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Cafe Engel

Vironniemi
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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lingonberry Pie with a view!

Charming cafe that in winter, at least, feels like a place that locals go, which is very cool considering the location right across the street from the Lutheran cathedral. The cold weather and mid-morning hunger pangs, led us to order hot chocolates and cake. I had the lingonberry pie with whipped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Caitlin M
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Davis, California, United States
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Davis, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Charming cafe that in winter, at least, feels like a place that locals go, which is very cool considering the location right across the street from the Lutheran cathedral. The cold weather and mid-morning hunger pangs, led us to order hot chocolates and cake. I had the lingonberry pie with whipped cream; my colleague had the chocolate cake, which looked... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you have the money, as this place is so expensive!! And I mean like £22 for two coffees and two cakes. The cake is nice, ( not much choice left by 4pm) And I guess your paying for the view?!? ( Lutheran cathedral) No brown sugar on the table for coffee !!

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

ate here on the advice of a shopkeeper nearby - had lovely salmon and jacket potato for lunch staff were very helpful and efficient and friendly - would come again!

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Kirkland, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Sitting right across from the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral, Café Engel gives you the opportunity to sip coffee, savor pastries and cakes, all this while the waitress brings you all you want to your table and you look out the window appreciating how this Lutheran cathedral was made big and shiny on the outside to emphasize on Helsinki's importance in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is a must in Helsinki. Locals vome here for breakfast, lunch (try beetroot dish!), a cup of coffee or tea and drinks. Great view to the cathedral and location close to shopping streets. Love it!

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Helsinki
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Café Engel takes it´s name from Mr Engel, architecht responsible for creating the balanced, harmonius Senate Square (Lutheran cathedral, Helsinki University, Government of Finland). It is an European style café with table service. Café has a breakfast menu and a lunch menu with signature meat balls, soup, and vegetarian dish. Café is frequented by nearby university people, intellectuals and those... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the good espresso, free wi-fi, and kind service at this small cafe - not to mention the view of the Tuomiokirkko! Excellent corner of Helsinki to while away an hour or two imbibing the genuine Finnish vibe.

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Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great coffee, nice pastries and excellent lunch. This is just one of the best in town, makes me happy just thinking about it. Great for writing.

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Aurora, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just happened to stumble upon Cafe Engle after leaving the cathedral and was looking for a quick coffee. So glad that we found it as the cafe latte and espresso were excellent. We had hoped to sit outside since the weather was fantastic in Helsinki but like many of the other restaurants in the area, they weren't serving outside. They... More 

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Lone Tree, CO
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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very nice, friendly café directly across from the cathedral. We just had coffee and pastries, and both were excellent. Very friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?