The Glass

Bistro. Café. A rum bar. Come for a drink or lunch. For coffee or dinner. We serve you from morning to night seven days a week.

The menu

Nordic bistro with strong vegetarian foundation. Ingredients come locally and spices from afar. Classics and premieres. Multi course dinner or single bites, but always an experience.

The Location

It is difficult to locate more in the centre. Kämp Gallery and basement. Entrance from the mall or in the evening from the street Mikonkatu 1.

The Staff

Attitude, professionalism and customer appreciation. A top person who’s not shy to be himself. Humorous and authentic. That’s who we are.


We have made and innovated ways to keep you and our staff healthy. To enjoy and not fear. We will be happy to tell you more about this and our other sustainable development activities.

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The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space

It started as many good stories begin – from a restaurant. Two friends, both well-known professionals. Two glasses and a bottle of good Riesling. One throws out an idea and the other gets interested. A long conversation follows. Another bottle of Riesling. More discussion. Ideas fly and vision becomes brighter. Notes are being made on a napkin. A promise and a handshake. The Glass is born.

Helsinki’s most picturesque dishes



Book a table

You are always welcome, but we recommend booking a table for dinner. You can arrive for lunch, coffee, a glass and a snack as you wish – even on a whim. Below is a link to our booking system (in Finnish). Welcome!

Buy a gift card

A gift card is a nice gift – the recipient can decide on using it for for food, drink or even tickets for a photo exhibition. Or to all of the above. Below is a link to our gift card store (in Finnish).

Visit The Finnish Museum of Photography’s current exhibitions

Penelope Umbrico

Learning from eBay 14.10.2022–5.2.2023

Penelope Umbrico (b. 1957) is an American artist who works with photographs found on the Internet. Her installations present a clever and playful way to examine the enormous production and consumption of photographs in the 2020s.

Umbrico ventures into the virtual world of online marketplaces., eBay and Craigslist are popular marketplaces from which the artist uses images in her installations. Although millions of photographs are uploaded daily on these sites, they are rarely seen as anything but a tool for business between a seller and a buyer. However, the inadvertent treasure trove of human activity found in the images turn these websites into useful photo archives. Umbrico presents these archives as a collective cultural self-portrait.

As autumn progresses in Finland, the exhibition begins with a much-needed source of light, the Sun. However, when we look at an image of the Sun on a screen, we are actually seeing light from the screen instead of sunlight. We are experiencing sunlight, to an increasing extent, only as image conveyed by a screen.

Some of Umbrico’s works deal with technical advancement, technical failures, and technological obsolescence. In her art, she shows the beauty hidden in failure. A “bad” photograph taken to sell a broken item or a screen that will inevitably be taken to landfill is given new life in Umbrico’s art.

For this exhibition, Umbrico has structured the elements into a fugue-like composition. “I have begun to think of the various images in this work as a fugue in multiple parts. Compositionally – as in a musical fugue where variations of harmony and melody are presented in different sections and stages which pulsate and intertwine with each other – and socially, in the psychological sense of a fugue state where the loss of awareness of one’s identity creates a disorientation and wandering about. For me, this disoriented state-of-being implicitly describes current phenomena – the replacement of sunlight with screen light; the incongruity of experiencing everything almost entirely online, and of nature subsumed to the patterns of web platforms and screen space.”

This is Penelope Umbrico’s first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.
The exhibition is curated by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger.

Client Testimonials

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The Divider

“Awesome vegetarian dishes with personal twist, wines perfectly matching.

Evening finished with delicious steak.

Coffee was thick and tasty, with some Rom Jeremy XO.”

Mika M.

“(Translated by Google) Great service, well prepared food and the place is quiet and comfortable. The experience was very good, the place was peaceful and relaxing and the dishes were very delicious.”

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