Restaurant day in photos

Another weekend of food and festivities. Another splendid Restaurantday.

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Beginning in the beautiful old wood-house quarter of Vallila.

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There was a local flea-market event at the same time, so one could get both food and clothes etc at the same time.

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A lot of people around, eating, trading stuff and generally mingling about.

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Tortillas and soup. The gentleman making the food below, was gathering money to wed his fiance. Naturally had to contribute.  🙂ravintolapäivä

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Great looking and tasting soup.ravintolapäivä

 

And the tortilla was excellent as well. Just spicy enough to suit a Finns taste.

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A second set of photos to come..

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Kuppi & Muffini

After getting tipped by a friend of a nice new café / confectionery that had recently opened near the center of Helsinki I was intrigued.

Kuppi & Muffini is in Finnish Cupcakes and Muffins so the main point of this new cafe is very obvious. The two entrepreneurs are both professional confectioners so tasty treats are to be hoped for.

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Kuppi & Muffin is located pretty much in sight of Stockmann, down Kalevankatu. Beside sweets there is also a possibility to enjoy salads for lunch and other small salty bites. And of course coffee, tea, smoothies et al.

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All treats use fully natural and fresh ingredients and are made on site.

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For the sake of personal enjoyment it was nice to take a couple of different portions and enjoy them with a trusted second opinion on the taste.

The pie was rasberry and rhubarb with vanilla topping.

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And the cupcake was chocolate with lemon topping. Does it not look fabulous? Cupcakes are at least as much to be enjoyed via sight as by taste. The taste by the way was really really good, especially the lower part. The topping was very sugary so it was almost, but only almost over the top! The lemon brought a lovely freshness to the taste. If you love sweets these are really good.

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The pie was less sugary, more substance. I loved the fresh taste and the vanilla topping was spot on and complimented the taste nicely. The pie was quite “tight” so it was a bit more filling than one would have surmised on looks alone. Along with a coffee and a smoothie this was a really nice way to spend time and enjoy delicate taste and great company.
 
The café has a space inside but as it was near closing time we opted to eat outside. Besides, the weather was nice and one always needs to enjoy nice weather in Finland, as it might not last too long.

To the homepage of Kuppi & Muffini from here