Petris Chocolate Room – Such a Lovely Chocolatier in Helsinki



If someone had asked me where the best chocolate shop in Helsinki yesterday, I would have answered it was Fazer. But if I was asked the same question today, the answer would be different. I’m not saying, “forget about Fazer”, as it is a good chocolate maker and gives us comfort with the familiar taste, though.

ヘルシンキで一番おいしいチョコレートショップはどこか?昨日聞かれてたら GeishaチョコでもおなじみのFazer と答えていたと思うのだが、今日をもって私の一番のお薦めはPetrisになった。Fazerももちろんおいしいのでお土産には最適だし、ふと疲れて甘いものが欲しくなったときにはそばにあって欲しいのだが・・・

Some time ago, a friend who reads my blog told me about Petris as a cafe/shop where one could have the best chocolate cake in Finland. But I couldn’t get very enthusiastic about it as I’m not such a chocolate cake fan (mainly because it’s usually as sweet as it could give me a headache!).

ちょっと前にブログを読んでくれている友達からほんとにおいしいチョコレートケーキがあるから絶対行ったほうがいいと薦められたこのお店。チョコレートケーキはたいてい甘すぎて 危うく頭痛すらしそうな感じなのであまり盛り上がらなかった私だった。

Last week, when I was on the tram 3B, I saw lovely lovely cake shop on the street. It looked really lovely!!! I couldn’t help looking for information in the web.


I got to know it was the Petris a friend recommended me. (they have a shop in Fiskars and  on Museokatu but this one on Tehtaankatu has been opened recently!)  I thought I didn’t have to have chocolate cake but a piece of chocolate with a cup of coffee would be nice. So, I went there today.



I have to admit I had chocolate cake 😉 I couldn’t help : ) All of their cakes and chocolates looked so nice and I thought it would be worth giving a try!

ショーウィンドーに並ぶチョコレートやケーキはどれもこれもほんとうにおいしそう :) こんなに素敵ならやっぱりチョコレートケーキを食べてみてみるべきか・・・と思いなおして、お店の人に聞いてみると・・・。このチョコレートケーキはそんなに甘くないし、なんと6種類のチョコレートが層になっていると。そのチョコレートのハーモニーが絶妙という。それならぜひ、と思って食べてみると、ほんとうにその通りだった。フィンランドで食べたことのあるチョコレートケーキはどれもこれもひたすら甘く胃にもたれる重たい感じだったのだが、このケーキは3層のチョコレートムースの下にチョコレートケーキの層があってとても軽い食感。

I told a lady at the counter that I heard about the chocolate cake from a friend but I wasn’t such a big fan of chocolate cake. She told me it had six different kinds of chocolates in one piece of cake and the harmony of all different chocolates was perfect, none of them were too strong. And it was true 🙂 I also liked that texture of the cake was really light (three layers of different kinds of chocolate mousse definitely contribute!)


Such chocolate cake and lovely interior decoration of the shop/cafe reminded me of Tokyo. It’s not a typical Finnish chocolate shop or cafe but more like a chocolate shop in Tokyo, especially, in Aoyama, Daikanyama or Hiroo area..



I also tasted a bit of chocolates and they were yummy! I talked a lot with the lady at the counter while I was the only customer in the shop. She also told me that they don’t use white sugar in their products! I love it as I don’t have white sugar at home trying to stay healthy even though I eat some sweets at times. (you may think I’m eating sweets everyday reading my blog, but I am not ;-)) She also told me she was happy to work there as all customers were happy when they taste Petris’ chocolate and cakes.



Next time which will be not too far, I think I will have cupcakes!!!


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