They have very good value of real tea(not just bags and hot water)with many flavours(I´m a"tae-person",and don´t drink coffee),and also coffees with different flavours.and their coffees and teas are big-even if not any more expensive,than in other places.They also have delicious cakes-and not small pieces those either!
They also have a nice terrace behind the building,in old garden,and rooms to let.
Place looks like grandmothers home in old films.
Favorite Dish: I took cheese-cake,and my husband took a chokolade-cake,and both were very satisfied.My husband took cinnamon-coffee or something like that-I had tea with many flavours mixed-can´t remember the name.All good and BIG!
For a great cup of coffee go to Porvoo Coffee Roastery which is located beside the shore houses in Old Town. It has excellent views and the building is gorgeous, and so is the coffee.
Favorite Dish: Coffee
This restaurant has to be one of the best in Porvoo, its located in Old Town in a beautiful 18th century building next to the church which was once the Judges Chambers. The menu specializes in game and Finnish dishes.
Timbaali Restaurant is located in Old Porvoo town and is housed in an 18th century building. Its famous for being the only restaurant in Finland to specialize in snails. The restaurant is opened throughout the year and is a must do on your list if visiting Porvoo.
Favorite Dish: The famous snails.
The Gluckauf is a lovely old 19th century sailing boat oozing with charm and character, its a fabulous way to dine in the summer months. The Gluckauf is located on the river waterfront pavilion.
I must admit that we didn't eat here, but at least we had a close look at the restaurant from the inside and outside.
The restaurant building is an old wooden log house from the 18th century, therefore the rooms offer a special historical atmosphere. In summer time the terrace invites people for a rest.
The restaurant athmosphere is classy and like no other in Porvoo. The building is jugent style and so the rooms are spacious and high.
Some days they provide live piano music (a student playing).
Favorite Dish: Cafe Cabriole provides lunches (very delicious) Mon-Fri between 10.30-13.00 from a buffet table with economical price, if I remember correctly it is 7 euros per person... worth every cent!
Their cakes are most delicious ones. They have different big sortiment, like cheese cakes, berry cakes etc.
They also do salty pies (comes with sallad) and filled rolls.
Cappuccinos, cafe lattes, finnish coffee, espressos, wine, liquires, cognac etc.
I can highly recommend this classy cafeteria!
I wish I remembered the name of the small cafe I stopped at. It was so relaxing. They served coffee, snacks, sandwiches. There's just nothing like a European cafe, a priceless commodity.
Favorite Dish: This lovely cookie was just great, perfect with coffee.
- Especially serving snails many different ways - but also snail-free dishes :)
- Idyllic atmosphere of past times
- Restaurant also has nice terrace
- Location in old Porvoo is great!
I have to travel to Porvoo at least once in a summer just to visit Timbaali.
We had nowhere near enough time to stop and eat while in Porvoo since we were scheduled to have lunch a the Savijarvi Manor House in Sipoo any way. But just to give you an idea of the variety of cafes and restaurants in Porvoo, I will name a few that looked appealing for your perusal:
"Restaurant Hanna Maria" - attractive yellow building located in old town, multi-lingual staff; indoor and outdoor seating. Average price for lunch (2005) is 5 -9 Euros.
Address: Valikatu 6, Old Town Porvoo
"Cafe/Order Restaurant Levinin Kellari" - "A unique brick vault space for 60 people by the riverside in Porvoo, bordering the marina for visiting boats." Outdoor seating in summer. You can even rent a bicycle here for 4 Euros (2005 prices) for the day.
"Cafe Restaurant Joella" - Located in Old Porvoo, serving lunch from 11 to 3pm. Steaks, salads, and hot snacks, also serves alcoholic drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating. Hours differ for winter and summer.
"Hesburger" - Dying for an American-style hamburger?? Check out Hesburger located in the Shopping Center at Lundinkatu 12, Porvoo. Double Cheeseburgers, fries, icecream Coke and extended serving hours!! Check out email@example.com
"Tea and Coffee Shop Helmi "- Located in a formerly wealthy home of the 1800's. Try specialties such as Russian-style tea, Runeberg's tarts, chocolate salon and assorted alcoholic drinks. Located at Valikatu 7, Old Town Porvoo.
This is a local corner kiosk where you can have traditional Finnish meat pie (Lihapiirakka) or just a sausage. But actually this place is famous for its own homemade mustard, I always buy my mustard supply here
Timbaali is in heart of Old Town and it orders snails, part of which are grown in the curtilage of the restaurant. You can eat there also other things and try wine's, very good in there. Personally I am not a big fan of idea of eating snails, but who is, I guess Porvoo is wirth of visiting just because of Timbaali even...
Not mentioning any brands by name but one well known Finnish mobile phone manufacturer uses the services of this restaurant, when they want to offer Thai food to their customers.
The food is good and its nice to enjoy it outside watching Market Square life and people while eating. In Finland the hygiene level is very high and it is monitored closely by authorities. So, one can rely on high standart of hygiene where ever you decide to eat!
Mondays to Saturdays they have this Market Square place, when its open (could I say 10am-3pm?) in addition to their restaurant. Their restaurant is in Citymarket -shopping mall in the center as well.
Unfortunately their netpage is only in Finnish but I put it here anyway, maybe one day it will be also in English?
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is everything they have there. You can point out what you want to eat.
Last time I ate there it was 7,50 euros (rice, cooked vegetables, three different sorts of sliced meat with sauce and chilly sauce!) yam.
The Restaurant Ship Glückauf is a steam sailing ship which was built at the end of the 19th century. You can enjoy all sorts of tasty meals on the ship or in an open air pavillion next to the ship. On sunny summer afternoons the deck is mainly used as a cafe, where you can relax with a drink while watching the world go by. It is opened every day in summer, but only on request during the rest of the year.
There are often articles about restaurant Timbaali in the magazines, which makes me think that it is expensive. I have not eaten there so unfortunately I cannot tell you much about this restaurant. I just thought that I should mention it because it seems to be a very trendy place.
Favorite Dish: Snails are their speciality but they serve other dishes as well.