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


Served from Tuesday to Friday 11.00-13.30. Please see the chalkboard sign.


Served Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00. Warm bread with generous fillings served with fresh salad. Dressing options: Caesar, pesto sauce, devil's jam, lemon oil or sesame oil.


The following dishes served Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00.


Oriental coconut soup with chicken - D, G - OR chickpeas - V, G - 7,90 €

Vegetables al dente in a gently seasoned coriander coconut broth with either chicken or chickpeas.

Tomato soup with Feta cheese - LL, G - OR cashew nuts - V, G, D - 7,70 €

Herbal tomato soup with onion and garlic, with either sheep and goat cheese or cashew nuts per your choice.


Chicken salad - M, G - 9,80 €

Fried chicken inner fillets, green salad, tomato, cucumber, peppers and pesto sauce.

Tofu salad - V, G, D - 9,50 €

Fried tomato&peanut butter tofu and kale on a bed of green salad, tomato, cucumber and peppers with salted peanuts and sesame oil.

Caesar salad with fried eggs or bacon - L, (G) - 8,70 €

Green salad, cucumber, peppers, parmesan cheese, crutons, rucola, caesar dressing, marinated red onion and either two fried eggs with a soft runny yolk or crispy bacon.

Coconut halloumi cheese salad - L, G - 9,70 €

Fried coconut halloumi cheese on a bed of green salad, tomato and rucola with pumpkin seeds and devil's jam.

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

Green salad, cucumber, tomato and peppers with a dressing of your choice:

caesar, pesto sauce, devil's jam, lemon oil or sesame oil.


Creamy smoked reindeer risotto - L, G, (D) - 9,70 €

Arborio rice, smoked reindeer, white wine, parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, thyme, cream and sunflower seeds.

Risotto di Mare - L, G (D) - 10,50 €

Arborio rice, blue mussels, surimi, shrimps, onion, garlic, white wine, parmesan cheese, cream, thyme and lemon.

Creamy sunchoke risotto - L, G, (D), (V) - 9,90 €

Wild rice, arborio rice, quinoa, black sesame seeds, sunchoke, white wine, parmesan cheese, thyme, pumpkin seeds, cream, saffron and turmeric.


Reindeer Carbonara - L, (G), (D) - 9,90 €

Penne pasta, smoked reindeer, onion, garlic, parmesan cheese, egg, cream, lots of black pepper, marinated red onion.

Vegan pasta - V, D - 9,50 €

Penne pasta, courgette, artichokes, onion, sundried tomato, cashew nuts and garlic in herb and pepper oil topped with fresh rucola.

Spinach and cheese pasta - L, (G) - 9,60 €

Penne pasta, spinach and Finnish squeaky cheese in an Indian style creamy sauce.

Meatball pasta - L, (G) - 9,90 € - For children 5,50 €

Penne pasta and meatballs in a gently seasoned tomato cream sauce.

Chicken pasta - L, (G) - 9,70 € - For children 5,50 €

Whole wheat fusilli pasta, peppers and chicken in a curry cream sauce.


L = Lactose free, LL = Low lactose, D = Dairy free, G = Gluten free,

V = Vegan, ( ) = Diet version available by request

All the dishes include water, bread and tea or coffee.