Our coffee shop expeditions continued this week with Pink Vanilla Desserts, a café run by a couple of American expats who make the best cupcakes in Turku. In addition to visiting the cafés in Turku and Uusikaupunki, you can also order American-style cakes for birthdays and other special occasions, and they're on Foodora, so you can get a box of cupcakes right to your door if you live in delivery range. The shop is located at Maariankatu 2 on Puutori, so about a five minute walk from city centre.
Look at all the cupcakes! And brownies! And cinnamon buns! There's even a vegan option!
The sweets are the main event, but the café also serves bagels, toasted sandwiches, and an American breakfast with pancakes.
This café is perfect for those times when I feel a bit nostalgic for California (especially in November, when Finland is at its worst) and crave for something to take the edge off. Like my little sister said, these cupcakes taste like America. I'm pretty sure the kiddies would love this place, and the café is child-friendly. Can't wait to take my niece and nephew!
But hey, Finland in November is not all bad. These Christmas trees had appeared on Teatterisilta last week. The lights make it feel like a fairytale forest.