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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
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Ranked #100 of 1,028 Restaurants in Helsinki
Hours:
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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  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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