Saturday, April 28, 2012

Putte's Bar & Pizza

The new place where to show up. That's mostly what to say about Putte's.

The location is good, the place looks good but the honestly the service is terrible, not really friendly, as if being arrogant was the new cool way to behave...

But let's talk about the food. The pizza list is short which allow them to have an easy and fast turn around. But honestly not the best pizza in town, looks and almost taste like a frozen pizza from the store.

It's a shame because the place looks very nice and have a good potential even more, if you think that the draft beer comes from a real beer tap not from a stupid machine with a button which will deliver you an exact and boring same quantity of beer without any foam...

Verdict: If you want to join the hype and show up in your new trendy clothes or with your flow festival uniform, if you like waiters which treat you like a dog because it is so cool, this is your place.

If you simply like friendly and warm place, just pass your turn. The owner has amazing places like Kuurna, so this a bit the black sheep of herd.

EDIT 3.12.2012//
After a long break, Mademoiselle Unikko paid another visit to Putte's with her friends. The experience was better than the first visit: staff had changed (or the unfriendly ones were not working) and they were very helpful and friendly. Food was ok, though slightly a bit too salty.

Friday, April 27, 2012


German concept Vapiano brought in Finland or how to tune up a bit the concept of self service.

One of the most strategic position in town, and most likely the one which suits this place the best, on the railway station square. Well let's be honest you won't get the best atmosphere or the most amazing Italian food in town, but the prices are decent and rate price/quality is perfectly fine. 

If you go for Pastas, the nice thing is that the chef is cooking right on front of you (may give some tips for some home cooking). If you go for Pizza then you will enjoy the piece of technology which will ring once your meal ready. Then you will become the waiter and go and pick yourself your plate.
It's taste really fine otherwise and the small plus of the place is the self-service fresh basilica on every table, a good idea.

So all together if you are in the centre and want a decent and fast meal for less than 10€, green light!
Otherwise if you can walk 5 minutes further and are really graving for Italian food (and far better wine selection) I recommend you to head only few blocks away, there.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Go and visit the local Lokal. A little café gallery and a shop on Annankatu 19 has just opened its doors. This charming place is offering you a lot things to admire and also the owner Katja Hagelstam says that they have the best coffee in the town. 

PS. This amazing kitchen is also for sale, as everything in that store (except people).