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Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 6224522
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy place with nice atmosphere

I have discovered this place recently and it is a good place to hang out. It is somehow hard for working class to go there because it is over crowded during the weekends and it closes at 16.00 during the week. One thing: Bar tender told us that they are closing it 5 minutes after he sold us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Emre K
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have discovered this place recently and it is a good place to hang out. It is somehow hard for working class to go there because it is over crowded during the weekends and it closes at 16.00 during the week. One thing: Bar tender told us that they are closing it 5 minutes after he sold us whiskey.

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Perth, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friend who lives in Helsinki suggested we stop here for mid morning coffee. Located on the waterfront, the cafe was bright, light and airy. Plenty of windows for fantastic views. Plenty of seating. It must be a popular location for workers, as there were quite a few people using the cafe for business meetings. Service is cafeteria style. I... More 

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192 reviews 192 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped in for a hot chocolate and a rest after a 5 km walk in wind and rain. The aztec cocoa was lacking chili, but tasted nice and the carrot cake we shared was delicious!! It's not very cosy, but spacious and airy and the restrooms were spotless! If you look beyond the car park just outside, the view... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They have a few very tasty coffee flavors, not just americano and cappuccino. Plenty of room to host even bigger group of friends or run business meetings. Plenty of parking area next to road, 1€/h, yet parking space runs out late afternoon.

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Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's quite difficult to find nice places opened on sundays in Helsinki. This one was, and I took a light lunch there. Took some roe cake and a chocolate cake. There were mainly finnish patrons. Nice view. They have a brunch on sunday.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a good cafeteria to visit with your friends for a cup of coffee or lunch. They have good selection of small and bigger portions to choose from. Also I like their coffees. At least during the weekdays it is easy to find a table in this place.

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Malmö
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The round building caught our eyes during our walk around Helsinki and we escaped the rain and wind to this café. It is really a simple café with self service but the view of the sea is beautiful, even at grey days. We had some cakes (like a huge cinnamon roll), tea, coffee and hot chocolate (you could choose from... More 

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Helsinki
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6224522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 13
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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