Sunday, September 04, 2011


Going to Kalevankatu in Helsinki? Perhaps you were heading for a beer...well the area has more than barley to offer. The tiny Sis. Deli+Cafe offers a decent breakfast/brunch option right there.

The place is small just next to the Isku store, and actually when the SisDeli+ Cafe is full you have the possibility to enjoy your coffee or brunch in the part of the store right next to the café, a good option if you fancy nordic design furniture.

The menu is quite simple but good. Nice selection of bread, delicious humus and pesto, fresh organic veges, some good looking ham (but have to admit that no one tried it), mozarella, sun dried tomatoes...and also to not disappoint the Finnish tradition, porridge. And I have to admit that I like porridge, but it is usually not among my favorite. Sis. Deli+Cafe porridge is actually kind of unique, with pieces of coconut and banana mixed inside. Honestly this bring some freshness to an old family recipe with a nice kick.

And one of the very big plus for the the place compare to the other brunch options in the city: The coffee of your choice is included for the same price. Not the basic Finnish coffee, sometimes too light, sometimes which stays too long on the stove, but a real and quite good espresso or capuccino or latte (well real Italian will probably have a word to say here). The weekend brunch includes also a smoothie, this time it happened to be one with goji berries, blueberries and coconuts.

The staff is quite friendly, efficient and the place tend to get easily crowded from 11.00.

So as a conclusion, the place might look tiny and not the most attractive at first, it offers a very good option for brunch right in the city centre. Although you can buy organic product from the café, same stuff can be found for few euros less only few minutes away from there in Kamppi (shop is called Ruohonjuuri).

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