Story restaurant in Helsinki by Joanna Laajisto

I love how relaxed and inviting the new Story restaurant and café in Helsinki looks. Designed by Joanna Laajisto, with a great feel for colours and materials, and a mix of stricter designer furniture, bespoke shelving and benches, and some fun lighting that looks as if made from crayfish cages.


The fresh herbs and open shelves full of newly baked bread and simple brown paper bags filled with flours hint of the rest of the building’s function as a market hall. Don’t let the relaxed vibes fool you into thinking that the food is equally simple though; the chef has a Michelin star from his other restaurant. This place is definitely on my list of places to visit on my next trip to the Finnish capital!



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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • It’s rare to see double storey restaurants/cafes in Hong Kong. So nice to have a spacious place full of sunlight. Im so jealous 😛

  • retromoderni

    Very nice

  • Så himla fint designat 🙂

  • EXAKT så vill jag att mitt kök ska se ut!

  • Story finns i den nyrenoverade Gamla Saluhallen som ligger 500 meter från SiljaTallinks terminal i Södra hamn, bredvid Salutorget.

  • Story hittar man i Gamla Saluhallen som öppnades nyligen efter en renovering.

  • Great lights!

  • beautiful spaces and lights!
    love it

  • Lena

    Where exactly is this in helsinki! I’m there for a couple of days!

  • I believe it’s here: