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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
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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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Mulfingen, Germany
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice for a afternoon coffee or a light lunch meal. Food qualifies for a 3* rating, but the cozy atmosphere and the location deserve an upgrade to 4*. Unusual in Finland: no queuing in self-service lanes, they really serve guests at the table.

Thank GlobeTrotter_AIL
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little spot, especially nice when the courtyyard is open. Porrige breakfast much recommended but didn't come with orange juice which was a shame. We got one by asking which was nice.

Thank melbourneyogateacher
Temse, Belgium
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the night train back from lapland. Visited the dome. Senate square. Funny to see Alexandre 2 with pigeons on his head. Unfortunately the national library was closed on sunday. But we found this nice place. Very nice breakfast. Good products. Maybe bit pricy of 14euro but very good food. Also try the chocolate-banana cake. Delicious. Coffee is good... More 

Thank GUy S
Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of breakfast menus. Fresh products and quick service. Delicious chocoltate-banana cake! Beautiful surroundings at the Senate square.

Thank maasar
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 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 October 5, 2016

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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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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?