Experience the taste of Finland only 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD

 

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Welcome to the Poro Café

 

Poro Café offers a unique range of freshly baked Finnish pastries and savouries together with imported deli and grocery items. You’ll always find fresh Finnish baked goods, such as traditional Karelian pies, rye bread, and cinnamon scrolls at Poro Café.

 

We are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. Follow Poro Café Facebook page for any exceptions.

 

Experience our custom blend Finnish style coffee

 

We are proud to sell our own Poro Coffee. This custom blend is locally roasted, and it is specifically crafted for us to taste like the perennial favourite Finnish coffee blend, Juhla Mokka. It is available as whole beans for your coffee machine or ground for brewing percolated coffee at home.

 

Enjoy our fresh lunch made of locally sources ingredients

Our meals are prepared using fresh and seasonal produce as much as possible, and we are constantly looking for ways to increase the use of locally sourced and grown ingredients. Our standard lunch menu items include delicious open sandwiches, salads, quiches, and pot pies. The menu is frequently bolstered with new seasonal specials, and the best way to keep up to date with our specials is by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Shop Scandinavian goodies

 

Finnish heritage is a very important factor for us and for many of our customers. To alleviate potential bouts of longing for the home shores, we offer a wide selection of Finnish and Scandinavian imported confectionery and deli items such as salty liquorice, sourdough rye crackers, lingonberry jam, various chocolates, pickled herring, cod roe paste and much more.

 

Unable to come and shop with us? Not a problem. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss delivery options.

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“Poro” is the Finnish word for a reindeer, but for Finns that humble, velvet-horned beast evokes images of survival in the frozen north lands, of stamina and sustenance, of stoical perseverance in the face of harsh, sub-arctic wilderness. More prosaically, the reindeer is of course Santa’s helper and preferred mode of transport. For those who would add a twist to the name, “Poro” also refers to coffee grounds, and Finns are quick to make a distinction between “real coffee”(which they call “poro coffee”) and instant coffee.

Poro Café as a part of Finncare

 

We are a part of Finncare, a not-for-profit aged care organisation, and we are very proud of our role in the local Redlands community. In the daily operation of the Poro Café we are relying on help from our wonderful volunteers, who in turn have an opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience for new career prospects. So, if our wait times are sometimes a bit longer, you can be sure of our kind and authentic service and freshly made food.

 

Together, we are working to build a community where we can celebrate our culture through caregiving to others. All proceeds from Poro Café are used for funding aged care and community care services.

Need to hire a room for your next occasion?

 

Organise your next company function or family party at Finncare’s beautiful Function rooms. To complement the daily Café operation, we also offer function room hire for groups up to 100 persons.

 

The Helsinki Room, adjacent to the Poro Café in the Community Centre building, can hold 50 seated guests, or up to 100 in “cocktail style.” The Helsinki Room is a light and airy space with modern AV equipment, and seating can be tailored to meet your requirements.

 

The Suomi Room – in the next building – is fitted out in boardroom style, with a large meeting table that seats 14 guests and a wall-length benchtop servery space for refreshments. The both rooms offer a full suite of AV and ICT technologies, with data projectors, CD/DVD decks, microphones, speakers, multimedia pull-down screens, interactive whiteboards and wi-fi internet connections.

We also cater to your needs

 

We also offer catering for different types of small or larger corporate and private events. In addition to Finnish and Scandinavian cuisine, we can also cater to most cuisines or style of your choice. Contact us today to get a quote for catering services for your next company or family event.

Coffee in Finland

Coffee is known in some circles as “Scandinavian gasoline,” and Finland regularly ranks first in global coffee consumption per capita, with an estimated 12kgs consumed annually per head of population. Given this cultural affinity for the brew, it’s only natural that Poro Café should have its own custom blend coffee, available for purchase in the café shop.

Like Poro Café on Facebook and Instagram to hear about our daily specials and events.

 

Follow our News and events section to keep up to date of what’s happening at Finncare, as well as the greater Finnish community in Australia.

We are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. See you soon!