Bergga – a nickname for the district – is one of those recently opened places that has found its way straight into the hearts of many Kallio residents. Bergga’s owner has operated at the same address for ten years already, keeping a movie rental shop. In 2015 he decided to realize his lifelong dream of opening up a cafe and Bergga was born!
The spacious, bright and trendy café, with pallet sofas and vintage chairs, offers breakfast and lunch as well as baked goods to enjoy. Bergga also has a resident baker so the treats are fresh for sure.
As a memento from its rental shop days, the cafe has a painting of a movie camera as well as wall-sized graffiti from a beloved 1950s’ film-series about the escapades of Pekka Puupää, a good-natured chap who lived a couple of blocks away at Toinen Linja 13.
Bergga is situated by the famous Karhupuisto park which is considered to be the very heart of the Kallio district. The name of the park comes from the sympathetic bear statue, which you can also see through Bergga’s windows. In the summertime Kallio residents themselves take care of the abundance of flowers surrounding the bear.