The Finnish design brand’s boutique has stylish leather bags and accessories bringing luxury and style to your life. 

Kiseleff House, Aleksanterinkatu 28  

Lumoan Store

Lumoan Store

Lace-collared dresses and unique silver jewellery are some of the signature items at Lumoan, a store with a focus on ethical and ecological thinking.

Govinius House, Katariinankatu 1

Mai Niemi Finnish Fairytale Shop

Mai Niemi Finnish Fairytale Shop

Finnish Fairytale Shop sells handicrafts, fashion and design products inspired by the Finnish Kalevala.

Bock House, Katariinankatu 4  

Marttiini

Marttiini

The legendary Lapland style knives honour the old traditions of quality and artisanal skills.

Kiseleff House, Aleksanterinkatu 28

Okra

Okra

Stylish jewellery, textiles and ceramics with a fresh breeze. The products of Okra are made in small batches by a group of artisans.

Aleksanterinkatu 26  

OMA puoti

OMA puoti

The chambers of the old Bock House host a selection of artisanal and modern products, as well as vintage design items from Finland.

Bock House, Katariinankatu 4  

Papu

Papu

Papu offers an inspirational selection of women’s and children’s clothing and accessories.

Pohjoisesplanadi 19

Polus Watches

Polus Watches

Polus Watches is  a watchmaking atelier dedicated to a great service and excellent quality. Polus offers personalized, skillful watchmaker’s services and a whole new kind of watch experience.

Aleksanterinkatu 16-18

Salapakka

Salapakka

Store full of the best from Finnish textile designers with multiple workshops to choose from.

Katariinankatu 1

Schröder & Kapteenska Country House

Schröder & Kapteenska Country House

Helsinki’s leading fishing and hunting store, and maritime and leisure wear for the quality and style savvy.  

Unioninkatu 23

Siloa & Mook

Siloa & Mook

Siloa & Mook is a Finnish luxury bag brand, where unusual material choices meet to form unique pieces. Handmade leather bags are decorated with beautiful works of art printed on an aluminum body.

Katariinankatu 4

Ulla Hirvas Showroom & Shop

Ulla Hirvas Showroom & Shop

Personal Shopper Ulla Hirvas – style tips and guided shopping tours in Helsinki!

Unioninkatu 27

UNNA S

UNNA S

Shoes, bags and accessories.

Aleksanterinkatu 26

Culture and Services

Hair Design Helsinki

Hair Design Helsinki

Cutting edge hair salon. Hairdressers at Hair Design Helsinki are on top of the newest trends.

Katariinankatu 3

Helsinki City Museum, Children's Town and Museum Shop

Helsinki City Museum, Children's Town and Museum Shop

The helsinki City Museum dives into the colorful history of Helsinki with alluring details. The courtyards invite visitors for a breather. The museum shop has a lovely selection of gifts and souvenirs. The museums are free and open every day.

Aleksanterinkatu 16

Kino Engel

Kino Engel

One of the oldest and most loved independent movie theaters in Helsinki. The cinema has screenings daily, and during the summer months you can enjoy cinema al-fresco at the courtyard of Cafe Engel.

Sofiankatu 4

PING Gallery

PING Gallery

Human contact and responsible communication and marketing. Experiences, inspiration, learning and networking for social media influencers, marketers and the public.

Sofiankatu 8

Sofia Helsinki

Sofia Helsinki

New coworking hub and vibrant cultural space. Smart and flexible solutions for working and inspiring venues for events from meetings to weddings in the unique setting of the Kiseleff House.

Sofiankatu 4

Valkoinen Sali

Valkoinen Sali

The historical banquet hall turned into a modern event venue caters from seminars to workshops and from club nights to city festivals.

Aleksanterinkatu 16

Milieu