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Unicafe Ylioppilasaukio

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Mannerheimintie 3 B, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A very good location just in the city center. The food is just so so but with student discount, it is a good place to fill up stomach. Open till quite late in weekdays, which is also very convenient.

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Been here many times. Love the place so much. The food is basic but covers all the needs. The restaurant is self-service, functions like a school cafeteria, budgeted, full of student in town during lunch time. The location is great, close to the central station.

Thank KT N
Lahti, Finland
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313 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is restaurant for student and staff of University of Helsinki. Of course all the others can also have a lunch there. It is availanle up to 19:00 in the evening. The food was ordinary with a average salad table. The service was effcient and I only had to wait couple of minutes to pay my veggie lunch. All the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Unicafe is a chain of student restaurants. This one is the central one and I think it's even the largest one. Out of the Unicafes this is my favourite one, it has most variety and always vegetarian and vegan options available as well. Theres also a salad buffet. The main group of customers are students from university of Helsinki, who... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Only been here once, but it is intensely popular. I found the food a little gouty, and there is that bustling refectory feel, but I guess that is the idea. Cheap cheap food!

Thank dr_iggy
Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Unicafe, a catering business owned by student union of the University of Helsinki, has its central restaurant in the middle of the centrum. Providing Finnish students with nourishing dishes the cafeteria also caters for other patrons willing to take a look into the quotidian life of a university student. Often bustling with people Unicafe Ylioppilasaukio offers various options (including vegan)... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Unicafe is a chain of student restaurants that operate under the KELA meal subsidy system. This means that their main group of customers are students from the different universities in Helsinki, who can get a meal for 2,60. Regular customers pay 8 euros for the same meal, which - considering Helsinkis generally rather expensive restaurants - can still be seen... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The Unicafe cafeteria chain is run by the Finnish university system, but it's open to the public. (The clientele appeared to be 99% students during my visit, though.) For Finnish students, lunch costs I believe 2.60 euro; for others, it costs 7 euro (more if you add on special items like dessert or soup which are only a euro or... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Good, big and quite tasty lunch for 8 euro. Off course the amosphere in the student canteen is nothing special. But it's central, quick and affordable.

1 Thank Charl0tka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 3 B, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki

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