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Lapinlahden Lähde – Coffee in an old hospital

The abandoned psychiatric hospital of Lapinlahti has become a very interesting spot. The milieu alone is fantastic, the old hospital building is beautiful and it is surrounded by a nice park by the water. There is even a nice beach for swimming, though unfortunately it is already a bit too cold for that, at least for me.

Lapinlahden Lähde is a cultural space with all kinds of interesting stuff and events, for example an art gallery, a flea market, a boutique and a sauna and different kinds of seminars and cultural events.

The cafe Lähde is the heart of Lapinlahden Lähde. The beautifully decorated cafe serves soup lunch from Monday to Friday, and has a good, daily changing selection of pastries to have with a nice cup of coffee. Home baked, fresh cinnamon buns are served every day.

As the Lapinlahti hospital was empty for a long time, and its destiny looked quite pessimistic at some point, I am really happy that it is now used for such a good purpose and is open for anyone interested.

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Details about this spot



Lapinlahdentie 1, Helsinki

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Opening Times

12:00 - 18:00 daily


Lunch : € 7


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)