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Cafe Aalto

Pohjoisesplanadi 39, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good60%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (2 reviews)
“alvar aalto” (13 reviews)
“table service” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pohjoisesplanadi 39, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Café Aalto is a elegant Café in the premisses of the bookstore Akateeminen, the second floor. ITS name it has received from Alvar Aalto. He is one of internationally most known Finnish architects. The interior of the cafe as the whole bookstore is of functional...More

Thank Maari100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe has original Alvar Aalto furniture and lamps. Small and a stylish place that attracts elderly locals and well as book and culture lovers. The cafe is tucked away on the 2nd floor of the famous bookstore (Akateeminen kirjakauppa); even if the bookstore has...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quite unique café with original Alvar Aalto furniture. Small and stylish café. Located in Academic Bookstore, 2nd floor. It has table service. They make perfect espresso and serve delicious pastries and much more. Usually very crowded.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Bit hidden at second floor of Akateeminen kirjakauppa. Tables are small like they should, atmosphere is good, service is exceptionally good! This place can feel crowded at times, however you can usually find a seat. Hot chocolate and Sacher cake are to be recommended. Well...More

Thank Riku M
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Hidden away on the second floor of the Book House, Stockmann's second building across the road from its main City Centre headquarters in central Helsinki is Cafe Aalto. What a gem! Fantastic little place for a great coffee and a tempting snack with old world...More

Thank MickyC-AUS
Reviewed November 18, 2017

It was my second visit to Helsinki and for the second time I've visited this truly remarkable place. For any architecture addict, and especially for the modernist one, this whole building and specifically a tiny coffee spot has a mark 'must' in this town. It...More

Thank DeeLayla
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

One cappucino, one green tea, one piece of chocolate cake. 18 e. With that price tag you would at least expect some delivery. We were in a hurry so we asked to be able to pay right away. The beverages and cake took 15 min...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

It was very quiet around 10 in the morning. Great ambience, kind waitress and the breakfast was 11.90 for a lot of coffee or tea, a toast, cheese, cucumber, tomato, butter, orange juice and yoghurt with muesli. Free tap water was served. I loved it!

Thank faloesy
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Café with original Alvar Aalto furniture. Relaxing place to have a cup of coffee in the bookstore Akateeminen Kirjakauppa. Fresh pastries, quality coffee, drinks. Table service!

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Beautifully designed, reflecting mid-century designs located on the mezzanine floor of the bookshop adjoining Stockmann's. We went around lunch time and the offerings included salad, quiches and various pastries, coffee and wine.

Thank 53MSG
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 39, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
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