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cafe Carusel

Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 6224522
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Ranked #384 of 1,010 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $11 - $15
Cuisines: European
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Helsinki
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Visit this place because of the view, but don't expect too much otherwise. The food is okay, pastries too, but a bit overpriced sometimes (especially the buffet brunch). Selection of food and snacks is quite nice! Sometimes the different ads from sponsors (?) are a bit dominating - I don't care to see Audi logos on my napkins in a... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our favourite place to have Sunday afternoon coffees in Helsinki. Nice view by the sea, cozy atmosphere and terrace is the place to be during the summer. Value for money place and quite good assortment. Pizzas are great and so are the desserts. Place is very crowded during the high season at summer, but service is always friendly and customer... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I will never ever forget this cafe in my entire life. I spent amazing time here with amazing people, who will always remind me of Helsinki. ♥ Service was nice, I was quite surprised by "school cafeteria" style, but cakes were very tasty, coffee was great. The best thing about this place is its location. WONDERFUL view! Higly recommended, thank... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the most popular seaside cafe in Helsinki. Very crowded in summer. Good coffee, fresh cinnamon rolls, pastries, food and sunny terrace.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. Menu was not available in English, but staff translated very well. We each ordered a pizza which came with coffee, tea, or water and a salad and bread bar for 12,90 euros each. Great value for the price. However the pizzas were about twice the size we expected. So basically one went to waste since... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were in Helsinki for a day visit during our cruise. We wanted somewhere to have lunch near the water and the vast green area. So, we chose this, it was a cafeteria style fast food, where you get your tray, pick your food and pay at the end. The food was good and the outdoor seating were great. It... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have visited this place for more than 10 years. At some point Carusel became a venue for advertisements - there are changing brand logos (car brands, alcohol) here and there (napkins, side table in entrance etc) which take away from the actual caffeteria experience. Also these make you feel that the owner is just interested in making the easy... More 

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stopped by for a cup of coffee a lunch sandwich and a cinnamon bun. It was ok, good but does not stand out. If the weather is nice, it is great to sit outside.

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Espoo, Finland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Visited many many times. Good place for lunch, but best during the summer. Great, big terrace right by the sea. Good selection of coffees and both sweet and savoury dishes. If you visit during a nice summer day, be prepared to wait in line for a while. Eaten lunch several times, food has always been good. Had one the best... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We went there tempted by the radio advertisement, that they have their own bakery. Yes they have it, but its too expensive. Another major minus: the vanilla sauce for the apple pie, it is the cheapest ready made sauce one can buy, and tastes like nothing. Than if you want to have a warm cacao with whipped cream: the whipped... More 

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Address: Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 6224522
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
Average Prices: USD 11 - 15
Cuisine: European

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