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Kappeli

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European, Soups, Scandinavian
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
358107663880
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 22
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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
Love the ambience, but expensive

We stepped inside this cafe to get some respite from cold and some hot chocolate while roaming around the esplanadi park. This was the only place that was open and it is a very beautiful cafe. We found the food and coffee to be a little expensive. But it was a nice place. We spent about an hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ManyataGoyal
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stepped inside this cafe to get some respite from cold and some hot chocolate while roaming around the esplanadi park. This was the only place that was open and it is a very beautiful cafe. We found the food and coffee to be a little expensive. But it was a nice place. We spent about an hour here, sipping... More 

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Salo, Finland
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were having Saturday lunch in this old famous restaurant in Esplanade park. Atmosphere is great. My wife took white fish and I took duck. Both were okei, but something was missing in taste. In my opinion restaurant is over-priced.

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Thank Mr_Pasi
Toulouse, France
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in without a reservation and was seated right away. I felt a little underdressed but I stayed anyway. I asked for traditional food and went with the traditional salmon soup to start and it was excellent. A cream soup with fresh salmon (more than I was expecting) and pieces of potato. I would go back in a heartbeat... More 

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Thank Virginia K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to have some typical Scandinavian food. The salmon soup was quite nice and also the reindeer meatballs. Staff really friendly and centrally located. A must go when in Helsinki.

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Thank OurCoolFamilyofSix
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Kappeli, do ask the info of its history. Several famous artists have spent their days here, even more than one day at a time talking, drinking and singing. Luckily you can enjoy good lunch when reading the stories.

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Thank railim170
Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The daily soup in the cafe is good and plenty, hot on a cold day. The menu, however, never varies, from one week to the next. There is self-service all the way through - a bit confusing for tourists. Pricing is on a par with other cafes. The cafe is located in a beautiful, historic building smack in the centre... More 

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Thank Mirja T
Bucharest, Romania
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109 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It s located in the city center, in the Esplanadi Park, book a table by the large glass windows, enjoy a fabulous dinner while snow flakes drop from the sky. Very good restaurant, excellent chef! Staff speaks perfect English.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kappeli is a beautiful cafe/restaurant with glass walls in the middle of the Esplanade in central Helsinki. You are drawn like a magnet to this glowing building with the snow all around. The staff is helpful and all speak English. The prices seem average for this city. Sitting inside you can enjoy a beverage, snack or meal whilst looking out... More 

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Thank debjar111
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A higlight in central Helsinki! This place oozes of character, built in the late 19th century. The location couldn't be better, in the Esplanadi park, right in the very middle. As you might guess, the building is beautiful, tall ceilings, tall windows, a warm and cozy atmosphere. There is a small cafe ofn the left when you enter, and on... More 

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Thank Stefan A
Oslo, Norway
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a 2-course lunch here with my mom and we paid €100 including tips. I had the duck breast which was served barely warm and tough. The cutlery weren't sharp enough and I had a hard time sawing through the bloody meat (literally undercooked so the meat was oozing blood). The Reisling was poured slightly under half a wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Soups, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?