Wednesday, 07 November 2012 22:09

Inspired by the Big Apple

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Here at Scandinavian Soul we aren't just focused on the superb artists but we're also interested in Scandinavian places that play soul music or just cool places that have a soulful vibe. We've found one such place in Espoo, Finland.


With a cool American feel The Chico’s restaurant chain has been serving North American food in Finland since 1991. In spring 2012, the chain’s time-honoured Iso Omena (‘Big Apple’) restaurant was reopened with this bold new interior designed by the Amerikka Design Office Ltd.

burger 300The visual standpoint for the restaurant’s look is modern-day USA, manifested through a wild mix of urban pulse and human warmth. The restaurant interior is marked by bold expression, beautifully fading surfaces, genuine materials and murals by painters Juha Lahtinen and Samuli Suonperä.

This is definitely the kind of restaurant you'd find us chilling in and enjoying a tasty burger!

Do you know any cool soul bars, Cafes or clubs in Scandinavia? Let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andy Collins

I'm a South Londoner now living in Sweden. I'm also a part-time DJ/ founder of Urbanlife Radio and co-founder of Scandinavian Soul. Music has always been my soundtrack to life and although I listen to everything, soul is always in my playlist.

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