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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #103 of 1,010 Restaurants in Helsinki
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went there to rest a little with view on the cathedral. Had coffee and cake there- it was very difficult to decide what to take! Very good and friendly staff.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a lovely, unpretentious cafe for lunch. Service is very good. The food is solid and tasty. As with everything in Helsinki, it is a bit pricey for what you get. Definitely recommend.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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92 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were meeting relatives by the Cathedral, and what better way than sitting having a coffee directly in front of the Cathedral. You get free refills, and there is seating indoors, but we sat outside. There is a delicious selection of cakes too. They are a bit pricey, but you are in a prime spot. Great coffee, great view and... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Engel cafe is exactly in front of the cathedral in Helsinki. It is a great place for a coffee. But you can have lunch or a wine. The environment is great and the cake are so delicious. I should try the blackberry one with some tea, or try a traditional Finnish coffee.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The atmosphere here is great-- but my brunch was very plain and average. My egg was overcooked, the bread not as fresh as it should be, the fruit not completely ripe. It's a lovely cafe though, and in a great, central location.

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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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