Café-restaurant Ateneum Bistro – classics with a twist

Ateneum Bistro. Photo: Aleksi Taivalantti

Ateneum Bistro offers classic Finnish bistro cuisine with a modern twist. The menu includes classics such as steak tartare, a mixed fish platter, and Wiener schnitzel, but also new takes on traditional dishes. For example, Ateneum Bistro’s tarte Tatin is filled with beetroot, caramelised onion, and goat cheese.

Ateneum Bistro serves a quality lunch from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00: salad, soup and rustic food in buffet style, as well as special lunch dishes. The lunch menu for each day is available on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Café-type food is also served.

The à la carte menu is available from Tuesday to Friday starting at 14:00, and all day on Saturdays. On Sundays, there is a brunch buffet from 10:00 to 16:00. The kitchen closes one hour before closing time.

The restaurant has the same opening hours as the museum. Check out the exceptional opening hours.

You can make reservations online at
Contact: tel. +358 40 563 8430, email

Café Modigliani

The café-bar on the third floor offers a chance to enjoy an artistic lifestyle in the spirit of historic Paris! Café Modigliani is the fruit of cooperation between two prestigious establishments, Hotel Kämp and the Ateneum. The patina of the interior is the real thing: the café is decorated with period furniture from Hotel Kämp. The café is a tribute to the artist Modigliani, who lived in Montparnasse, and to the Paris of the early 20th century.

Entrance to the café is from the third-floor landing. Café Modigliani is open on Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday from 14:00 to 17:00.

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Opening hours

Tue, Fri 10am–6pm
Wed, Thurs 10am–8pm
Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Mondays closed

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.


Admission fees

15 € Normal admission
13 € Discount admission
0 € Under 18 year-olds
14 € S Privilege Card holders

Ticket sale ends 30 minutes before museum closing time.

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Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki +358 (0)294 500 401


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Ateneum museum shop's tel.: +358 (0)294 500 434.

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Ateneum Bistro offers classic Finnish bistro cuisine with a modern twist. Lunch from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00. Café-type food is also served.

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