Human nature draws us to fires, and sitting by an open fireplace and staring into the hypnotically dancing flames can be wonderfully relaxing. There’s nothing like sitting by a warm fireplace, especially when it’s stormy or frosty outside.
In Helsinki you can eat and drink by the fireplace at cafés and restaurants throughout the city. For example, Café Monami at Rastila Manor has an old ornamental tile stove, while Bastion Bistro on the historic fortress island of Suomenlinna has both a stone fireplace and a traditional round stove.
The Löyly design sauna in turn has a modern glass fireplace that provides a warm contrast to the panoramic views to the sea, while the fireplace in the PLATS restaurant in Hanasaari brings warmth to the Scandinavian wooden architecture in a maritime setting.
The residential island of Lauttasaari has two places, Kasinonranta pavilion and Paseo Cafe & Grill, where you can eat and drink by the fireplace, while the Rantapuisto hotel in Ramsinniemi has a large and cosy brick fireplace in its restaurant. Scandic Grand Central Helsinki's lobby lounge also offers a fireplace.
When the weather is sunny, you can also grill sausages over the bonfire outside Cafe Regatta in Töölö.
Please note that all fireplaces are not lit daily. If you want to confirm the situation, it is a good idea to contact the destination in advance.