Café Höijer on the third floor. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Aleks Talve

Restaurant, Café and shop

Ateneum Bistro

Take a break in the atmospheric Ateneum Bistro! The restaurant-café offers seasons bistro styled dishes. In addition to lunch and à la carte dishes, the restaurant serves sweet and savoury delicacies to enjoy with coffee or tea. 

The opening hours are the same as the museum’s. 

  • Tuesday–Friday10–20:30
  • Saturday–Sunday10–17
  • MondayClosed

Contact information

telephone: +358 40 563 8430 

You can reserve a table by email:

Bistro accepts reservations for up to 20 people. Enquiries:

For larger groups, we warmly recommend the services of Kiasma Café, which is located at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, another Finnish National Gallery museum. Kiasma is a 500-metre walk from the Ateneum. 

Café Höijer

At Café Höijer, on the third floor of the Ateneum, you can crown your museum visit in a beautiful setting. The café is located in the middle of the exhibition spaces, so it is only open to customers who have purchased a museum ticket. Café Höijer offers classic café products served to table. In addition to small savoury and sweet items, the café offers a diverse selection of wines and coffees.

Opening hours: 

Tuesday–Friday 12:00–19:00

Saturday–Sunday 12:00–17:00

Mondays closed

Café Höijer is open during the temporary exhibitions staged on the third floor. The café is closed in between exhibitions, due to the moving of artworks and the setting up of exhibitions.


To contact Café Höijer, send an e-mail to Please note that it is not possible to book a table at the café. You can book a table at the Ateneum Bistro through their website.



Ateneum Bistro serves a delicious lunch from 11:00–14:00 Tuesday to Friday. Sweet and savoury snacks and delicacies are also available. 

View weekly menu

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is available on weekdays Tue-Fri (must be booked in advance). Afternoon tea includes small delicacies and a pot of tea for two. 

Read more on the restaurant’s page

Museum shop 

Pick up a souvenir from the museum shop 

Complete your museum experience with a visit to the Ateneum’s museum shop! The shop features a wide range of souvenirs and products related to the Ateneum’s art collections and temporary exhibitions as well as publications, cards, and gifts. Each purchase supports the Ateneum. Thank you for your support! 

The Ateneum museum shop includes the shop in the inner courtyard, the poster shop in the ticket sales hall, and an occasional pop-up shop in connection with an exhibition. Visitors are welcome in the museum shop without viewing the exhibitions. 

The opening hours are the same as the museum’s. 

  • Tuesday–Friday10–20:30
  • Saturday–Sunday10–17
  • MondayClosed

Gift cards 

Buy a gift card to the Finnish National Gallery museums from Ticket Sales or the museum shop! The gift card is valid as a means of payment in museum shops and at service points at the Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff art museums. 

The gift card is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. With the gift card, you can buy tickets, guided tours, workshops and museum shop products, for example. It cannot be used in museum restaurants or online shops. 

Museum shop 

Visit our museum shop to explore the selection. Our shop features new merchandise related to exhibitions, beautiful products based on the collection, interesting art books, and charming gift items.