Café Puhuri is a cosy and sympathetic coffee shop 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. Puhuri serves home-made savoury and sweet treats from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ecological values were an important consideration in planning the food served in Puhuri: all the products in the café are vegan.
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.
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.
You can find Café Puhuri’s lunch menus on Facebook. Café Puhuri reserves the right to make any changes to the menus.
The communal space connected to Café Puhuri 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. Read more and book the space HERE.
Tommi Musturi’s exhibition ‘Human-shaped’ is on view at Puhuri until December 2019
Tommi Musturi’s exhibition ‘Human-shaped’ is on view at Café Puhuri during the fall 2019. The exhibition contains various excerpts from Musturi’s recent works. It includes paintings, graphic art, comic strips and works in the form of books. ‘In this exhibition, I want to present various aspects of my work and working methods. I employ a lot of different styles and methods of narration in my production – in other words, I allow my visual expression to arise from the content of the work. The assortment of works in Puhuri demonstrates a cross-section of this,’ Musturi says.
The exhibition is on display until the end of year 2019.