Due to the popularity of the previous Café post, I thought I could just do another top five. I will review today at a few coffee places I did not include in the previous one, but which, however, deserve a mention.
This is an absolutely pristine and un-scientific post, feel free to criticize or add your comments under the post. Any feedback is welcome, and I would be happy to discover new coffee places in Turku!
5. Sirius Café
Sirius Café is the coffee place which is located within the main Turku City library building. Beyond the beautiful surroundings (if you want to learn more about the library, see here), Sirius Café also has a lot to offer.
While Café Sirius offers pastries and a good choice of coffees, you can also order a warm slice of pizzas or other savory dishes during the day. Being so close to the library also means that it is the perfect place to read a gripping novel while enjoying a mocha or latte.
4. Café Carré
Literally ”Square Café” in french, Café Carré is just next door from the previous entry on this list. With an excellent view on the river and the old part of the city library, its terrace is a great place to enjoy a warm (or cold) drink. The decoration of Café Carré is another great plus, adding indoor charm to the beautiful surroundings.
Credit: Café Carré.The staff is very friendly, and Café Carré also offers ice cream, as well as some more salty dishes. What else could you ask for!?
The third entry is POWAU, which you might know under the name Pure. POWAU offers a varied choice of organic coffee, in addition to smoothies, cakes, and generally, healthy foods.
This coffee place is also very easy to find, since it is just across the street from every student’s favorite place: Lidl. If you have a particular diet or want to avoid unhealthy foods, POWAU is the place to be.
2. Latte Café
While Latte Café is probably the smallest place on the list, it is a strong contender for the best coffee. The cozy café can be found on Kristiinankatu, in the center of Turku.
Something that makes Latte Café unique is that it also has a mobile element with ”Latte on the road”, which is a moving café. The Latte on the road can be seen around during sunny days, allowing clients to enjoy both excellent coffee and the warm weather.
Latte Café also has an excellent choice of tea, with a wide selection of both exotic and classic options.
Latte Café also serves some delicious cakes, as well as some savory foods.
Coming first this time is Tiirikalla, a charming café/restaurant, also very close to the Turku city library. Part of the charm of Tiirikkala is its location in a very old, wooden house. The decoration and configuration of the place offer a good choice of tables and atmospheres, among which the old attic is a personal favorite.
The reason Tiirikkala is first on the list is the combination of an excellent location, the unique atmosphere one can experience, excellent coffee choice, and the friendly staff. In addition to all this, you might be interested to know that Tiirikkala hosts regular concerts and events.
Now that the cold season is behind, coffee places are an excellent place to enjoy the beautiful weather. Whether it is by drinking an ice coffee on a terrace, or simply enjoying a latte while reading a nice book, there are no bad moments for good coffee.
Please let me know if you have any comment or information you would like to add.