Time for a break

The village main streets and cultural landscapes in Satakunta offer idyllic breaks for a variety of tastes. The town centres offer a variety of cafés, and the smaller townships are also worth visiting to spend a relaxed summer day while enjoying a cup of coffee and delicious pastries or wonderfully refreshing ice cream. Some of the places well worth visiting are: the Lankosken Myllykahvila café in Merikarvia, the Onnenkoski café in Lamppi, the Kauttua ironworks in Eura, summer café Linturi in Köyliö, and the Villilä summer café in Nakkila.

Villa Linturi © Julia Hannula

The Villa Linturi summer café welcomes summer guests by the Köyliöntie road in the village of Kepola in Säkylä. The café is open between June 5 – August 13, 2017, daily between 11am–6pm.

 

 

Villa Linturi © Julia Hannula

The café is operated by the Kepola Village Society and this summer the cheerful Julia Mikola (in front) and Roosa Rytsölä are happy to be at your service at the café.

 

 

Villa Linturi © Julia Hannula

In June, Villa Linturi offers - in addition to good coffee - an art exhibition by Tapio Kuusisto and in July-August, Art Society Efra’s 35th anniversary exhibition is on display.

 

 

Kaino Kauppa © Julia Hannula

While you’re there, it’s a good idea to also pop in to the Kaino Kauppa shop - a walking distance from the café - where you can do some responsible clothes shopping. Kaino is a knitwear company with store and production facilities in Köyliö, Kepola village. All Kaino products are designed and manufactured on-site from start to finish.

 

Kahvila Kyöpeli © Mikael Leppäniemi

Café Kyöpeli in Ruukinpuisto park in Kauttua is a summer café operated by the 4-H Club in Eura. The café provides delicacies both sweet and savoury, sells hand-made products from local artisans, and offers varying art exhibitions.

 

 

Kahvila Kyöpeli © Mikael Leppäniemi

The café also has a tourist info point for the ironworks area. Café Kyöpeli is open June 6 – August 13, Tue-Fri between 11am–5pm, Sat between 10am–3pm, and Sun between noon–4pm. The café is closed on Mondays.

 

 

Kauttuan Ruukinpuisto © Mikael Leppäniemi

Learn about the diverse summer programme of Ruukinpuiston Kesä and plan your trip to the fabulous cultural vistas it offers. Follow Ruukinpuisto on Facebook too!

 

Kauttuan Klubi © Mikael Leppäniemi

The ironworks’ main building, known as the Kauttua Club, was built in 1802. Lunch is served at the Club on weekdays between 11am and 2pm.

 

 

Wanha Pappila © Mikael Leppäniemi

The charming Old Pappila (Old Parsonage in Finnish) in Huittinen acts these days as a banquet restaurant with the exception of summer lunch, available at the atmospheric parsonage from late June until early August. See the Pappila Web site for more information about the lunch service.

Lankosken Myllykahvila © Mikael Leppäniemi

The café of Lankosken Kahvimylly operates in the old mill built in 1835 in Merikarvia. Upstairs you’ll find the gift shop for some perfect presents to bring back home. The café and terrace are open in summer between 9am – 7pm.

Onnenkoski © Mikael Leppäniemi

The red cottage of Café Onnenkoski is found by following the Finnish national road 8 in the direction of Vaasa at stopping at Lamppi, 23 kilometres from Pori. Coffee, fresh pastries, and home lunch are served at the café.

Kahvio Onnenkoski © Mikael Leppäniemi

In addition to a full stomach, you can also buy gift items to bring back home, handicrafts, or cards.

Liljan lankakauppa © Julia Hannula

The weaving yarn shop of Liljan Lankakauppa in Leväsjoki, Siikainen, is a haven for any handicraft enthusiast but also offers plenty to see and taste for others passing through.

Liljan lankakauppa © Julia Hannula

The milieu of a former village shop has been turned into a kingdom of weaving yarn, and the kiosk-café is a fun place to visit even if you’re not into knitting. The shop is open in summer, Mon-Sat between 10am – 4pm.

© Villilän kartano

In Nakkila, the Villilä Manor summer café is open to visitors on weekends in July. The café is open on Saturdays and Sundays between noon – 5pm, and also on sing-along nights on the Mondays of July 3, July 17, July 24, and July 31, 2017 starting from 6pm. The café serves sweet and savoury snacks to go with your coffee or some other refreshing beverage!

Tyrniä ja Tyrskyjä © Mikael Leppäniemi

The pop-up café of “Tyrniä ja Tyrskyjä” will once more open in Reposaari, at Kirkkokatu 39, in early July. This café, furnished with all manner of things from the olden days, represents the realised dream of a woman working as a special education teacher in Pori - and fresh delicacies baked on-site are available to all visitors. In addition to the nourishment, happiness and summery feelings are guaranteed. By the way, the bus that goes from Pori Town Square to Reposaari will make a stop right in front of the café!

Texts compiled by Kreetta Haaslahti, Images by Julia Hannula & Mikael Leppäniemi

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