Gran Delicato is my favorite high school haunt - nothing like a cup of excellent, dark coffee and a delicious baguette to get your day going. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, and there are differently themed rooms from which you can take your pick.
The coffee and food have consistently been among the best in town - always from fresh ingredients, served with a smile. The salads make for a great lunch - prepare for a packed cafe around noon. However, there is usually always some room left.
The prices have come up to meet the average for a cafe in Helsinki centrum, but every euro is well spent. In the cafe there is also a small deli from where you can pick up coffee beans, olive oil, sardines, olives and the like.
You cannot go wrong with a latte and a gravlax (raw salmon) baguette. The hot chocolate is fabulous, and if you are feeling adventurous, try the greek coffee (the staff will warn you not to!), which will give you a ton of energy for the day and a desperate hangover tomorrow.
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