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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very nice place to stop and have a drink but be prepared to pay a price for the privilege. The whole ambience is classy and it shows in the price but I would still say it's worth a visit. The cakes did look exquisite but once again did seem expensive and we didn't want any at the... More 

Thank Phil H
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Useful in Autumn / Winter time to have a drink to warm up after walking around the old town area but quite overpriced (e.g. a mint tea - not mint leaves, but just a teabag - is 3 EUR, and not boiling water, and very small.

Thank Carmela83
Espoo, Finland
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often a bit crowded. Good location and great terrace in the Esplanade park. Food & service ok, friendly staff.

Thank IK70
Helsinki, Finland
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307 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have some coffee and small snacks in very central part of Helsinki. Nice terraca area, from where you can follow people flow by. Be aare tought that prices are very high, two cups of coffee are closer to 10€.

Thank GlobalTraveller81
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123 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here and even on a Monday night was very busy, we hadn't booked but got the last free table for the two of us but after we were seated some people who hadn't booked were turned away. My soup was lovely and the beef was really tender. Husband had Finnish starter platter with herring, meatball, cup of soup... More 

Thank lovemyholiday2
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Kappeli, both cafe and restaurant few times over the years. This restaurant is close to the waterfront at the city centre and in Esplanade park. It is also situated opposite to Espa stage in the park, which hosts musical events during the summer. There was a cafe on the left side as you enter, a bar in the middle... More 

Thank Tojo E
Bolton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely atmospheric cafe near the waterfront and was recommended by our hotel. My wife and I had a drink and a slice of cake and really enjoyed it but don't expect much change out of 30 Euros.

Helsinki, Finland
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186 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kappeli is very well situated, close to the market square and all sights, it is a classic glass building with pleasant outdoor terraces (only pedestrians stroll by) and very light interior. There are cozy tables for two in the glass corners, a nice cafe self service, a bar, and a restaurant part. It is driven by a big Finnish cooperative... More 

Thank jippu
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate there on a Sunday and Friday evening. Open, with not too long a wait. Innovative menus with fish, Reindeer, etc. offerings. The Lappish soup was very interesting cream soup with some kind of seaweed in it that gave the cream soup an interesting, intense taste ... unusual, novel, and pleasing. Tried the Wild Salmon ... was really quite different... More 

Thank Van T
Barcelona, Spain
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61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is situated in a beautiful building with metallic roof and warm decoration. Food was excellent, servive very correct and the price is faire for all the good points of the place.

Thank pauloribeirolima

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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?