Cafés! And cafés in Turku! I love going to them. Be it a date, catching up with a friend or working alone on something – cafés are fun. So here are my favourite cafés in Turku – and my best tip on when to go to these places.
In Turku I have been to many different cafés during the six years I was studying there and here are my favourite cafes in this city. As I’ve been to them quite often I also recommend on what occasion you should go to them!
Note that I have put a link to the location on Google maps on every address, hope it helps you find the cafés. 🙂 But one of the good things about Turku is that it is pretty centred, which means it is walking distance between most of the sights, and these cafés!
Also note that I put the photos of the cafés before the subheading. Hope you enjoy this post!
Best cafés in Turku for different occasion
Latte café – to catch up with a friend
This petite café with amazing coffees, teas and food is in my opinion a great place to meet up with an old friend and catch up.
Given it is so small you can also talk and not worry that someone you know might be there as well 😀 The café also has a really friendly owner, who is always happy so be sure to talk to him a bit as well.
Address: Eerikinkatu 37 (former Kristiinankatu)
Fabbe’s Café – for a (vegan) energy-boost in between classes or during your break
Fabbe´s is located perfectly in Åbo Akademi’s campus area, and they offer really good pies and tea for a really affordable price! They speak Swedish as well, which also for me amps up the cosiness level. Therefore it is a great place to go in between or after your lectures, or during your lunch break.
Address: Tehtaankatu 6
Fazer café – for great Instagram photos
The interior, the beverages and the food are all very Instagrammable at Fazer Café! Some say it is on the more expensive side but maybe it is worth the nice feeling of the café and the photos…?
They also have a good breakfast and of course Fazer’s own delicacies are good to try!
Address: Aurakatu 10
Tiirikkala -visit with the girls or the group
Tiirikkala has an interior that I love, love, love. It is also a bar and they sometimes have artists playing jazz or blues as well. Be it for a coffee date or lunch, it is a nice place by Aura River to spend some time laughing with a group of friends.
Address: Linnankatu 3
Café Carré – to work or study alone
Located very close to Tiirikkala, you will find Café Carré!
When I want to go to a cafe with perfect location and is not too busy during the day, I go to cafe Carré. They serve good pies and chicken bagels and nice black tea to keep you going. I spent there many hours when I worked and studied!
Address: Linnankatu 3
Robert’s Coffee – to go on a date
Some cafés close 6 or 8 pm (not Tiirikkala though, as it is also a bar), so if you want to go on a date at 7 or 8 some cafés might be closed already.
If the date goes well maybe you end up going to a movie? Or maybe you go to a movie before or after and then go to Robert’s coffee to talk? Even though it is a chain I like Robert’s coffee.
Address: Kauppiaiskatu 11
Gaggui – to try different delicious cakes
Gaggui is one of the favourites as well! The cakes are really good and have fun names. The café is very cosy as well.
Address: Humalistonkatu 15 a
That was all of my favourite cafes in Turku for every occasion! Of course you can go on a date to Gaggui or catch up with a friend at Tiirikkala. This is just a very subjective post on how I have experienced the cafés.
what is your favourite cafe in Turku? Let me know by leaving a comment!
Thank you for reading – have a nice day!
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