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$12 - $14
German, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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0.2 miles from Helsinki Cathedral
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

Café Lov is a nice café with a German touch. Reasonably priced for Helsinki standards. They have German specialities like Apfelstrudel and Flammkuchen. Their salmon with oven root vegetables (12 €) is delicious. Might get crowded during lunchtime.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019

We wanted to have lunch at Cafe LOV on a normal weekday. The kitchen was almost out of chicken which was what one of us wanted to have. The waitress said they could add some falafels to the meal to make it more filling. When...the meal arrived it was delivered by a (possibly German) man, apparently the owner. The size seemed rather small for a 12€ lunch plate and I asked about the amount of protein in the meal. As a response, the owner started shouting at us. Immediately. I did nothing to aggravate him, my tone was not aggressive, I merely asked about the amount of protein. The owner shouted at us that this is the regular size and that of we didn't like it we could leave. We were totally shocked that he was shouting and being so aggressive. This is no way to treat paying customers. Needless to say we asked for our money back and left. As we were leaving the owner continued to shout at me. I asked him what his problem was and he said it was me. Because I had dared to ask about his meal. This is not a Michelin star restaurant. It's a café and they were serving lunch. I was being polite, he was being aggressive. Plus to be honest 3 falafels on the vegetarian plate was ridiculously overpriced. He shouted at us never to come back. Not to worry, we won't. I wouldn't recommend that you do either. There are plenty of nicer places with good customer service in Helsinki.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

This place promises a lot as somewhere to get something a bit different. Unfortunately the terrible customer service from the owner means it fails to deliver on the potential. During ordering we were met with abruptness about the options available at lunch which are not...clearly marked. Unfortunately during our meal we knocked over a glass which smashed. Obviously this was an accident, we were out with our small children and this sort of accident can happen. The response from the owner was aggressive and unprofessional. Normally you expect someone to say ‘don’t worry’ or ‘it doesn’t matter’ but instead we were criticised for how we were sat. Then the owner spent next 5 minutes coming back and forth to tidy up while saying nothing and repeatedly bashing into my chair. Shame.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

For me new brunch place. Found it while driving around looking for an open restaurant for a Sunday breakfast.Price is really good and they have good selection gluten free and vegan food. @cafelovhelsinki

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place! It seems that local people like it. Food was excellent - Flammkuchen resemble pizza but instead of cheese you have soure cream. Desserts are extremely tasty as well. There are some goods from Germany as coffee beans and cookies.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Very nice and quiant, a small café with German touch. Many different Flammkuchen and Kuckucksuhr clocks for sale. The waitress extremely friendly too and she spoke good German. Definitely a recommendation!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Flammkuchen are prominently presented on the meny, but luckily also other vegan/vegetarian dishes are served. I went for the warm plate with some salmon and the plate was plentiful with tasty warm and cold ingredients. Perhaps also Flammkuchen without milk products could be made available?...Great lunch: good food, nice music and overall relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Visited Cafe Lov twice in two days during a business trip. On the first day I enjoyed a faboulous pizza, that was probably one of the best pizzas I have ever had. It was thin and had a supernice crust. The following day I chose...Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Rösti, superdelicious too! I will for sure come back to this small restaurant some day again.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had coffee, soup, and spicy flammkuchen. Everything was great, but we will certainly return for the flammkuchen! It was a perfect mix of fresh and smoky, with perfectly crispy crust. The man at the counter, whom I presume to be the owner, was very...friendly and happy to tell us about the menu.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Very good flambé, like in Elsas 👍 The menu is big enough for everyone, my favourite is although the traditional one Small cozy, friendly place Probably the only right flambé place in HELSINKI or even in Finland I recommend to try it Sehr gut 😊

Date of visit: August 2018
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