Local Rauma Delicacies

Lapskoussi – lobscouse casserole

Lapskoussi is a traditional food in Rauma, and it has arrived here with seamen. The dish is also known in other European ports. The secret of lobscouse is slowly cooked tender meat, vegetables, and seasoning. Also children like lapskoussi!

You can have lapskoussi in the following restaurants in Rauma:

Rauma gingerbread

Rauman pipari – Rauma gingerbread is a small sweet delicacy which tastes good with coffee.

You can find Rauma gingerbreads in the following cafes:

  • Kontio cafe in Old Rauma (Kuninkaankatu 9) and Kontio bakery cafe (Karjalankatu 3). It is also possible to buy the gingerbreads in a gift box as a souvenir.
  • Cafe Prassen (Posellinkatu 6).

Vanilla doughnuts

Kontio’s widely known vanilla doughnuts melt in the mouth. The doughnuts are baked in summer at the inner courtyard of Kontio cafe in Old Rauma, so they will surely be fresh. Kontio cafe in Old Rauma (Kuninkaankatu 9) is open Mon-Fri 7.30-17.30, on Sat 8-15, and on Sun 11-16.

Pystökaffee – Coffee kiosk at the market place

Pystökaffee is an excellent way to start a day. It is a popular tradition in Rauma to buy a morning coffee and a doughnut from a coffee kiosk at the market place and enjoy it while you are standing and chatting with other people.