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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
358107663880
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 20
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ideal location and beautiful building

Nice place for a drink (didn't try the food), the building has history and is really pretty, ideally located on the Esplanadi. The large windows give a nice view of the busy avenue, perfect on a sunny day. Very popular amongst tourists (for obvious reasons), so pretty expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Quimper, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Quimper, France
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice place for a drink (didn't try the food), the building has history and is really pretty, ideally located on the Esplanadi. The large windows give a nice view of the busy avenue, perfect on a sunny day. Very popular amongst tourists (for obvious reasons), so pretty expensive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You really can't come to Helsinki and not sit on the deck, enjoy a nice glass of wine (or the beverage of your choice), have a delightful snack or meal, and watch the world go by Helsinki style. It is a lovely place and in a perfect location. I didn't like the fact that on the deck you have to... More 

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Putikko, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's always fun to stop in at Kappeli for a meal, or maybe just for liquid refreshments. Ideally situated on the beautiful Eteläesplanadi, this is a great place to meet up with friends, or just do people-watching. The building itself is architecturally interesting with its glass walls, which provide for an elegant dining experience. Weather permitting the outside terrace can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely place for coffee or a drink later in the day. We sat in a corner turrett which would have been romantic if we didnt have the kids with us

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Kappeli is the epitome of fine Scandinavian cafe dining - it has excellent capuccino and my daughter liked her drink. The food looked excellent but we'd already had a healthy breakfast on board ship so we were not hungry at the time. By the time lunch came around we were farther down the way and decided to dine at a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Conveniently located, near the market and harbour, hence it is always busy and there are lots of tourists. The menu is relatively simply, the fish soup was absolutely wonderful. Prices are high. Staff is very kind and helpful.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We dined there during a gymnastics meet in Helsinki during the week of July 12, 2015. I normally research a country before traveling but this time I was too busy at work. Well, our first dinner when paying the bill I asked the server if Service was included and she said "NO", so I added a 15% tip. a few... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There was an international gymnastics competition in town when we went there. They still sat us and served us faster than many of the restaurants we went to in all of Scandinavia! The food is of high quality and on par for the cost you expect in a tourist area downtown (about $30 per person without alcohol).

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Kappeli is quite nice restaurant and the location is perfect. Is right in the middle of the Esplanadi park. Food is averige but the atmosphere is the reason to go there. Can be quite warm place in the summer and chilly during the winter. It is afterall a restaurant made of glass.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This cafe has the air of a 19th century viennese coffee house - elegant and unhurried though it is actually busy with toureists and locals alike. A few minutes stroll from the main shopping distrioct and from the South harbour and market hall it is an ideal spot to stop as you enjoy the city. It can be pricey though... More 

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Additional Information about Kappeli

Address: Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
Phone Number: 358107663880
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 358107663880

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?