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Puijo is peaking – the renewed café opened its doors on Friday 2.8. and the restaurant will open on 27.8.

The new era of Puijo’s restaurants begun this Friday as the fully renovated café opened its doors at 10 am. The café favors organic products and local producers. The café also gives you a one-euro discount for coffee/tee or for a sweet/sultry pastry with an entry ticket to the tower until 10.8.  

Natural materials, for example moss, birch and bark are used in the interior design of the café

The inspiration for a forest living room for the whole of Kuopio came from the breathtaking views from the observation tower, the forest of the Puijo nature conservation area and from the history of the tower. The greenery of the Puijo forests has been brought to life inside the café, for example, moss is a part of the new décor. The café also has its own roast – Puijo coffee, provided by the local roasting factory, RPS Roasting. In addition, the bakery Liepuska from Nilsiä prepares pastries and Karelian pirogues for the café. The plates and cutlery are made of biodegradable ecological material and come from Joensuu.

Plates and cutlery made of biodegradable ecological material and come from Joensuu.

- This concept is a unique experience made for all senses. The beautiful value property has inspired us to go back to a decade when one’s bag lunch was wrapped in wax paper and one drank milk from a Koskenkorva (liquor) bottle. We wanted to create something new for the locals without forgetting the significance of the area for tourism either. We have worked together with various business branches to accomplish the concept – the shared vision of Ravintolamestarit and Puijo Peak of a unique trip above the tree line was concretized by professionals, states Eeva Mertanen the CEO of Ravintolamestarit.

The staff of Ravintolamestarit ready to serve customers

The tower restaurant will also be opening soon – the opening will be on Tuesday 27.8 at 5 pm. In addition, the lunch restaurant at Puijon maja will be opening sometime during the autumn 2019.

The company Puijo Peak is developing and refining other (outdoor) activities to Puijo as well. Puijo Peak’s business partner SeikkailuKuopio has already introduced the first activity at Puijo this summer: You can rent popular e-fatbikes and take a ride at Puijo. In addition, you can participate in a guided tour at the ski jumping tower, ask at sales@puijopeak.fi. Puijo Peak will inform about new activities, programme services and experiences on their web pages at www.puijopeak.fi and on facebook Puijo Peak

Various professionals from different fields of expertise have been involved in renewing the restaurants and the concept at Puijo. SISU Interior is in charge of project management and, in collaboration with Sisustussuunnittelu Tiina Ruotsi, of the interior design for the café and the restaurant. Oddy Inc., from Kuopio, is behind the visual look, Lasilinkki brought unique glass art to the spaces and Jukola Industries created a camping feeling with its tree art. The décor and the products highlight local, ecological and natural elements. 

Additional information: www.puijopeak.fi/
More information about the restaurant services: www.facebook.com/puijonravintolat

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