Café Alvar
Alvar Aallon katu 7
40600 Jyväskylä
email: cafealvar@gmail.com


Available: Tuesday-Friday from 11.00 to 17.00.


Tomato soup with Feta cheese - L, G – or cashew nuts - V, G, D - 7,70 €

Herbal tomato soup with onion and garlic, served with either Feta cheese or roasted cashew nuts as per your choice.

Smooth sunroot soup – L, G, (V) – 8,40 €

For children - 4,50 €

Mildly spiced creamy sunroot soup with roasted chickpeas.

Halloumi salad - L, G - 9,70 €

For children - 5,50 €

Fresh green salad, tomato, arugula, coconut fried halloumi cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds and devil's jam.

BBQ seitan salad – V – 9,90 €

Fresh green salad, tomato, bell pepper and edamame beans with fried BBQ seitan and mildly peppered onion creme fraiche dressing.

Caesar salad with chicken – L, G – 9,90 €

For children - 5,60 €

Fresh green salad, cucumber, Grana Padano cheese, corn salad, roasted chickpeas and caesar dressing (fish-free).

Small salad with a dish or quiche - 1,50 €

Fresh green salad, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper with a dressing of your choice.

DRESSINGS: Devil's jam (sweet chili) – V, G

Lime herb oil – V, G

Caesar – D, G

Pepper & onion creme fraiche – V, LG


Cold smoked salmon risotto – L, G, - 10,60 €

For children – 5,90 €

Arborio rice, onion, garlic, white wine, thyme, parsnip, cream, cold smoked salmon, roasted seeds, cheese and lime herb oil.

Beetroot risotto with chicken – L, G – 9,90 €

For children – 5,60 €

Arborio rice, onion, garlic, white wine, thyme, beetroot, cream, cheese and chicken.

Beetroot risotto with goat's cheese – LL, G – 9,90 €

For children – 5,60 €

Arborio rice, onion, garlic, white wine, thyme, beetroot, cream, goat's cheese and roasted seeds.

Vegan pasta - V, D, (G) - 9,80 €

Wholewheat pasta, courgette, onion, sundried tomato, edamame beans, cashew nuts and garlic with pepper and herb oil, served with fresh greens.

Spinach and cheese pasta - L, (G) - 9,90 €

Wholewheat pasta, spinach and Finnish squeaky cheese in an Indian style cream sauce.

Cherry tomato pasta with chicken – L, (D), (G) – 9,90 €

For children – 5,60 €

Wholewheat pasta, cream, garlic, fresh cherry tomatoes and basil with chicken.

The dishes include water, bread and coffee or tea.

Gluten free buns also available if needed. Please tell about any allergies when ordering.

The bread of the day doesn't automatically include additional bread, but please ask if you'd like some!

All our meat is Finnish and eggs from free range chicken.


L = Lactose free, LL = Low lactose, D = Dairy free, G = Gluten free, LG = Low gluten, V = Vegan, ( ) = diet version available by request

More info on allergy and diet options will be provided by the staff, please don't hesitate to ask! Some of the dishes are modifiable, we'll do our best to find you a suitable option.