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The Silent People Niittykahvila Cafe

Located in Kainuu province in Suomussalmi. The Silent People Niittykahvila Cafe offers unforgettable experiences to those traveling on Route 5. When you’re craving a good coffee between Suomussalmi and Kuusamo, come and enjoy kettle coffee and butter-baked Finnish crepes.

Niittykahvila Cafe

The classic duo of Niittykahvila Cafe is a muurinpohja-crepe (large griddle crepe) with fire-roasted kettle coffee. This classic gains new friends every year. In addition to Finnish crepes, the cafe offers salty snacks, refreshments, ice cream, northern delicacies.

You won’t find another cafe quite like ours: The quiet messages of the Silent People, memories echoing from the old hay field, authentic flavours born on the open fire, groups of international travellers and cheerful service all meet here at the edge of this field. You can crown your unique stay by spending the night in our hay barn, for free!


This is a great place for travellers on Highway 5 to stop for a cup of coffee or lunch. Embrace of Mother nature Lunch Buffet is available at summer every day. Herbs from meadow around the cottage, other local ingredienses and freshly baked organic bread guarantees the pure symphony of tastes.

In restaurant you can organise family celebrations, bachelor or hen parties, corporate team building, education and recreational activities or, for example, class reunions. There is room for up to 80 people.

The Silent People

Travellers on Highway 5 are greeted by a peculiar sight of people-like figures. The hay heads appeared first time when Reijo Kela created them as part of his Ilmarin kynnös performance. He created the People as part of the performance in the Lassila field at Suomussalmi.

Sustainable development

In June 2020, The Silent People Niittykahvila Cafe received Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland label. The development work has continued determinedly and in June 2023 the company received the Green Key certificate.

The Silent People Niittykahvila has signed the Glasgow declaration on climate in turism, in which we commit to halving carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.


  • Hossa National Park, 60 km
  • Raatee winter war places 35 km
  • Turjanlinna museum 30 km
  • Soiva metsä nature trail 30 km, popular with families
  • Kuusamo 110 km

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  • Kaupunki tai kunta:Suomussalmi
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