This a nice pub next to the river, the building (one of these old redbrick storehouses) has a history itself as it was built back in 1902!
I didn’t notice any food on the menu except some snacks/cakes/pies so this is just a relaxed place for coffee, tea, beer or wine. They advertise their own coffee that is roasted daily. They also see it in packages, they have a special espresso which is a mix of coffee beans from 4 different countries.
You sit inside or outside on the terrace that “floats” over the water. Located next to river seems ideal and romantic (watching the boats passing by) but the ugly nearby main bridge full of steel spoils the picture.
Service is good but prices a bit on the expensive side.
It’s open Monday to Thursday 10-24.00, fri-Saturday 10.00-03.00, Sunday 10-24.00
We walked a bit along the river, it was a lovely sunny day and decided to have a beer there. Gluckauf is a boat restaurant with a terrace next to the river but also a sailing ship moored on the riverfront (pic 1) where you can take your drinks/food.
Athough self service if you want just drinks we had to pay 5euros for the “cheap” beer but I saw many locals having full lunch there.
It’s open in summer months (may-september) 12.00-23.00
In Porvoo we were lucky enough to meet a famous local VT member, who showed us around and even led us to the hidden gems of the local cuisine.
"Nakkeja, pikkulämpimiä" is a Snack Bar, which is known as "Nakki Kustaa" among the locals.
I ordered a Lihapiirakka which is a warm minced meat pie with homemade mustard.
My Finnish VT friends had Nakkis (Nakkimakkara), which are Frankfurter Sausages with ketchup and homemade mustard.
UPDATE 2011: Unfortunately Nakki Kustaa has closed down now.
This is a cafe,but they also serve good value of beer and cider,and have a lovely terrace over the water.At cold nights you can have a blanket and there are gas-heaters also.
They make their own coffee,and many different blends.They also have flavored teas,that they spice up themselves.It is really nice place.Last time I thought,that there´s a terrible smoke,but luckily it isn´t allowed to smoke inside anymore.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish here?Hmm..Dark beer..I´m not sure if they had any other to eat than peanuts or something sweet at daytime.I´m not sure about it.
- In a beautiful red brick storehouse
- Inside old style atmosphere
- Restaurant and a Terrace on the river
- It is roasted fresh coffee every day
- Upstairs great location for private parties or meetings!
Go for coffee or drinks!
Delicious cakes, sandwiches...
The "cafe" is in an old wooden house, which makes the ambience special. It is crowded on especially on winter Sundays. At summertime it is very popular also.
At summer time they have a terrace outside and it is at the back yard in between the old wooden houses.
Their webpages are only in Finnish for the time being but maybe you want to check them out? Therefore their webaddress is here, for you.
Favorite Dish: Any cake they have! As they all, to my understanding, are made there.
The building is located beside the curch.
A very "romantic" restaurang built in the year 1657 with good food with very good quality.
The rolling stone guys and clinton's wife visited this place when they where in Finland.
Much cheaper than those in Old town, lunch menu is great, and if you want just a snack then I highly recommend pie with salad. Really tasty!
Favorite Dish: And the cakes, probably the best cakes in Finland!! Locals buy these cakes for every occation.
This Café Helmi is classic old tea and coffee house. It is located in the heart of the old town and in the summer you can sit outside in the backyard terrace relax and give some rest to your feet.
I've been here many times including a time with few VT visitors as in the photo here.
If you want to try a real common Finnish restaurant without any style, you can try this one. It is popular and crowded and here the it is self service more like a canteen, they have the most common and typical Finnish and it is suitable for families and large groups.
This is classic restaurant in the middle of the old town specialist on the snails menu. It is alll actually dedicated for snails and famous all over the country for its delicious snails :)
Favorite Dish: Snails of course
This is probably the best classic and one of the oldest restaurants in Porvoo. It is just across form the famous Porvoo Cathedral. We been here with two VT friends and tasted from the classic and traditional Finnish menu. They also have great selections of wines to chose from.
Favorite Dish: Fish of the day.
Wilhelm Å restaurant and bar is rather new and one of the nice places to drink and eat in Porvoo, no doubt by far my favourite of the many places here by the river. We had nice friendly service here and could choose from a wide range of different tastes in the menu. Stakes, chicken, fish, salads, sandwiches, will satisfy anyone for a snack or a full meal. In the summer by the warm sun in the terrace by the river, what more you could ask?
I'm afraid I have some difficulty in writing down the name of this place, but is very easy to find. It’s located right on the river Bank, and has an esplanade inside
The river, on a transformed boat. I only had a beer, to rest a little and catch some sun.
If you are looking for good food and good value for money, this is your place.
It is perfectly located in the Old Town and it has around 60 seats. It is pretty busy place during lunch hour and both local and tourists have found the place. Definately good value for the money!
They do lunches and have a menu. It is not a gourmet-place but the food is home made kind of food. They serve typical Finnish home made food for lunch. You may choose from their menu also, like escalope of veal!
The lunch prices are from six to ten euros.
Open 1.5.-31.8. :
Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm
At other times:
Mon-Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
It would be hard to find better value for your money in Porvoo. ;-) My favorite place when I'm hungry and want to eat out.
Favorite Dish: Meatballs with smashed potatoes.