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: Horseraddish mayonnaise, Blood grapefruit vinaigrette, Devil´s jam, Mustard garlic sauce, Herb oil or Hummus.


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


Oriental coconut soup with chicken - D, G - 8,90 €

Crispy vegetables in a gently seasoned coriander coconut broth with chicken.

Tomato soup with Feta cheese - L, 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, root vegetable chips, mixed salad, tomato, cucumber, peppers and Mustard garlic sauce.

Tofu salad - V, G, D - 9,70 €

Fried ginger&orange tofu on a bed of mixed salad, spinach, cherry tomatos, cucumber and walnuts. Served with blood grapefruit vinaigrette and hummus.

Salmon salad – D, G – 10,80 €

Smoked salmon, spinach, walnuts, horseraddish mayonnaise, mixed salad, cucumber, pepper and black currant marinated red onion.

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

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

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

Mixed salad, cucumber, tomato and peppers with a dressing of your choice: Grape vinaigrette, Horseraddish mayo, Devil´s jam, Mustard garlic, Herb oil or Hummus.


Creamy smoked reindeer risotto - L, G, (D) - 9,90 €

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

Risotto di Mare - L, G (D) - 10,50 €

Arborio rice, blue mussels, surimi (includes egg), shrimps, onion, garlic, white wine, cream, thyme and lemon.

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

Arborio rice, finnish forest chanterelles, Grana Padano cheese, onion, garlic, white wine, cream and thyme.


Vegan pasta - V, D - 9,80 €

Penne pasta, courgette, red onion, sundried tomato, cashew nuts and garlic in herb and pepper oil topped with capres and fresh greens.

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

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

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

Elk & red deer meat and whole wheat fusilli pasta in a creamy thyme sauce topped with fresh spinach and black currant marinated red onion.

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

Whole wheat fusilli pasta, sweet 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.