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Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg) (Kampinmalmi)
+358 9 68118660
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Ranked #129 of 1,005 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Scandinavian, International, Café
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I thought arriving a little after the breakfast rush hour would guarantee that we wouldn't be left waiting. Sadly we left without ordering. Total failure by anybody to acknowledge we'd even arrived. One person was busily stacking clean cups and when I approached the counter came in to the dining area. Unfortunately it was to clean a dirty table, without... More

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Turku
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

And this should be one of the best cafeterias in Helsinki! You come here expecting something special, and then everything is average. The tables are not cleaned, and even the toilet facilities are a little bit suspicious. The coffee was average, and salmon sandwich even poor. The prices were high. Of course the interior is fine, but it doesn't save... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Traditional cafe with quality products ( pastry, sandwiches, salads etc ). Good place to start the day in Helsinki with an excellent breakfast buffet. A favorite place for local people. Nice atmosphere. Self service , so do not expect more than an average service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After 15 minutes of waiting we finally got a waitress. Instead of 'Hello, what would you like to have?' we got 'We're closing in ten minutes!'

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Helsinki, Finland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The one and only historical café and patisserie with tradition in Helsinki since 1852. The pastry shop and café are legendary. The weekend breakfast buffet is maybe the best in town.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The open sandwiches, soups and cakes are particularly good at this cafe. We go whenever in Helsinki. The last time the service was not as good as the place had been invaded by a tour group of Americans who had all arrived at once.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived around 1230 for coffee and cakes, we had trouble finding a table with two chairs as customers were moving furniture around. We found one by the door and I asked a waitress if it could be cleared.....after ordering I had to chase up for the table to be cleared and then had to wait a while for... More

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farnham common
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212 reviews 212 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We just had to make Cafe Ekberg our first call in Helsinki. No longer in England do we have cafes of the bygone past like Cafe Ekberg. Its decor and charm were just what we expected. Sadly, on this occasion, its staff and presentation were tired. Would we return, probably not, there are probably better bakeries in Australia and more... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great all you can eat breakfast with a tantalising mix of sweet (pastries and cakes) and savoury (eggs, cheese, charcuterie) as well as traditional breakfast items like yoghurt, fruit and toast. Decent coffee as well. Great value at 10 euros for the buffet and a great start to the day - I've eaten here a few times and, after breakfast,... More

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Stockholm
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128 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This old-fashioned café in the center of Helsinki opens already at 7.30 AM, so it is a good idea to have your breakfast here. The atmosphere is quite nice, a bit old-fashioned and cosy. The breakfast costs 10,50 euros and includes good bread, eggs, some ham and cheese, vegetables, fruit and fruit juices. At the end you must try their... More

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Additional Information about Ekberg

Address: Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg)
Phone Number: +358 9 68118660
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
Cuisine: Bakery, Scandinavian, International, Café

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