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Cafe Esplanad

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, European,
Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 665496
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon bun” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“salmon soup” (13 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Tampere for a year back in the late 1990s, I have visited Cafe Esplanad several times over the last 20 years. And it never disappoints. The food is good but the real reason I go here to eat the most amazing Pulla...More

Thank tcdonegal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a must try for visitors in Helsinki. It has a variey of sweets, from huge buns to beautiful cheesecakes. The staff are not always friendly, but it is open till 8 or 9 and is a good spot at a great location...More

Thank Ati A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's bit expensive. Yes, it's has perfect location and yes, you know that you will get great food and bagels. Try the legendary cinnamon bun, you won't be disappointed and it surely it won't let you grave for more!

Thank readyforadventur2017
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I visited this cafe last weekend for lunch. I had their traditional creamy salmon soup which is always great and a huge cinnamon bun they are famous for. It can be a bit tricky to get a table at busy times, the cleanliness isn't all...More

Thank T J
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I came here 5 years ago and had one of, if not the best fish soup I'd ever had. Today I came back and it was exactly the same. It was reasonably priced, I feel satisfied, and I'm ready to go out in the cold...More

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

After some early morning sightseeing we had a tasty and filling repast here. It is quite glamorous and provided a relaxing ambiance. We went for a selection of the goodies on offer. Accompanied with coffee and cappuccino its was all very satisfying. The staff were...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This cafe is located between the luxurius stores. It was crowded. We waited 10-15 minutes in line to order. Coffees were average. Nothing special. Totally overpriced. The only positive thing is, if the weather is fine, you can sit outside.

Thank Gaye Z
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I ate lunch at this popular restaurant several times. I loved the fresh vegetables, steamed salmon filet, and some sweets. This is a casual, bustling place with outdoor seating. Great people watching on the busy sidewalk.

Thank Tirebiter8
Reviewed 23 August 2017

very delicious coffee. but that is all. cinnamon roll was just a tasteless big pastry and a disappointment.

Thank bornin1971
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Sitting on the sidewalk of the esplanad, sun is going down and you can follow the hustle of the city. Coffee and cakes are delicious but most importantly - you can also have a beer or a glass of wine. Swift service but obviously a...More

Thank John19091975
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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