Welcome to enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the sympathetic coffee shop Café Puhuri, located in the courtyard of the Lauttasaari Manor! Puhuri serves vegan, home-baked savoury and sweet treats from Monday to Friday between 10 am. and 3 p.m., as well as lunch from 11 a.m. Ecological values were an important consideration in planning the food served in Puhuri: all the products in the café are vegan. In the café, you can also enjoy the regularly changing art exhibitions and read high-quality scientific and art journals.
Café Puhuri is located in the courtyard of the Lauttasaari Manor, right next to the Otavantie-side exit of the Lauttasaari metro station. Opened in 2018, the atmosphere in the café is friendly and relaxed.
Art and science in Lauttasaari
Puhuri’s special features are the various art and science content it offers. The café subscribes to an extensive collection of Finnish and international scientific and art journals, and its bookshelves are filled with books published by Kone Foundation’s grant recipients. In addition, you can listen to Kone Foundation’s podcast Uusi naapuri (in Finnish). The changing exhibitions in Puhuri present works by the alumni of the Saari residence, maintained by Kone Foundation.
Victoria Keddie’s exhibition Exercising Consumption is on view at Puhuri until the end of 2020. Exercising Consumption draws its inspiration from breathing exercises aimed at tuberculosis patients at the Paimio Sanatorium in the early 20th century. Read more about the exhibition here.
Learning environment for disabled adults in Lauttasaari
The operations of Café Puhuri are run by Erikoisjoukko Oy, which works in cooperation with Lyhty. Lyhty is a non-profit organisation founded in 1993 which offers disabled adults housing and workshop services. Puhuri’s Café Workshop serves as a learning environment for disabled adults in the café industry. The aim is to provide each workshop participant with meaningful activities that match their skills, to increase the participants’ involvement in their neighbourhood and society, and to make the skills and strengths of the disabled visible.
Due to special arrangements at Café Puhuri due to the pandemic, the Red Villa communal space connected to Café Puhuri, is closed for the time being. As soon as the space can be reopened, it can be booked for free for events that are open to all. The space is ideal for organising, for example, a small seminar, concert or meeting.