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There are two good brunch places in Kallio. Brunching is very populat nowadays, so always check if you have to book a table.
Siltanen is the most popular one at the moment. Their Breakfast Klubi brunch and buffet is served from 11am to 3.30 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Pacifico is the raising star in a brunch scene. The brunch has a mexican twist, thanks to the new Mexican chef.
Other excellent choices are sophisticated Restaurant Sunn or Old Finnish restaurant Fazer.
Brunch culture has exploded in Helsinki and the number of restaurants in on the gig is overwhelming.
Sunday is the usual day but Saturdays won’t leave you hungry. In the historic area of Kruunuhaka with its classical buildings, there’s Qulma serving fresh fruit salad, a great yoghurt buffet with all kinds of yummy toppings using mint, lime and crunchy granola and lots more for €18. Can’t beat the price, can’t beat the atmosphere with its funky, owner’s choice rock ‘n roll. http://www.qulma.fi/brunch.html.
Have a chili/chorizo omelette and fill up your plate with pick-of-the-day salad, brie, cold cuts and a range of breads at Flada 13 on Frederikinkatu. The dessert table is tempting too and there’s plenty of juice and coffee to wash it all down. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-16. Table reservations at 010 832 email@example.com.
Head over to Kallio, the edgy part of town and discover some real gems. Rock the Casbah brunch makes your eyes pop out with its variety of tzatziki, hummus, couscous, saffron focaccia, lamb meatballs, mussels in creamy sauce and other Morrocan-type goodies. Sandro on Kolmas Linja is where the action is but make sure you book, it’s very crowded. For €20 you even get a glass of sparkling thrown in. Seatings at 10 and 1 pm, only on Sundays. http://www.sandro.fi/home
For a mere €15 the salad table selection at Oiva is pretty impressive together with their smoked fish, slightly salted salmon and pickled herrings. Traditional meatballs and sausages are always on the menu and there’s an array of cake, tarts and other sweet stuff.