Kuukkeli Cafe & Restaurant

Economical breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Lappish delicacies in Saariselkä, Inari

Kuukkeli Cafe & Restaurant

Kuukkeli Cafe & Restaurant is located inside the complex of shopping centre Kuukkeli, located right in the centre of Saariselkä, Inari. Restaurant service is a mixture of cafeteria, fast food, casual family style restaurant. Restaurant offers lunch, dinner, fast food, fresh bakery items. Breakfast is ONLY served to our guest of Accommodation Kuukkeli.

Kuukkeli Cafeteria & Restaurant is open EVERYDAY from 9am to 9pm, even on holidays.

  • Breakfast 8am to 10:30am
  • Lunch 11am to 1 pm
  • Dinner 1pm to 8pm

Come and visit us:

Cafe and Restaurant Kuukkeli

Saariseläntie 1, 99830, Saariselkä
tel. 016-668741 – fax.016-668680


Lunch and Dinner

Lunch and dinner items are prepared everyday and kept in display at a steam tables near the entrance of restaurant. Menus for lunch and dinner varies everyday with meat-balls, chicken pasta, reindeer meat pasta, meat steaks, vegetable steaks, roasted chicken, Salmon etc.

Each items on food-well hold and display hot food with their name and price. Cold food items and salads are kept in suitable chilly temperature to keep them fresh. There are platters available in beginning of table and guests can easily serve themselves. Customers pay in the cash counter, then carry their own food from the counter to a table they choose. Afterward, customers are expected to dispose any waste from their trays and return dishes to dish return table located in the corner of restaurant.

Lunch: 11am to 1pm, everyday.

Dinner: 1pm to 8pm, everyday.

Special menu (everyday):

Sautéed reindeer ( PoronKäristys )

The best traditional local meal from Lapland, served with smashed potatoes and forest-picked lingonberry.

Roasted Arctic-sea Salmon (Paistettu jäämeren lohi)

Served with potatoes and cold salad cream.

All lunch and dinner price includes:
  • Fresh salad buffet with cold salad sauce.
  • Bread and butter.
  • Water, juice, milk or sour milk.
  • For desserts, you can take tea/coffee.

Meail options


Cafe and Restaurant Kuukkeli serves breakfast to our customer of Accommodation Kuukkeli everyday at 8am to 10:30am. Breakfast need to be ordered in advanced. Restaurant staffs only open restaurant at 8am and arrange breakfast if there is a breakfast order. Otherwise restaurant will open on normal times for lunch at 9am. Guests can order breakfast while booking accommodation or during check-in.

Breakfast: 8am to 10:30am, depends on pre-oder everyday.

Kuukkeli Bakery

There is a bakery section in Supermarket Kuukkeli, located near the restaurant where our bakers make fresh breads, pastries, pies, rolls and buns almost every morning.

Come try our famous potato corn bread, smoked reindeer corn bread; or doughnuts like the giant doughnut, the raspberry doughnut, the cloud-berry “pig” doughnut, and the ring doughnut. Now and then get surprises with bakers special items.

Fastfood and Takeway

If you are not into proper meals but fancy some fast food with friends, Cafeteria and Restaurant Kuukkeli also has fast food section where one can order pizzas, hamburgers, salads, special coffee and sandwiches. There is a list of pizzas and burger meals menu in display. List of pizza toppings are available in several language.

Fast food and meals are ordered from quick-service point, which is same place as front counter or restaurant cashier. After payment, customer wait in their table with their number, order is processed in sequence and served in table when ready. You can eat on the spot or ask for a takeaway while ordering.

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