A flowery café – Fleuriste

A dear friend of mine, Niina, has a love for flowers. When I first heard about Fleuriste, I knew we’d have to go there together!

Fleuriste is a French café near the center of Helsinki. It’s known for it’s flowers, elegance and of course tasty home-baked goods. The café is open Tuesdays to Saturdays.

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I’ve heard many good things about their breakfast and the Saturday brunch sounds interesting too. Niina and I visited for lunch.

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It’s easy to go on an imaginary trip to France at Fleuriste. You might see yourself sitting in Paris sipping a cappuccino. I saw many people come alone to this café – just to enjoy coffee and take a moment to themselves, reading a book or just in their own thoughts. In summer, you can sit in the courtyard.

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Don’t you just love these Chinese cupboards? Okay, those roses are pretty neat too.

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The lunch special was salad with goat’s milk brie, pears and almonds. Mmm.. this is a great combination and would be easy to replicate at home. There was some really tasty looking quiche too but I think I need to stick to salads now.

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The bread was super soft and tasty. Thank goodness there wasn’t more than two pieces – I could’ve eaten a whole loaf especially since I’d just been aqua running! The gluten free bread was spot on as well – apparently often gluten free bread is wanting but not this time. Actually, Niina said it’s one of the best she’s tasted.

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Who wouldn’t love a flower arrangement like this? A little tip – you can order wedding bouquets from the owner. We saw photos of some she’d made and they were gorgeous. Some people are lucky to have a special eye for things like that.

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How about some chocolate cake for dessert? Or a glass of wine?

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We decided to just have tea. Fleuriste has a two page tea list, so you will be sure to find something you like. This is a huge plus – thank goodness cafés in Helsinki are finally starting to take tea seriously.

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Address:
Uudenmaankatu 13
00120 Helsinki

Have you visited Fleuriste? Have you ever visited a flowery café somewhere around the world?

xx

 

12 thoughts on “A flowery café – Fleuriste

  1. So pretty! Such cafes like this are springing up in Bangsar and PJ, Malaysia too – some serve good coffee and/or food, some serve mediocre food but the ambience is fantastic 🙂 I like to read your posts on these cute cafes and restaurants in Helsinki, very interesting.

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    1. Thank you Kat! I hope you make it to my side of the world one of these days 🙂 I was so surprised to see Bangsar last time I was there – the houses that had been transformed into shophouses and cafés – such a cool area these days!

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          1. It’s good to know that local cafe are doing very well. Personally, I feel that local cafe offers lot of breathing space and variety. Chain stores often kills the variety and standardizes things. I’m sure Roberts coffee must be really good! 🙂

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