In English


Pausa is a Wine Café in the district of Pitäjänmäki, opened in January 2019.

We serve coffee, wine, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages and small bites such as our tapas-style ’piksut’, quiches and salads. When times are normal, we also host music events monthly.

We want Pausa to be a neighbourhood bistro especially for those living or working closeby. We want to make it possible to enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee without the need to leave for the city centre. We want Pausa to be a cozy living room for everyone living or passing Pitäjänmäki.

The name Pausa means ’pause’ or ’break’. We hope that everyone visiting Pausa will sense the same relaxing atmosphere we feel and very much enjoy.


The first time we dreamt of opening our own café was more than 30 years ago on our first proper dinner date.

Back then, we decided to take a different path and built our careers elsewhere. But the dream never really left us, and, in fact, it was strengthened by our many visits in different family owned restaurants and cafés especially in the Mediterranean countries.

In the beginning of 2017, we decided that it was finally time to make our dream come true, and we left our day jobs which we had had for our whole working lives.

It took us some time to find a suitable place, but in October 2018, we were lucky to find this well located business space, then occupied by the charming coffee shop Kaffekievari.

Pitäjänmäki was the perfect choice for us due to its lovely atmosphere, and due to the fact that Sari lived in the neighbouring district of Pajamäki when we first met. In a way we came full circle by fulfilling our dream here.

Opening hours

Tue-Thu 15-22
Fri-Sat 15-23
(Sun-Mon closed)

Private events are possible outside opening hours.
Contact us for more information!


Email: info(at)
Phone: +358 44 2302443


Pitäjänmäentie 19, 00370 Helsinki

100 m from Pitäjänmäki train station
Plenty of parking space nearby