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Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
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Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This restaurant is a jewel in the crown of the Helsinki Esplanade. The glass structure evokes the times of the 19th century, with high tea and dancing on a sunny afternoon. Good for a lunch or tea and cakes. The rumour goes that Sibelius was a customer here. Highly recommended.

Thank red_mermaid
Springfield, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building, centrally located on Esplanade. The food was excellent (I enjoyed the hunter's elk) and the service was very good. Perfect after a long day of sight-seeing.

Thank RamblinJAG
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is by far the best restaurant in Helsinki. But be sure to reserve a place first. Enjoy the meal I sure did

Thank Ninette S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building is a jewel! So pretty and set amongst trees. The menu looked interesting so we booked for dinner. Overall we found it disappointing. The restaurant was packed, mostly with tourists. The service was poor. Our waitress seemed like she couldn't be bothered. We were ignored for long periods, then drinks came at inappropriate times for the meal. The... More 

Thank Segler48
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is well known and frequented by tourists and often people on business trips (as I was). I had a filet which was cooked perfectly. It was delicious and presented with polenta and vegetables in a nice way. Also the dessert was good. Maybe having a waitress who was warm, prepared and friendly helped the overall very positive opinion... More 

Thank MassimoFZ
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service and good food. Highly recomend the hunter's elk. Maybe a little expensive for the place and for the food but everything is delicious.

Thank Jrodrmed
Berkeley, California
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227 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location for historic cafe on Esplanade. Always keep in mind there will be smoking outside. The cafe is self-serve so just get in line for soup, sandwiches and drinks.

Thank Clubsecretary
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have eaten in this restaurant in winter and summer and been happy with the food and service every time. The space has a very airy feel with its glass outlook to the bustle of the esplanade. The menu is varied with a wide range of meats or fish. I enjoyed the smoked salmon. The menu is not particularly child-friendly although... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You must go to Kappeli's while in Helsinki. It is an experience. It's crowded, but great for people watching. The old-style decor is gorgeous, the service is first-rate, and the food is good.

Thank Terry C
Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a better quality restaurant in Helsinki level. Selection of food is not that wide and i would not go there with kids. But the food quality is very good and well planned dishes. So for finedining this is good option.

Thank Matti P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 358107663880

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