Valkoinen Puu café

Treat yourself

Valkoinen Puu is a big little café chain, known for its handmade American-style cakes. Family recipes, authentic ingredients, and a passion for baking are the secrets to the cakes’ popularity. All of these things combined guarantee the cakes’ unrivalled flavour.

The café also serves special coffees, savoury pies, paninis, hearty salads, and artisan pizza.
Each day, lunch combines flavours from Finland and afar. The pesto lasagne served on Wednesdays has amassed somewhat of a cult following among our patrons. Its addictive flavour comes from our pesto, which we make ourselves from fresh basil.

Why not find your favourite flavours? Welcome!

A café that began with love at first sight

The story of Valkoinen Puu cafés began when Finn Kirsi met American Mark on an international dating site and fell in love. The soulmates married on their third date, and their friends thought they were crazy.

Almost twenty years later, the couple are still happy. Nowadays they live a down-to-earth life in the South Bothnian countryside with their four children. They work on Kirsi’s family farm and run the Valkoinen Puu company.

Finnish-American coffee house culture

Kirsi and Mark’s home countries are both represented in their products. The hearty American-style cakes are paired with Finnish locally sourced and organic ingredients. Some of the recipes come directly from the Mark’s grandfather, who ran an American diner in the 1950s.

Valkoinen Puu’s bakery sources pure Finnish organic spelt flour, berries, and free-range eggs directly from local producers.
Kirsi and Mark both have backgrounds in creative industries. Kirsi has experience with upholstery and interior design while Mark has worked in events organising and ceramics. This is reflected in the beautiful, relaxed and laid-back atmosphere in the cafés.

Their shared dream was to create international and unique cafés that are like a second living room for customers. Their philosophy for the coffee house experience can be summed up in the motto “Treat yourself”.

Gluten-free and vegan treats

Everyone should treat themselves! The café always serves gluten-free and vegan sweet and savoury treats. Other special dietary options are also available. Please contact the café staff when you arrive, or get in touch in advance.

Valkoinen Puu café


Mon - Fri 11am - 8pm
Sat 11am - 7pm
Sun 12 - 6pm

Cygnaeuksenkatu 2
40100 Jyväskylä

Contact information:
+358 41 314 0448

Cakes to order for life’s important moments

Customers can order delicious cakes, lasagnes, deli products, beautiful ceramic products and Valkoinen Puu gift cards from Valkoinen Puu’s online store. Orders are mainly delivered over the weekends from Valkoinen Puu cafés in Jyväskylä, Tampere, Kauhajoki and Seinäjoki.

Flexible café services even for large groups

Valkoinen Puu provides a smooth and flexible service in Toivola Old Courtyard, including for large groups. In addition to the café, Valkoinen Puu’s services are available in Toivola’s other premises. If you wish, you can place an advance booking for your group or request a quote using the form at the bottom of the page.


Information on this form will be sent solely and directly to Valkoinen Puu, who will process the data in accordance with its own data protection practices. The information on the form will not be sent to Toivola Old Courtyard or its other operators.


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