Best cafés and restaurants in the countryside

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Is there anything better on a warm summer’s day than heading out to the countryside and enjoying a relaxed visit to a café? You don’t need to travel far before coming across charming farms, lush gardens and other beautiful rural spots inviting you to sit down and have some refreshments.

All countryside cafés have their own distinctive character, and whether you’re a history buff, an art fan or animal lover, you will find something to suit your style. Many of these seasonal cafés are committed to serving local ingredients and some even grow their own food.

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Perttula Café and Shop

Vaajakoskentie 113, 41310 Leppävesi

Perttula is rustic and relaxed farm in Leppävesi, Laukaa, just a 15-minute drive from Jyväskylä. The farm café opens for the summer season to serve delicious coffee and food sourced from local and other small producers. Why not grab one of their picnic baskets and head to the great outdoors for a leisurely lunch!

Myllytupa café

Vesannontie 2124, 44670 Viitasaari

The Myllytupa café is an atmospheric summer fairytale land where evenings are spent in good company with good food and good music. In the summertime, music events, pavilion dancing, children’s days, etc. are organized there. Its hot sandwiches and waffles are second to none, and cold refreshments are also available to wash the meals down.

Marjoniemi farm

Marjoniementie 91, 41230 Uurainen

Enjoy a magnificent country milieu and try out horse riding for example at the 19th-century Marjoniementila in Uurainen. The summer café in the old rectory has self-made pastries, hot drinks, and Pappila lemonade on offer.

Café Meijerinliiteri

Kangasniementie 1052, 19650 Joutsa

Located in a historic dairy barn from the 1850s, Café Meijerinliiteri is surrounded by a beautiful old farmstead. Many of the ingredients, including the delicious rhubarb juice, are made on the farm itself or sourced from neighbouring farms or the food market at Joutsa.

Karoliina’s Kestikievari

Kuusirinne 11, Leivonmäki

With wonderful rustic decor and a menu featuring classic Finnish dishes, Karoliinan Kestikievari is the perfect place to stop for a meal or snack. Specialties include cheddars made by cheesemakers Jukolan Juusto.

Summer Bistro Sylvi

Vilppulantie 51, 41370 Kuusa, Laukaa

Sylvin Kahvila rural bistro is based on the charming Varjola Farm in Laukaa. The menu reflects the seasons and celebrates local food traditions, with some of the ingredients grown on the farm itself.

Haanpää Summer Café

Painaantie 60, 41800 Korpilahtiääsummercafe

At the Haanpää summer cafe visitors get to enjoy delicious coffee and cake surrounded by the farm’s permanent residents: a herd of gorgeous alpacas and cute sheep.

Direct Sale Shop Heinähattu

Karikontie 1, 41900 Petäjävesi

Located only a stone’s toss away from the old church of Petäjävesi, Heinähattu is the locals’ favorite boutique and communal living room. The cafe, a small rustic Eden, serves home-baked bread and pastries with fresh coffee or tea. The cozy shoplet-cafe has its shelves stocked with handmade items from both Petäjävesi entrepreneurs and regional artisans. A flea market is also part of the shop.

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