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“One of the best lunch salads in Helsinki” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ekberg

Ekberg
Ranked #3 of 18 Dessert in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Scandinavian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Espoo, Finland
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the best lunch salads in Helsinki”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Cafe Ekberg is well known for its salad lunches; during lunch hours more than half of their customers select that. I have eaten there probably a dozen times, and always the quality of the salad has been very good. You have a basic salad and can add two protein or extra incredients for the basic price, and more for additional fee. Ekberg also has quite good selection of pastries, and during summer they have tables on the sidewalk -- usually you have to wait for a table outdoors to become available.

Visited November 2012
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Liverpool
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152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Great service and a great Breakfast selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I think i found out about this cafe from TA - thanks chaps! I arrived in Helsinki on an overnight train from Rovaniemi so wanted to get a good breakfast. I was staying at the Scandic Marski - this place is a 5min walk around the corner in a really pretty street.

Its busy - got the last table in there but the waitresses were so plesant and helpful. The buffet closes at around 10/10.30am so we had to pile up high before it closed. Pastries, cereal, toast, fruit - even the most stunning cakes - would be difficult for anyone to find fault with the selection. If you did you can still order off the main menu

Wasnt cheap by any stretch but had so much to eat -we didnt bother with lunch that day!

  • Visited January 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Oldest cafe in Helsinki, great pastries and coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

A 10 minute walk to the southwest of the centre you find Cafe Ekberg. The place lives up to the name. The interior is hardly impressive, more like a cafetaria, but cosy and welcoming nevertheless.
The lunch wasn't that great, but the Finnish are generous with mayonaise in everything it seems, easy to forgive. The coffee (cappuccino) was the best so far, on day 3 of 6 of our trip. Almost everyone was having pastry, and the Chocolate Budapest was a hit.
Service was just perfect, not overdone, most polite.

Visited December 2012
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Espoo, Finland
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Charming cafe with waiting to tables”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Very good service and very nice cakes. Morning buffet is recommendable and great way to start the day. Also things to eat for healthy-eaters.

Visited September 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A Helsinki classic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Coming here you see what all the fuss is about. Slightly from a different age but the packed tables and the decor are perfect for this Helsinki classic. Coffee and cakes were terrific - Christmas cheesecake was out of this world. Expensive, but what do you expect?

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