Forest Café

Welcome to take a breather at our atmospheric forest café!

In the spring of 2024, six adorable alpacas arrived in the café’s yard: Tyko, Enzo, Isac, Lionell, Jackpot, and a little later Fransu will join the group. We let the animals adjust to their new environment peacefully, and we kindly ask you to do the same!

You can admire the animals from outside the enclosure. However, please do not feed them anything, and keep your dogs on a leash throughout your visit. Once the animals have settled in, we can get to know the alpacas together more closely!

In the summer, the forest café offers, among other things, ice cream, products from Karvila Brewery, refreshing drinks from Rahula Ranch, savory and sweet waffles.


Forest Café

Mon-Sat 12.00-17.00

Forest Café is located ca. 300m from the Safari House in Järvisydän.

Address: Hakotuvantie 15, 58900 Rantasalmi


Where are we located?

Forest Café can be reached by walking, following the signs after the Safari House. The path to the destination leads through the forest. You can park your car in the Järvisydän parking area (first two hours free of charge). For those with mobility challenges, there is the possibility to arrive by car through the Hakotuvantie route to the café courtyard (please notify the café in advance so that we can reserve a spot for parking in the courtyard).

Forest Café Menu

At the Forest Café, you can enjoy hot and cold drinks as well as sweet and savory snacks by the fireplace in the café's cabin or on the outdoor terrace.

The café has a liquor license, offering craft beers from the local brewery, Karvila Brewery, and beer-tasting packages.

Upon request, the café provides coffee services and beer-tasting events for groups, even outside regular opening hours.


Jaana Oikarinen
Savon Elämyspalvelut Oy
Tel. +358 44 765 3822

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