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Cafe Engel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Helsinki
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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the name Engel is not the Dutch translation for angel, but comes from the name of the architect of the square, this place is like heaven. The kind owner (for 27 years and 7 months) informed me on the background of the square, kindly killing my solitude. The food is pure and Finnish and the view on the... More 

Thank Elke C
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Front of the Senato squre, Watch the plaza , Fantastic cakes and super cafe , Nice servise. Close to shoping area. Tram stations front of cafe

Thank Ugur Aslan A
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Café Engel has provided my family some nice breakfasts and brunches in the past. Today, I visited there for lunch with my elderly mother and my wife. We enjoyed salmon soup, salmon pie and meatballs with mashed potatoes - all tasty. The latte was professionally made. Service was friendly, and the staff appeared to be multicultural - perfect for a... More 

Thank Kintus P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a light lunch at the Cafe Engel where the ambiance and service are first class. After the high quality light entrees and excellent coffee we lingered for a good while undisturbed by the friendly staff.

Thank Quadrato
Greenville, North Carolina
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a coffee break and got coffees and sweets. Everything was beautiful and tasty but I was surprised at the high prices. For 2 coffees and 1 dessert we paid €14,20.

Thank Gayle R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend their apple pie and house blend tea to everyone. Cafe customers were talking very loud.

Thank Hui Y
United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A very nice cafe, with a range of lovely cakes and coffee. we also had a sandwich which was not on the menu but they made one for us. I thought the menu was a little expensive. A nice little break from all the walking. Straight across from Senate Square.

Thank Lisa C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This cafe has possibly the best location for taking in Helsinki's principle tourist attraction - Senate Square. Good cakes and relaxed, classy atmosphere make this a solid choice.

Thank RobinLocksley
West Country UK
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Stopped here on a short cruise ship stop in the city. Ideally positioned opposite the cathedral. Very nice coffee, tea and cakes. Also did snacks which we did not sample. Well worth trying.

Thank thechecker
Deltona, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This Café is facing the Dome Church, one of Finland's most known places. They have very good WI-fi connection. It is a very busy area with all the tourists being dropped off or pick up right in front of the Café. Food was very good, it is a self service place, you order at the cashier & receive the meal... More 

Thank awesom35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighborhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: 09652776

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