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Restaurants and cafeterias, Oulu University Hospital

Dining options for patients

Meal service prepares breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper for the patients while they are in hospital.
Lunch and dinner include hot main course, salad and dessert. If you prefer, you may also go to one of the cafeterias using a meal ticket you can get in the ward. Wards have also a snack available.

Food is prepared in compliance with a five-week menu. Most patients can have normal hospital meals. In addition to the basic menu, we serve a variety of special diets including structurally altered diets, gluten-free diet, vegan diet and different kinds of allergy and intolerance diets.

Visitor dining options

Personnel and visitors are welcome to our cafeterias for a meal.

Restaurants and cafeterias in Oulu University Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital and Tahkokangas

All eateries are open during lunch time on weekdays.
Restaurant Kotka is open also during weekends.

  • Restaurant Kotka in the surgery wing
    • Monday to Friday 8-10 a.m. breakfast,
    • Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. – 13.30 p.m
    • Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 13.30 p.m
  • Cafeteria Kielo in the Outpatient Unit
    • Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. – 13.30 p.m
  • Cafeteria Lokki
  • in the paediatric wing
    • 10.30 a.m. – 13.30 p.m 
  • Von Bagh training centre and restaurant in Peltola
    •  Monday to Friday 10.40 a.m. – 13.30 p.m
  • Cafeteria Omenankukka in Tahkokangas
    • Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. – 13.00 p.m

Lunch options and visitor price list

  • Breakfast                        €5.80 (adult) on weekdays at Restaurant Kotka
  • Lunch and salad lunch €8.40 (adult)
  • Soup lunch                     €5.80 (adult)
  • Dinner                             €6.30 (adult)
  • Dessert                           €1.60
  • Children's meal (under 12-year-olds) €5, under 6-year-olds free with a paying quest.

You can pay for your meal by cash or bank card. Menus are pinned to cafeteria noticeboard and on meal service webpage.

Student dining options

Clinical phase medical students, other university students and university of applied sciences students.

Students are entitled to a meal subsidy and get a discount by showing their student card (SYL card) or student association membership card.
Medical students need to wear their personal name tag proving they are clinical phase medical students.

Students can get meal subsidy discount at Restaurants Kotka and Von Bagh.

Dessert is not included in the student meal.


Cafeterias, OYS

Hospital cafeterias lie in the entrance to the hospital (Outpatient Unit A8, B1, B2, B3 and B5). The cafeterias in the entrances to Outpatient Unit, B1, B3 and A5 are open from Monday to Friday. Cafeteria Neilikka in Entrance B2 is open also over the weekend.
Cafeterias serve coffee, fruit, meals and salads, sandwiches, bread rolls and other baked goods as well as magazines, newspapers and some personal care products.  Veikkaus, Finnish gaming company, service locates at Cafeteria Neilikka in Entrance B2.

Cafeteria Kielo (Outpatient Unit)

Monday to Friday

Open 8 a.m. – 15 p.m, Lunch 10.30 a.m. – 13.30 p.m

Tel. +358 8 315 2379 and +358 8 315 6011

E-mail: kahvio-ravintola.kielo(at)

Service Kiosk Kieku (Entrance B1)

Monday to Friday

Open 8 a.m. – 14.15 p.m

Tel. +358 8 315 5580


E-mail: palvelupiste.kieku(at)

Cafeteria Neilikka (Entrance B2)

Monday to FridayOpen 7.30 a.m. – 19 p.m
Saturday and Sunday

Open 10 a.m. – 16 p.m

Tel. +358 8 315 3216


Cafeteria Soilikki (Entrance B3)

Monday to Friday

Open 9 a.m. – 14.15 p.m

Tel. +358 8 315 4194



Cafeteria Lokki (R floor)

Monday to Friday

Open 9 a.m. – 14.15 p.m, Lunch 10.30 a.m. – 13.30 p.m

Tel. +358 8 315 5395



There are also a number of vending machines for soft drinks and snacks

Snack vending machines:Accident and Emergency Department and Paediatric Accident and Emergency Department A5
Drink vending machines:Several in various units in the hospital, for instance waiting areas in the paediatric hospital, and Entrance B1, B2 and B3 to the main hospital.
Hot drink vending machines:Several in various units in the hospital, for instance  Medicinal day hospital, Paediatric Accident and Emergency Department and Accident and Emergency Department