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Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 6224522
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Café Carusel is a standard place for locals on a Sunday stroll, understandably popular. By the sea, with splendid views and a large outside terrace, Carousel is the ideal goal for a walk but it also works well for meeting people. Many like to use the free WiFi for a few hours of work. Besides the normal café fare with... More 

Thank Robin E
Espoo, Finland
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Still one of the nicest cafes in Helsinki by the sea - excellent view, good coffee, nice lunch (burgers, soups and salads etc.). Easy to find parking space from near by. Popular place for casual meetings and weekend walks. Might be a bit expensive, but location and quality justifies the prices...

Thank Vuopalat
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The location by the sea is really what this place is about. On a sunny summer day you can sit outside and enjoy the view. The food is so and so, so don't expect to get any gourmet food. It can be crowded and loud in the afternoon so the best time to visit is in the morning.

Thank BestFoodAndWine
Tampere, Finland
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188 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Café Carousel is a typical café offering hot and cold beverages and food. It's rather spacious. Parking space is available. Beer selection is limited. Lapin Kulta on tap.

Thank Jan R
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Cafe Carousel is a harbour side cafe, the inside decor is not particularly inviting but the view of the marina is pleasant and they have a lot of outside seating for those sunny days. The place is quite popular, both with families, couples and the tourists. The menu is quite flexible so you can both have a traditional cafe offering... More 

Thank EevaAW12
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We ended up here by chance as we strolled around Helsinki. We had a day in Helsinki as part of a Baltic cruise and looked for free wifi after sightseeing. A cheesecake slice was €7 which seems very expensive but I have no idea what prices are like in Helsinki. We opted for some Diet Pepsi and a massive donut.... More 

Thank SwedeAbroad
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice location with a reasonable food selection. Unfortunately the steaks were a little bit too "well done".

Thank Thomas W
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Not awesome but okay food. Nice service. Clean bathrooms. Good terrace with nice view. Vegetarian options also.

Thank Dicha11
Stockholm, Sweden
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We went here and ate some pie, and it was just blend - they asked if we wanted it warm which we said yes to - and all we got was like. The plate was warm - nothing else. The orange juice was good though!

Thank whataboutlife
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

The place is popular all day long and serves a changing clientele - families, couples, tourists and passersby. The menu is accordingly flexible: you can as easily get a pizzza as a cup of coffee, and both are good. (I had an excellent salmon soup that had more salmon in it than seemed healthy for a sustainable fishing policy). You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $13
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6224522

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