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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent coffee and cakes

We dropped in for coffee and cake on our way to the City Museum which is just around the corner. The coffee was excellent, the best we'd had during our stay in Helsinki. The cakes were delicious too. Prices seemed to be a bit higher here than other places eg €5.50 for a latte. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Situated right by the Senate Square, this little welcoming cafe serves a good cuppa for a morning perk-up, or afternoon pick-me-up, with a view of the Church. Their soya cappuccinos are good, and bottomless black coffee from the self service table is always appreciated! Cakes looked delicious and so did the food menu too. Staff were friendly and relaxed -... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great location in Senate Square. The cakes and desserts are excellent and you can get good local fayre as well.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We dropped in for coffee and cake on our way to the City Museum which is just around the corner. The coffee was excellent, the best we'd had during our stay in Helsinki. The cakes were delicious too. Prices seemed to be a bit higher here than other places eg €5.50 for a latte. However, everything is expensive in Helsinki... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We frequently visit here, good coffee in a nice setting overlooking the Senate square and Helsinki cathedral. Lucky if you can get a window seat and watch the people go by!!

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for coffee and a pastry after visiting the Lutheran Cathedral nearby. We loved the restaurant - cute decor, friendly service, excellent coffee and fresh, flaky pastry - you can't go wrong!

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Cafe Engel

Address: Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > 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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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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