Marimekko's guide to Helsinki: Kallio

Colourful Kallio is home to young families, students and local bohemians. Take a tour of the cafés and bars with the new Kortteli shoulder bag.

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
Fleminginkatu 7
The homey café sources organic and local ingredients and bakes its bread in-house.
gastrocafe.fi

Roots Helsinki
Vaasankatu 14
The feel-good café fuses yoga with raw cakes and other vegan treats.
rootshelsinki.fi 

Ipi Kulmakuppila
Porthaninkatu 13
The Nordic-style coffee house serves tasty sourdough andother home-baked goodies with a smile.
ipikulmakuppila.fi

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