Quality Coffee Break at Fleuriste @ Helsinki

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Korvapuusti is the most genuine pulla in Finland. What is pulla and what is korvapuusti? According to Wikipedia, Pulla (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpulːɑ]) is a mildly-sweet Finnish sweet roll or dessert bread flavored with crushed cardamom seeds and occasionally raisins or sliced almonds. Braid loaves (pitko) are formed from three or more braided strands of dough. The braids may also be formed into a ring. These braided strands or rings are typically coated with melted butter and then sprinkled with white sugar or almonds.[1] Other types of pulla include small round ones that resemble English scones but have a sugar and butter topping, and larger cinnamon rolls called korvapuusti. The outside typically has a shiny brown glaze, formed by a coating of egg whitemilk or a mixture of sugar and brewed coffee. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulla)


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Or you can see it in the above picture.


Last Thursday, in the rainy afternoon, I went for coffee to a  charming cafe, Fleuriste, on Uudenmaankatu. It is one of my most favorite cafes in Helsinki and serves lovely pulla, cakes, coffee, tea, lunch, brunch etc.  In addition to really good food and drink, they have lovely interior decoration and atmosphere. Also the staffs are super nice and smiley. I always feel happy as soon as I open their door and feel welcoming and peaceful atmosphere.


On that Thursday, they had lovely korvapuusti (slap on the ear in English) pulla which made me happy again! Also the good-quality coffee I had with pulla was perfect with the sweet bun.  

To read my previous post about the Fleuriste, click here (Fleuristeについては前にも書いてます。リンク)