A great lunch to beat the weekday blues 


A hectic week may call for a relaxing lunch. Around 37,000 people spend their working day in the Torikorttelit area, and many restaurants there do their absolute best to offer uplifting, healthy, tasty and clever dishes every day.
Read our tips on six different lunch spots to make your day into a delicious one! 

El Fant

Known for its excellent coffee, El Fant also serves brilliant lunches! The dishes are attractive and always fresh. The lunch menu, which changes weekly, includes a few different options to choose from. After lunch make sure to enjoy a cup of locally roasted small-batch coffee and a sweet treat from the café’s very own bakery.

Lunch: 11am – 2pm
Katariinankatu 3 


Bryggeri Helsinki tailors their dishes to match their own microbrewery beers. The lunchtime deal offers a small glass for 2 euros. The menu changes daily and often includes dishes like the house hash, burgers and risottos. The portions are hefty and made from simple, wholesome ingredients.

Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Sofiankatu 2 


A master of Nordic fine dining, Chaper’s sophisticated lunch is a real treat! Select your own lunch menu from two or three dishes and enjoy. Weather permitting, the courtyard is a lovely place to find a table. The delicious cocktail list is something to keep in mind for an after-work pitstop!

Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm
Aleksanterinkatu 22 

City Hall Restaurant

For a more casual experience, the lovely restaurant at the City Hall has a plentiful lunch buffet at an affordable price. The selection includes healthy and delicious options for any taste. In the right weather, the terrace has great seating – and a direct view of the Torikorttelit central park for families with kids to enjoy.

Lunch: 10:30am – 3pm
Sofiankatu 1-3

Piaderina Saporita

Lunch on the go is a good choice for people with busy schedules! Saporita serves Italian piadina sandwiches made from first class ingredients. You can also enjoy your piadina at the spot, with an Italian soda as the drink of choice. Add a bit of Italy to your day!

No lunch hours, open 11am – 6pm
Unioninkatu 28 

Sofia Bistro

Sofia Bistro serves fine farm-to-table fare. The top-notch ingredients are sourced from as nearby as possible and are ecologically produced. The lunch deal is either the full buffet or a soup and salad. Sofia Future Farm has creative co-working spaces available to rent by the day or through membership.

Lunch: 11am – 2.30pm 
Aleksanterinkatu 28 

In addition to the restaurants listed here, delicious lunches can also be found at the following Torikorttelit establishments: Vaelsa, Robert’s Coffee Jugend, Sunn, Salutorget, Gohan, and Savotta.