Summarising this spot as korvapuusti (Finnish cinnamon roles) and Wi-Fi doesn’t do any justice to what it really offers, as the Institut Finlandais (Finnish Institute) is much more than that! I first came here for a classical concert, when I was told that it has an excellent café with good Wi-Fi. As I have recently launched myself into freelancing I tried it out and it has quickly become a favorite spot.
Clearly I am not the first one to discover the Wi-Fi connection: on several tables a note says that those tables are NOT meant for computer use. But all the others are pretty full with screens, giving the place a dynamic vibe.
The café offers various types of coffee (€ 2 for an espresso), some fresh and many hip bottled juices. The sandwiches are a bit pricey (€ 7) but huge and full of fresh ingredients. The soup of the day (€ 5) is a good alternative.
But let’s certainly not forget the cultural events that the Finnish Institute has to offer: numerous concerts of various genres, but also a cinema. If you think it’s all highbrow culture, think again: Angry Birds are Finnish, too!