Many small and personal cafés in Savonlinna call irresistibly for you to sit down for a moment and enjoy. Finns are well-known for enjoying good coffee, and Savonlinna is no exception. (Photo: Café Rantakivi)
The Savonlinna area has its own café treat as well, the lörtsy. The lörtsy is traditionally a flat pie filled with meat or jam, and it goes just wonderfully with a cup of your favourite coffee, or just as a standalone snack. You can also find other sweet and savoury lörtsy, such as with fish or vegetable fillings.
In the old part of Savonlinna city, amongst the atmospheric old wooden houses, you can find Kahvila Saima, or Café Saima, on Linnankatu street as well as Café Alegria on Puistokatu street. Savonlinna’s old railway station now has its own café too called Raide.
During the summer, a coffee at the marketplace is a must. Savonlinna’s marketplace must be one of the most beautiful marketplaces in Finland with the market square right next to the harbour and Lake Saimaa’s shore. Next to the marketplace is Café Sataman Sydän, which is a place loved for its speciality coffees and delicacies.
Savonlinna also has its own summer kiosk, which serves ice creams, warm and cold drinks and other treats. The kiosk is situated by the harbour, and you can watch cruise ships come and go while enjoying your ice cream.