Finlandia Hall is one of the main venues in Helsinki and everyone knows it. There are all kinds of events happening there on a daily basis. There are concerts, political events, trade shows and everything in between that you can find in this building.
What many visitors do not know is that there’s also a café inside the venue, Cafe Veranda. It’s nothing grand, but it’s a nice place to sit down and have an afterwork drink. Or just a cup of coffee during the daytime. And its terrace outside is just wonderful.
It’s nothing fancy as such, but a surprisingly cozy spot. If you’re entering from the front doors, it can be a bit difficult to find as the big building is like a maze. So the easier way is to go from the back. It’s close by Musiikkitalo as well, so it’s easy to combine those two. (Check the Musiikkitalo article.)
I discovered it when I had a meeting there. It probably has something to do with the fact that many of my friends work in the events industry and this place is their hot spot. But having a glass of bubbly after a good meeting, well that’s just the best way to finish a work day. You, however, don’t have to have a meeting there to enjoy this place.