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Aurakatu 1, Turku, Finland
02 2501 444
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunchtime buffet not impressive

Called in as it always seems busy and it looked nice and modern etc, some nice looking cakes in the display but unfortunately the buffet didn't meet expectations. It was only after we paid we realised how cramped the place is, lots of small tables tightly packed in - not good! Buffet itself started... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
chippy73
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Turku, Finland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Turku, Finland
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Called in as it always seems busy and it looked nice and modern etc, some nice looking cakes in the display but unfortunately the buffet didn't meet expectations. It was only after we paid we realised how cramped the place is, lots of small tables tightly packed in - not good! Buffet itself started OKish, Salad was quite good but... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In sundays they are serving brunch in Cafe Fontana from 12 to 16. It is normal breakfast + much more. It is very popular, because if you go little later, it is a huge lunch sametime. It is nice place to visit, only problem is, that there are few pwoplw, who is reserving a big table with their jackets, juiceglasses... More 

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Espoo, Finland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there a few weeks ago to grab something light to eat. The place is generally speaking nice, large and caters drinks, food and is so centrally located it is a good meeting point. We have there for brunch and we liked it, but our hamburgers and chicken at dinner was really nothing special. A plus to the nice and... More 

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Bergen
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We loved the food! Try the chicken skewers. The cafe was recommended by locals we met, and we were thrilled:) Chicken Cesar was really tasty.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to this café after a pleasant day of wandering around Turku. It was listed in our friend's guide book. Unfortunately the experience was disappointing and we saw no reason to go back. * My friend's coffee was so bad as to be undrinkable. She thinks it might have been on the burner too long. * There was no... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Every time we visited this place it was almost full. The process to use this restaurant-cafe is: 1) Conquer a table. 2) Go to the counter and queue. 3) Try to know everything you want to order. Order ASAP. 4) Pay. 5) The same person at the cash is who prepare coffee and collect simple things. So wait again. 5)... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited the restaurant on Sunday brunch last weekend. First waited a while at the bardesk to get info about the system and to pay buffet. Finally succeeded with that and tried to find a free ( =clean ) seat from the messy restaurant. Ended up sitting in the sofa with low table. Buffet itself was poor and setup was uninviting.... More 

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Turku, Western Finland, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is quite OK until you think about the price level. They used to be one of the best places to get salads, club sandwitches etc but now they are just over priced. Terrance is quite OK unless you are more than 2 people...

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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went to the sunday brunch, it costs 17€ what is quite a lot for me as a German. But Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice and red juice were included. It was totally worth the money. They serve a lot of different things for breakfast and some lunch stuff. And the quality of the food is good. The weather was nice... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Food is good as well as the atmosphere. Plates might be heavy for some. Brunch is served on sundays and is very nice. Music is always played giving a lounge like atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aurakatu 1, Turku, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: 02 2501 444
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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