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“The Best Summer Oasis in Kallio”
Review of Bear Park Cafe

Bear Park Cafe
Ranked #424 of 1,554 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Yes we do have hot summer days in Helsinki, at least in Kallio, when asphalt gets sticky and the seagulls stop screaming. This is the place to be then. Bear Park Cafe has made a act of culture by keeping the old kiosk alive, they also have an indoor facility next to the laundry. Real cups (no paper) and table cloths make this more a cafe than a kiosk. Selection is small and varies, many products come from local producers (Avikainen bakery in Kallio, Helsingin jäätelötehdas ice-cream, small brand lemonades...) .

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Well, I never noticed it open in the winter, but then I wouldn't sit in the park in the cold.

It's a friendly eclectic place in the summer, reflecting the Bohemian character of the neighbourhood. Don't make a trip from the centre to come here, but if you're around, then the park and cafe are a nice retreat from traffic and noise.

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

My wife and I visited Bear Park Cafe when we did laundry next door at Pesula Vic. After trying the abominably poor coffee at the hotel (Hilton Strand), we hoped that Bear Park would do better, and they did. While we would have liked stronger coffee, Bear Park served us quite good cappuccino in a friendly environment at a location not too far from the hotel. Finland is our 8th country in this trip, and Bear Park is only the second cafe that didn't make us regret spending the ridiculous price for cappuccino throughout Europe.

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Reviewed February 3, 2010

Fabulous outdoor café at summer time. Now they have year-round café next to bear-statue called Kulma. With Latte/espresso/fair trade/decaf/cappucino/etc ;)

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Reviewed June 21, 2009

I was suprised that this café was rated fairly high. The only nice thing about it is that on a nice day you get to sit outside in the bear park and the seating area of the café gets evening sun. Other than that, coffee is just OK and there is not much to have with the coffee. These days, you can get a latte or espresso, but even that is just OK. If you are close by, its an OK place to stop by, but I would not seek out this place

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