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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
010 76 63880
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 154
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  • 186
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique experience

Right in the middle of Esplanade. It seems to be a kind of institution for locals. It looks good, food is good, but it is too crowded and has self-service so you must hunt for a table with a tray in your hands.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Budapest
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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436 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Budapest
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188 reviews 188 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of Esplanade. It seems to be a kind of institution for locals. It looks good, food is good, but it is too crowded and has self-service so you must hunt for a table with a tray in your hands.

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Tromso, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I visited this restaurant on a business trip. We were 12 people and we all ha the same menu. We had soup, steak and a ice cream dessert, plus wine/juice. This time I had juice, so I can't really say anything about the wine. The soup was good (maybe a bisque?), but not fantastic. The meat was good, but a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great location, great ambience, locals and tourists mixing happily, music playing on the stage opposite in the summer, off the road so kids can hare about safely outside, outside bar in the summer. All good!

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Helsinki, Finland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If there is place on the terrace, nice place to watch life go by. during summer weekends there are often free concerts on the opposite stage.

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York, United Kingdom
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401 reviews 401 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Kappeli occupies prime position in the centre of the Esplanade, it is a stunner, a mini Crystal Palace type structure first built in 1867. Walls are adorned with countless works of art & the place has an authentic bygone aura despite being something of a tourist trap. It is divided into a casual café & a more formal restaurant space... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

In this cafe you can imagine how Helsinki was in the late 1800's. If you sit in the round window box facing the Espland park the view has been the same for over a hundred years. Minus the traffic. The cafe has also the soup od the day, highly recommended. Pricey like every cafe in Helsinki, but nice atmosphere. Cafe... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a remarkable looking glass building, erected in 1840. It is a typical example of the new possibilities of building with steel and glass in those days (like perhaps Chrystal palace in London, but this one predates that one by ten years). This place was always meant to be a place for food, and all that glass and steel... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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163 reviews 163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Overpriced! 7,8 euros for a pastry! I can almost get a lunch with that price! The atmosphere and location is nice though and it is nice to sit there, but can’t visit too often.

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Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was in Helsinki during the first week in April and went to this cafe twice for cappuccino. I didn't get a chance to eat but the food and deserts looked great too. And the prices were reasonable for the place. It is a great atmosphere to experience.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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331 reviews 331 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant is in a beautiful, old mostly-glass building at one end of the Esplanade, in what must be one of a handful of most prime locations in Helsinki. It would be worth coming to this place just for the setting. But the food is good too. I was with a group and ordered a set menu, three courses. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 010 76 63880

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?