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Cafe Esplanad

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Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 665496
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (25 reviews)
“pastry” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for a coffee and pastry while we were on a Sunday walk. Otherwise nice but what disturbed us was that there were a lot of tables that didn’t get cleaned during our visit. Left us with a feeling of a shabby operation. Service...More

Thank TeWe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Which is always a good sign! This has become our cafe based during our 3 day stay in Helsinki. Staff are friendly, cakes good and they make icetea to die for! Always buzzing but you have time to sit and relax. Lived in environment which...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day out sightseeing we came here for a sweet treat and hot drink. The place is always buzzing it seems, and this should be a testament to the location and the food and drink. We loved our drinks so much that we...More

Thank Nefi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We searched everywhere for a gf place to eat. We found this place. The best omelette and scrambled eggs ever. The coffee is great too. The staff were very friendly. We will be back.

Thank Greggles1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off for a relaxing drink and watched all the passer byes in the park. Very pleasant surroundings with efficient service, good quality seating and tables in an enclosed area on the street.

Thank Zhukov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very underwhelming. The coffee was quite mediocre, and the pastries, for which they are supposedly know, weren't good. The cinnamon bun was very dry and flavorless, and the danish-type pastry also wasn't good. Much better options in the area are available.

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the big salad with three toppings, comes with bread as well. It was a nice and satisfying light lunch, right in the centre of helsinki

Thank Leila L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this cafe over a decade. Some places change, others remain. This place has taken a plunge, that’s my unsentimental view. The staff members lack courtesy - which is different from being brisk or even brusque - you simply don’t expect your...More

1  Thank weekdaysweekends
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kept coming back during my week-long visit to have their Skagen (baby shrimps on island rye toast). I had the Finnish dish in multiple restaurants (e.g., Strindberg, Kappeli) and Cafe Esplanad is by far the best.

Thank xithaki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good selection of sweets. Nice coffees. Service is nice but slow. And they could clean up the tables more often - too many trays lying around spoil the impression. Overall - recommended.

Thank Piotr R
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2 August 2016|
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Response from Tojo E | Reviewed this property |
I had visited the place last year (and multiple times in the past). They seemed to have only dining options or take away but no reservations or delivery options. Their website seems to have an email id that you may want to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 665496
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