Eat your fill affordably without compromising the environment. At UniCafe you’ll find everything from hearty lunch, a salad bar and healthy snacks to lovely café products like coffee and buns. We believe that food is much more than just fuel for your body: it’s a way to change the world. Kaivopiha is conveniently located right in the heart of Helsinki city centre, easily accessible via public transportation.

We offer the most affordable lunch and cafe products in the city centre. You’ll find vegan and vegetarian meals on our menu on a daily basis. On top of this we always prioritise domestic produce such as organic tofu, domestic chicken, and Finnish seasonal vegetables. We’ve also prepared our café products keeping special diets and allergies in mind.

Sustainability is important to us: we are the first in Finland to offer the ability to compensate the carbon footprint of your meal, and we offer leftover food as a take away option at the end of the day to fight food waste.

UniCafe is operated by Ylva, which is owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki.

How to get there: 

BUS: several buses
TRAM: all tram lines
TUBE STOP: Central Railway Station
TRAIN: Central Railway Station


Monday 10:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
Friday 10:30 - 19:00
Saturday 11:30 - 17:00

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Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki


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