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Cafe Engel

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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: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 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
Great meatballs

I got great meat balls and the service was fine. Relaxed atmosphere. I will go agin. The prise was fair. My wife had a vegi burger and loved it. This place is popular lot of people enjoying them self.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Kristinn Ó
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I got great meat balls and the service was fine. Relaxed atmosphere. I will go agin. The prise was fair. My wife had a vegi burger and loved it. This place is popular lot of people enjoying them self.

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Coseley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Popped in here after a bus tour around the city. Thought it was incredibly friendly, with a good choice of cake and refreshments.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My friends and I only had a few hours to spend in Helsinki and wanted to have a nice meal (in the warmth!!) before exploring the city for a little. I am not the biggest fan of the cold, so Cafe Engel turned out to be my favorite part of my very short visit to Helsinki ;) I ordered the... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lovely little cafe overlooking senate square and the cathedral. Great for finnish style breakfast, although quite pricey! They do a good espresso though, dropped in here a few mornings for take away coffee and wasn't disappointed.

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Davis, California, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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