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Aurakatu 1, Turku, Finland
02 2501 444
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Good place to get small food and beer

This is good place to get something small to eat and have nice beer with it. You pay foods at the register so its very fast too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
cajk2014
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is good place to get something small to eat and have nice beer with it. You pay foods at the register so its very fast too.

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Naantali, Finland
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562 reviews 562 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Central location between Main Market Place and Aura river. We decided to go to a sunday brunch with our friends. Place was crowded and little noisy, but service was still quite fast and friendly. Brunch was kind of a mix of breakfast and salad buffet, with some warm mains and different kind of desserts from cheeses to mudcake. Nice touch... More 

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Turku, Finland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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23 reviews 23 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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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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