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Ateneum bistro

About us


Ateneum Bistro is a cozy café-bistro inside the Finnish national gallery's art museum Ateneum. With us you can enjoy traditional café products, lunch, and as well a variety of refreshments and wines. We also serve Afternoon tea.


The bistro hosts a variety of events, such as live talks and club evenings featuring interesting artists. Most of the events are open to everyone. More information about the events and admission tickets can be found on the Ateneum art museum's website.


We serve museum visitors and external customers according to the museum's opening hours.

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Our lunch buffet is available from Tuesday to Friday 11am - 2pm


Classic á la carte portions served after lunch from 2pm to 7pm and on weekends from 11am to 4pm. Check out Bistro menu!​

You will find a variety of cakes and savory items in our display case. We also make smoothies and juices. You can always get specialty coffees from freshly ground beans from us, as well as a wide selection of teas.

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Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is one of Britain’s most prestigious food traditions. Afternoon tea has been a part of British food culture for hundreds of years. This delightful tradition is considered a small afternoon pick me up that the help of with one can endure until dinner. Afternoon tea usually consists of small sweet treats and savoury snacks such as sandwiches, not forgetting, of course, the British national drink - tea.

We wanted to bring the afternoon tea concept in an updated version to the picturesque Ateneum Art Museum. Think of afternoon tea as a peaceful (and delicious!) moment amidst the hustle and bustle of the city - take a moment to pamper yourself.

Afternoon Tea for two 68 €

5 salty pastries and 3 sweet treats.

Please inform us about any allergies beforehand and your booking is for afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea must be booked in advance

Afternoon gift cards can be purchased online through the link below!​​

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Cafe Höijer

Café Höijer


Cafe Höijer offers classic coffee products in an environment that indulges the senses – served to your table

The new Cafe Höijer serves classic coffee products on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum. There's also a wide selection of wines and coffee drinks available. The café is named after the architect Teodor Höijer, who designed Ateneum.


Over the years, the space occupied by Cafe Höijer has been used for various purposes, including the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts' sculpture hall, the State Art Museum's Museum of Contemporary Art Studio N, and Cafe Cubus during the Picasso exhibition. The space has also served as an exhibition hall for the Ateneum.

Cafe Höijer will always be open at the same time as the changing exhibitions on the third floor of Ateneum. During the exhibition changeovers, the cafe will be closed due to artwork transportation and renovations.

Cafe Höijer is temporarily closed. We will open again 5th of April.

Access to Cafe Höijer is available only with a museum ticket.

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Opening hours


Monday closed
Tuesday-Friday 10.00-20.30
day 10.00-17.00
Exceptional opening hours:


Monday closed

Tuesday - Friday 11.00-19.00 

Saturday 11.00-17.00

Sunday 11.00-17.00

Exceptional opening hours:

Friday 12th July 11 - 16.30


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For more information on allergens, please contact the staff in the restaurant or by email in advance.

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