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Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg)
+358 9 68118660
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go for buffet and relax while enjoying great Finn food, close to everything great coffee great sandwich great buffet and fantastic service

1 Thank billkapp
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is just off the main tourist area / train station, and just a few minutes walk from many main hotels. The breakfast buffet is really quite good, with fresh baked breads, meats, cheeses, pastries, porridge, juices, and coffee. It was really a great way to start a snowy (but beautiful) day in Helsinki and we had plenty to... More 

Thank Chris S
Management response:

Dear Chris S, Thank you very much for choosing Ekberg for your breakfast in the heart of Helsinki and for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor readers. We hope to welcome you back to Ekberg and Helsinki in a not too distant future. Best regards The Management More 

Paris, France
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only an institution but also a fantastic value for money, if you are looking for a great lunch place. A small but delicious salad buffet, a tasty soup, a mouth-watering dessert & coffee - all for 9,50€ per person... We could not believe it ! :-) ... and everyone was so friendly in there ! However, the day before... More 

Thank AustrianInParis2014
Management response:

Dear Guest, Dear AustrianInParis2014 Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. On behalf of the entire Ekberg team, I would like to pass our appreciation for your warm comments about your experience with us. We hope that you will consider visiting us again. Best regards The Management More 

Rovaniemi, Finland
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you are an early bird like me, why not have your breakfast here. The price is not too high, and the cafe will be full only around 9 am. But having your breakfast earlier pays off: the place is peaceful and calm. And the buffet itself is full of fresh and healthy food. The variety is not too big,... More 

Thank suomituristi2015
Management response:

Dear suomituristi2015 We sincerely thank you for the positive comments you have shared with other readers and contributors on TripAdvisor. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to Ekberg in a not too distant future. Kind regards The Management More 

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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to have a nice cup of coffee with something sweet. It was a quite silent early evening wednesday. Went inside, sign informed that "be seated, orders are collected from tables". So, went to have a seat. There were two waitreses and one boy cleaning tables. None of them gave us a hello. Taking into account that... More 

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1 Thank Aki L
Helsinki, Finland
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Yesterday at 09:30 I had perhaps the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE in Helsinki. Well it wasn't the worst service, it was NO SERVICE. I arrived at the café for a meeting over coffee. The sign posted at the counter says "We take orders from the tables" so I looked for a place and sat down. There were plenty of open seats... More 

3 Thank milexz_11
New York City
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Upon my first and unintended trip to Helsinki, I decided to check this café out for breakfast and I got my first European continental breakfast. It's a very nice café and next-door to it is this bakery with some amazing looking pastries. It's popular with the locals and I recommend anyone in Helsinki to go there

1 Thank Rafiq J
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96 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Absolute must for brunch. Good value, €20-30, eat as much as you like. Filling, good range of choices, snacks and drinks.

1 Thank Ferhat C
Zurich, Switzerland
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404 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

On beautiful Bulevardi street in Helsinki's Design District can be found the city's oldest café - from 1852, as is written even on the menu card and on the paper napkins. In for a historical café rather incongruous and cheap looking neon letters it says above the entrance 'Ekberg', the name of the café itself and of the founder family.... More 

Thank saronic
Berlin, Germany
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We had the super yum cinnamon croissant thing, a chocolate croissant and coffee to go. Very friendly staff and great pastries. Good stop to pick up and go!

Thank Courtney O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Scandinavian, Gluten Free, International, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg)
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 68118660

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