Good Life Coffee, Helsinki, Finland

2 km from railway station Good Life Coffee Kolmas linja 17, 00530 Helsinki, Finland /show on map/ I didn’t include Good Life Coffee in my first guide to Helsinki specialty coffee scene but not because it’s worse than others, and not because I love it less than others – on the contrary, most often it’s the first place where my husband and I run from the railway station looking for breakfast. In Good Life Coffee everything is awesome: from coffee to breakfast (avo toasts, granola, oats, pastry), from the general concept AVOID BAD COFFEE AVOID BAD LIFE to seasonal pastry like Runebergstorta. They roast Kenyan beans perfectly, brew it good and pour it into large cozy mugs. So why didn’t I mention it in my first review? ‘Cause I didn’t have photos. ‘Cause I’m always busy. ‘Cause for the very first time in Good Life Coffee, when Ivan didn’t yet know…

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Midnight Run Helsinki 2017

I dragged my husband to our first Midnight Run (actually, Midnattsloppet) in August 2015 only because that year I used any suitable excuse to get to Stockholm, and Aeroflot was still offering convenient flights for adequate price. The website of the race promised a fun run on a warm summer night in Södermalm – what an excellent occasion! And this was the night when I found out that my body is well adapted to run at night, – because of no sun at all, I suppose. The next year, a wonderful night run in Stockholm coincided with the marathon in Helsinki, so we chose another race in series – same Helsinki, but a month later. It turned out that September night in Helsinki had nothing to do with the August night in Stockholm – the race started in the pouring rain, we ran down the slippery pavement, jumped in puddles…

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Where to find specialty coffee in Helsinki pt.I

Helsinki is not my favourite destination but it’s the quickest and the most convenient way for citizens of StP to take part in a well organised running race; it’s the quickest and the most entertaining way to get your stamps for Finnish visa; you can find pleasures everywhere. First time in Helsinki both me and my husband had no idea what to do there, next time we’ve found Johan och Nyström, and a few trips later lots of specialty coffee spots appeared on our map. Do not make our mistakes, stay away from numerous Robert’s Coffees (Robert was Paulig’s name, this means there’s nothing interesting unless you are a fan of McDonald’s coffee), buy a Starbucks mug for your collection and go find a damn fine cup of coffee using this guide. 500 m from railway station Artisan Café /Vuorikatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, Finland/ on map Although Artisan Café is just 500m…

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