Café Puhuri

Art and science café Puhuri, located in the Red Villa in the Lauttasaari Manor courtyard, opened its doors on in June 2018. The café offers a cosy atmosphere in the carefully refurbished building, which is the oldest in Lauttasaari, dating back to 1791. Café Puhuri's specialty is the extensive science and art programme, such as talks and exhibitions. The café is open from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Café Puhuri serves a selection of sandwiches and other sweet and savoury pastries. Ecology is an important value in the planning of the café’s food selection: we use locally produced ingredients that are in season. The café also offers 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. The café’s talks programme will begin next spring.

Erikoisjoukko Oy is in charge of the café’s daily operations.


The upstairs of the Red Villa is reserved for the Lauttasaari Society (Lauttasaari-Seura) and the editorial staff of the local paper Lauttasaari. There is also a refurbished residence apartment for artists and researchers in the villa.

The extensive renovation of the Red Villa was carried out at the same time as that of the Lauttasaari Manor. The architectural and interior design of the Red Villa were created by Talli Architecture and Design, which is best known for its Café Birgitta project in Hernesaari, Helsinki.

Puhuri Spring Exhibition 2019 is Laura Ukkonen’s “Tentative Strokes”

Artist Laura Ukkonen’s exhibition “Tentative Strokes” will be on display until the end of June 2019 at Café Puhuri. Ukkonen worked on the works on display during her residency in the Saari Residence in the winter of 2014.