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The French Café


Our story

The French Café


The story of The French Café started in one white winter day in December 2019 in Kuusamo. It all started with a cup of hot black coffee. We had an idea to open our coffee and pastry shop with both Finnish and French vibes offering a great customer service, quality coffee and delicious home made pastries. The dream became alive quite quickly and turned into almost a two year long project that will finally see the daylight in spring 2023.


This project has been a mixture of a few good coincidenses but also a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck not forgetting the vision. These important things have created the foundation of our business - we here at The French Café want to offer you, our dear client is the best possible experience what it comes to freshly roasted quality coffee and home made French pastries in a beautiful environment without forgetting our warm customer service that makes those little moments in life memorable.


Local producers and their products are important to us and we try to use as much as possible locally grown berries, vegetables and wild game. Our coffee house is a mixture of two cultures so you, our dear client can find both Finnish and French vibes inside the pastry shop. Welcome to pass a nice moment and enjoy the little pleasures of life!

Our Team

Moona Mankinen

Moona is our talented French trained pastry chef who creates both sweet and savory treats every day for you to taste and enjoy. She is originally from Kuusamo but since a young girl she had a dream to learn French pastry art so she decided to move to sunny Nice in 2016 to learn and work with the best. Even though she really loves French pastries she makes sure to bring a Finnish vibe to the coffee house.


If she needed to choose one favourite treat it would be the "Hopea Toffee" salty liquorice macaron that can challenge even more experienced taste buds.


Arthur Bataille

Our talented barista Arthur is originally from France. His hometown, Orleans is very famous for it's medieval castles, wines and fruits. Arthur chose to become a chef in an early age but on the way he really started to appreciate the customer service and after completing his culinary school he decided to change to waiter school to be able to enjoy the social side more in the future.


The decision to change the career was the right one because the thing that Arthur really enjoys today is the customer contact and service. Like Moona also Arthur wanted to have a little adventure after graduating from school and he moved to the South of France, in Nice where they met and the rest is history.


Our Frenchie first visited Kuusamo back in 2019 and he fell in love with the place immediately. He really appreciates the clean and fresh air, the people and the way of life. After years of working in luxury places and fine dining restaurants he now wishes to make good coffee to everyone. He encourages his clients to sometimes take a little adventures with the coffee.



A celebration or a party coming up ? We, here at The French Café, make sure that you will have the best tasting and looking treats to any occasion? Minimum ordering time 3 days in advance.


Fresh coffee and pastries every day from monday until saturday 7.30am. until 5pm. Google schedules are updated more frequently


A personnalised cake that's made for you with your preferences.


We offer a free wifi for our customers.

Happy Hours

Every friday we have an Happy hours, 17-20.
Opening of the Happy Hour and terrasse 17.05.2024


Next brunch on


Reservation in the brunch section


Small dogs are welcome to the coffee house with their owners.

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