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Pyynikin Nakotornin Kahvila

Nakotornintie 20, Tampere 33230, Finland
+35832123247
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Ranked #5 of 250 Restaurants in Tampere
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Espoo, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The queue is always there but miracously you never have to wait for too long. The original munkkis are so freshly baked that you dont get anywhere else. A must visit place in Tampere, year after year.

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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The very best doughnuts in the region! Very cozy atmosfere. Often crowded, thou quick turnover. Worth every minute!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Situated at the bottom of the observation tower on top of Pyyniki ridge, this café has a great location. There are tables both indoors and on the terrace. The building dates from 1929 and seems to have kept a lot of its original features. The coffee is very good, and they have a wide range of soft drinks as well.... More

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Kristiinankaupunki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The cafe is well known for its sugary, greasy doughnuts. The doughnuts are so good that many customers take them away rather than enjoy them with hot chocolate in this beautiful view tower. On Sunday it was a bit crowded but that was just the atmosphere.

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Kaarina, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A few years ago we made a little summer trip in Southern Finland. We tried to find where the best "munkki" (donut) in Finland is served. This cafe won. After that experience we have dropped by every year. Very beautiful scenery around the cafe.

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Finland
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153 reviews 153 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Place is great with good views and the best doughnuts in Tampere. Only problem is that it is so popular, that in summer time you always have to queue for a while :-)

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

In addition to regular sugar donuts (munkki) they do gluten free donuts which are to die for!! A bit expensive but well worth the money! The delicious sugar donuts (munkki) at Observation Tower Café alone is good enough reason to visit but the view over Tampere is amazing too.

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Helsinki, Finland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you ever visit a Tampere this is a place to go (walk). Besides seeing beautiful (and world highest?) Pyynikki -esker, there is this small cafe in sightseeing tower. These Finnish sugar donuts (munkki) they bake there several time a day are a must to eat when in Tampere. If you don't like Finnish (roast) coffee, take one of the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place serves, hands down, the best munkkis you will ever eat! They are warm; they are sugary; they are fluffy; they are delicious; they are simply amazing. For those of you who don't know what munkki is-- they are Finland's version of sugar donuts. The ingredient that makes them munkkis, and not donuts, is cardamom.

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Tampere, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

They don't serve just the best sugar doughnuts in Tampere, but actually the best in the world! Be prepared to stand in line for awhile, but that just means that you are in for a treat! Also the special coffee blend they use is very good! For an admission of 2 euros you can go to the observation tower where... More

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