Marimekko's guide to Helsinki: Kallio
00530 / Kallio
Cultural diversity and green values are appreciated in the neighbourhood that welcomes people from all walks of life. The urban food hub Teurastamo is just a stone's throw away right next to Suvilahti, where the annual Flow music festival ends the summer with style.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Browsing through the many small stores and coffee shops is a great introduction to the up-and-coming local culture. The cosy Riviera Cinema Bar pairs good drinks with quality films.
How to get there: The easiest way to reach Kallio is by tram 3 or 9 or by foot from Hakaniemi.
PLACES TO EAT
Gastro Cafe Kallio
The homey café sources organic and local ingredients and bakes its bread in-house.
The feel-good café fuses yoga with raw cakes and other vegan treats.
The Nordic-style coffee house serves tasty sourdough andother home-baked goodies with a smile.