Niittykahvila Cafe of the Silent People offers an unforgettable experience for all motorists driving along Highway 5. Almost in the middle but in the east part of Finland. If you need a cup of coffee between Suomussalmi and Kuusamo, this is the place to visit! Come and taste our proper fire-brewed, kettle coffee and delicious butter-baked Finnish crepes with reindeer-ham filling. We can cater for groups at short notice. In summer time we have we have 95 seats at terraces and inside in Meadow Cottage 80 seats. Our cafe seats 50 visitors throughout the year and there are an additional 90 seats outside during summertime. Every group will here the story of The Silent People.
Embrace of Mother Nature -lunch buffet is available in Meadow Cottafe every day from 20th of June until 6th of August. And also at the same time, have a look some art exhibition in the Cottage.
Opening hours summer 2023
6.6. – 18.6. 10 am – 5 pm
19.6. – 6.8. 9 am – 6 pm
8.8. – 24.9. 10. am – 5 pm
Tel. Ritva +358 050-3620609
Silent coffee break includes fire-brewed, black pot coffee with the "spoon" made from willow, butter-baked Finnish campfire pancakes (crepes) with reindeer-ham or vegetabel filling and served on a shingle plate.
Our Café is also nominated as Tastefull Countryside -company of the year 2020 in Kainuu region!
During the summer time there is a little barn shop where the local handicrafts, organic products, local wood works and special local products are available. You can also enjoy your coffee break inside the Meadow Cottage and admire the Silent People scene from window.
When you stomach is full, you can rest in a real hay barn and dream about old days 🙂
Good to know
The environment in the field, in the middle of the nature, is present in our everyday work. It gives us boundary condition to honor and protect it and it`s a source of endless inspiration.We are one little part of a wonderful ecosystem. Cherishing that precious life, is our main principle.
We help to progress of local economy by selling local handicrafts and nature and organic products. The carbon footprint of our food, based on old haymaking tradition,is small. All ingredients comes from neighborhood and in summertime even from the field around the cottage.All our dishes are recycled, we use wooden salad plates and our pancakes are served on a shingle. Coffee spoons are made of the willow, which grows on the field. We don´t use any plastic in service process.
These little things shows us that we are in the right way. We continue expanding the Sustainable process by being involved in Visit Finland´s Sustainable Travel program. As a credit and appreciation of the work we done in the field of Sustainable development, Visit Finland has granted us Sustainable Travel -badge in June 2020.
You can also show your commitment and sign Sustainable Finland Pledge at
We have also been granted the key flag symbol as a sign of Finnish work!