Cafe-restaurant Story is the gem of the Old Market Hall in Helsinki. It offers straightforward market hall food, enjoying the ingredients found at the market hall and the market square. Story also boasts Helsinki’s finest outdoor seating. Set between the sea and the market hall, the tables offer views of the brand new Helsinki Sky Wheel, as well as the sea. Story treats can be enjoyed on the spot, or taken away.
With a focus on quality and service, Story’s portions are prepared on the location in the in-house kitchen. Breakfast omelettes, eggs benedict, porridge and house granola are daily treats. Lunch dishes include homestyle meals, a daily changing meat or fish option, and salads weekly changing according to the season.
Story’s bread and patisserie products come from a local bakery and a local coffee roastery has prepared a special Story blend. The drink list includes bottles from small wineries that have been especially picked with the menu in mind.
Story opened its doors in June 2014, together with the renovated Old Market Hall. The hall was first opened in 1889 and is a cultural heritage site protected by the National Board of Antiquities. Story is situated in the middle of the market hall, a space originally used for loading horse carriages. The interior decoration fits the original architecture, but brings a new, fresh flavour with a modern touch.
The owners are no newcomers to Helsinki’s restaurant scene. Teemu Aura is a familiar face from, e.g. Michelin-awarded Demo and Grotesk. He currently runs Patisserie Teemu & Markus together with Markus Hurskainen. Westerholm and Sarkkinen co-own the Sushibar + Wine, Vin-Vin and Bier-Bier restaurants, as well as the top wine wholesaler Viinitie.
Everything with Story adds up: an exquisite milieu, top chefs and patissiers, experts of fine wines and service, and a love for the handmade and the best ingredients.