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Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg) (Kampinmalmi)
+358 9 68118660
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Ranked #160 of 1,028 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Scandinavian, International, Café
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have heard about this classic bakery/cafe for its history and specialities. Finally, I decided to go out of my way to really visit and eventually experience the "Ekberg classic experience". It was easy to find. I peeped into the bakery area first. It was warm inside (a factor that immediately brings a feeling of discomfort to a customer). On... More 

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CafeEkberg, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Ekberg, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to us to know when we can do better. We are very sorry to hear that we didn´t succeed with our customer service this time. We still hope to see you again some day at Ekberg. Best regards and wishing you a happy new year, Sanna Ekberg More 

Porvorim, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ekberg is the most classic cafe in Helsinki. Long traditions show. It has an Wiennese style air. Not for a quick cup of coffee but tor the confectionery, atmosphere, and enjoyment.

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Helsinki, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, Scandinavian, International, Café

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