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Café Tankar

In summer, Café Tankar serves delicious salmon soup with Finnish archipelago bread and a dessert. Soup available only by advance reservation.  In addition to the soup lunch, visitors can purchase other café products and also alcoholic beverages. A plentiful breakfast buffet is available by advance reservation.

The café is located in the harbour in a 19th century log building. In order to keep the lunch service smooth, it is advisable to book your soup lunch when you are booking the cruise tickets.

Catering services are also available. Moreover, Café Tankar is the place where boaters and visitors can book the services available on the island. The café services include retail sales of alcoholic beverages.

The Tankar guest harbour is a popular stop for visiting boaters from near and far. Many end up enjoying the atmosphere of the lighthouse island for a longer period.

See our opening hours

  • Creamy Salmon Soup

    Served on M/S Jenny’s cruise days from 11:30-16:30. During July also on Saturdays until 19:00.
    Pre-order for meat soup or vegetable soup.

    • Adult 18 €
    • Child (4-12 y) 7 €
    • Children under the age of 3 eat without charge with their guardian

    Lunch includes traditional Finnish bread, white bread, butter, water, home-made beer (0%) and juice. Dessert apple- or seasons berry pie with vanilla sauce, coffee/tea.

  • Pre-order only! Served during 5.6.-31.8. from MON-SAT 18-19:30 and SUN 15-16:30.
    During July dinner will also be served on Saturday evenings from 19:30-20:30.

    Meatballs and mashed potatoes (lactose free). Price adults 14,50 €, kids (4-12 y) 7 €
    Salmon and potatoes (lactose free). Price adults 19,50 €, kids (4-12 y) 7 €
    Salmon steak and potatoes (lactose free). Price adults 16,50 €, kids (4-12 y) 7 €
    Chicken steak, pasta (lactose free). Price adults 15,50 €, kids (4-12 y) 7 €
    Sheet pan pizza (main ingredients ham, chicken, vegetables or minced beef) (lactose free). Price 24 €
    Ham and potato casserole (lactose free). Price adults 14,50 €, kids (4-12 y) 7 €
    Smoked salmon with sauce, potatoes, strawberry curd (lactose free). Price adults 19,50 €, kids (4-12 y) 7 €

    Dinner includes salad, traditional Finnish bread, bun, butter, home-made beer (0%), juice and coffee/tea.

    Please pre-order the dinner three days beforehand so we can get the ingredients to the island (phone 041 545 3432 or email If the cruise is cancelled due to bad weather you can cancel your reservation on the morning of the same day.

  • Pre-order (no later than the night before). Served form 9-10 AM.
    You can book breakfast in our online shop.

    Breakfast includes:

    • porridge, jam, muesli/cereal
    • dark and white bread
    • butter, ham, cheese
    • tomato, cucumber, boiled eggs
    • yoghourt
    • cookies
    • juice
    • coffee/tea

    Price: Adults 13 €, kids (4-12 y) 5 €

  • The sauna in the guest harbour can be booked via the café by phone, email or on site.

    • 1 hour families 20 €
    • 1 hour groups 50 €
    • Towels 5 €


    • Tankar’s kitchen can accommodate the most common mild food allergies, such as lactose intolerance, celiac disease and individual food allergies, if you let us know in advance when placing your order. All ingredients used are lactose-free. Due to kitchen facilities, complete gluten-free status of the products cannot be guaranteed. The café is licensed to serve drinks.
    • Special occasions on request. Please contact us, we will be happy to make an offer for your group.
    • The café accepts debit cards, Visa Electron, Visa, Master and Eurocard, MobilePay and cash if required. Groups can also be charged by invoice.
    • Changes possible. Follow our Facebook page or contact us at or phone 041 545 3432.