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“Great spot by the water!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Regatta

Cafe Regatta
Ranked #1 of 56 Coffee & Tea in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Taka-Töölö
Dublin
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great spot by the water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here after a Saturday morning run around the islands (thanks to MapMyRun!). Had a lovely broccoli tart as I don't like cinnamon and it was delicious. Didn't avail of the free refills as the line was pretty long, but it was lunch time Saturday! Great spot to relax by the water.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lucky_Shamrock
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Melbourne Australia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hyped up cinnamon buns”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Being the No.1 rated cafe in Helsinki, and coming from Melbourne, Australia, we expected to be queing for hours at this popular cafe. Imagine our surprise to find we were the only ones there on an overcast Saturday morning. We were told if it was sunny, there would be a crowd. The cinnamon buns were pretty good but the coffee was only percolated and there was no coffee machine so don't expect a soy latte or macchiato. Also be prepared to pack up your dishes and clean up your table before you leave. Nice spot by the lake.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JudyMoody11
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“An amazing spot and a must do in Helsinki”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went here on a recommendation of a family member who has lived and worked in Finland for 20 years. We actually went twice, one in the evening and one during the day. It is easy to get to (bus 24) and very close to the Sibelius statue. The cafe is right on the sea, with beautiful views and a stunning sun set. The cafe has a very quirky, vintage inspired decor - it's fab! There is plenty of outdoor space but inside space is very limited. There is a great BBQ area, you can purchase sausages in the cafe. The cinnamon buns are great and apparently very popular with tourists and locals alike. If you buy a coffee you can return the mug for a re-fill and get money back. All in all a fab place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lotty84
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Sydney
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Quirky cafe with beautiful cinnamon buns”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had had a very long walk from the centre to the Sibilus monument so was so happy to sit and relax by the water at this quirky cafe. So much "stuff" to look at, it was a fun place and the cinnamon buns were really lovely. The staff were also very happy which added to a lovely vibe.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jennyb56
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Finland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Free refill, beautiful spot and cool atmosphere !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

One of the best places in Helsinki to chill, read your book and have a coffee or two (accompanied with a delicious doughnut).
You can have a free refill with a return of 5 cents per cup!
Friendly staff and atmosphere and the most important is that its dog friendly. This means that during summer you can stay in the cozy terrace by the sea. During winter time you can stay with the dog inside even though its really small (it is very difficult to find dog friendly place in Finland).
You can also rent kayak if you feel brave!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VasilisP
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