September 2007, my family and I went to Helsinki. Since Finland is rather famous
for its reindeer meat or fish, I was surprised to find so many pretty and delicious
is the Fazer café from the outside. The display window reminded me of a
furniture shop. And the cakes really looked like works of art.
Fazer café from the inside. With chairs by Thonet. Impressive. Obviously,
I felt comfortable. And the cakes tasted as good as they looked.
following pictures show the market halls. At one booth we bought "Sacher
Kakku". It certainly wasn't the original, but it was just as good anyway.
It's a less than two hour ride by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, the capital
of Estonia. There we found a café selling different kinds of pastry and
Estonian chocolate next to a small marzipan museum.