Ashcan Cafe Jugend is set in a beautiful Art Nouveau building at Pohjoisesplanadi 19, beside the Information Centre.
The building was originally built in 2 phases between 1815 and 1827 for Russian born merchant Yegor Uschakoffin for residential and commercial use.
In 1904 it was renovated by architect Lars Sonck as a bank. This is made obvious when you see the carvings at the entrance.
The banking hall has 3 naves and vaulted ceilings. The rich ornamentation, decorative paintings and stone sculpture were designed by Walter Jung.
The beautiful painting in the domed section was done by Wilho Sjostrom in 1916.
The interior is so beautiful the food almost takes second place, but there is a good selection and it is reasonably priced.
There are outdoor tables in warm weather, but I can’t resist the lovely interior.