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Ekberg

Kampinmalmi
Cafe, International, European, Scandinavian
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Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg)
+358 9 68118660
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nostalgia in a Helsinki classic

Ekberg is a true Helsinki institution. It's classical interior and traditional pastries bring you right back in time. The Ekberg breakfast is also a bit of an institution on its own. Ekberg is well-loved by the locals, and on busier days it is quite crowded. However, the service is very good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lmsk2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ekberg is a true Helsinki institution. It's classical interior and traditional pastries bring you right back in time. The Ekberg breakfast is also a bit of an institution on its own. Ekberg is well-loved by the locals, and on busier days it is quite crowded. However, the service is very good and usually quick, and whilst you wait for your... More 

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Thank lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Café Ekberg is one of the very few remaining cafeterias left in Helsinki. As you step inside, you know the true meaning of a café.

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Thank Thomas E
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had very high expectations for this place because on the outside it looks cozy and it is located in one of the main Helsinki streets. However, when me and my friend entered this place last week we were more than disappointed. The counter looked very very poor. First of all it had all the basic stuff I can get... More 

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Thank Masha183
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend having breakfast at Ekberg, preferrably as early in the morning as possible (right after they open), later it gets very crowded and noisy.. Everything is fresh and tasty. A bit expensive but the quality at buffet breakfast is superb. Decoration and overall vibe is very old fashioned and Ekberg has a lot of loyal senior citizen customers.

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Thank PyryRaty
Helsinki
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can not have more "Helsinki-bourgeois" than Café Ekberg: a classic European style café located on Bulevardi (Boulevard) street. This is where many would like to live in Helsinki if they could afford it: old buildings house big expensive flats. It goes without saying that the typical clientele in this café consists of upper and middle class visitors (quite many... More 

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Thank SingleWomanHelsinki
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take charge of your experience - get a table, flag the staff, decide to have the buffet lunch, and get started. Otherwise you may wait a half an hour for someone to come to you and they may end the service or whatnot. Also pull a newspaper from the wall on those long sticks. It's a lovely place in winter... More 

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Thank Jst856
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ekberg sparkling lemonade was really good; not too sweet and not too lemony. I'd definitely recommend the popular napoleon cake.

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Thank Zaki Y
County Meath, Ireland
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restuarant for breakfast or Lunch...it is where the locals go. Range and flavour of food is top class & very tasty.

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Thank Seán M
Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Excellent bread and bakery. Everything baked the same day. Many own specials, Champagnecork is a must. Service that You do not find in any other shop or cafe; I visit Ekberg every week !

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Thank markkut
west coast of Scotland
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Had afternoon tea with friends,so lovely out of season and not packed with tourists,like the last visit.Really enjoyed the choices and service was very good and friendly.In summer it has a nice terrace but at minus 10 we enjoyed the warmth and comfort.Nice,accessible rest rooms. On the Arrabia tram route

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg)
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 68118660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?