Café Siili (siili = hedgehog) is a lovely garden café in the sleepy and peaceful residential area of Käpylä. It’s not hard to imagine a hedgehog snuffling around in the neighbourhood of old wooden houses and gardens. Big part of Käpylä was built for Helsinki summer olympics of 1952, but this particular wooden house area was built already earlier, in 1920’s.
In addition to green garden environment, Café Siili serves excellent coffee, raw cakes and lovely granola on breakfast.
The café is open only during summer time. It’s a summer project for two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström. Caterina is one of the founders or Flickr and Jyri is the founder of Jaiku, the Twitter-like microblog service which was acquired by Google.
Tram 1 (Koskelantie)
Buses 57, 69, 506 and 848 (Ilmattarentie)