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Cafe Engel

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As featured in 3 Days in Helsinki
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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 652776
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place but with high sound level. Very good bread. Service minded personnel. Price level - same as all places in Helsinki - relatively high!

Thank Torsten E
Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most touristic location you can ever imagine with the view on the cathedral - but it's not one of those bizarre touristy spots. It's actually a really nice cafe where you can have either a coffee and a pastry or a bowl of traditional salmon soup. We stopped here twice while exploring the city and we liked it.

Thank Darya B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a coffee and a cake on a lazy Sunday afternoon wander around, Coffee, good, cakes were tasty particularly the meringue which was tangy with the jellied lime. Good place to have as coffee although on a Sunday there is no table service but its no problem

Thank Cameron C
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

coffee ok , far too dear, full of tourists, staff treated them with hatred. .cakes look nice but its a rourist trap

Thank Escort1600
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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277 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A very pretty cozy room on a blustery spring day in the heart of Helsinki. Service was prompt and friendly, food was delicious and reasonably priced for Helsinki. We appreciated the vegetarian options. Fresh flowers on the table and in pretty window displays. We had no wait for a table, but the room did stay pretty full--the Cafe seems to... More 

Thank tallpinesCO
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lovely traditional café - gets very busy on a Sunday morning with locals going for brunch. We managed to just miss the rush and had a good strong coffee. Prices not too high and well located near the cathedral.

Thank LeilaVienna
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had our lunch here and the meatballs were very good, with a generous serving of mash potatoes. Best meatballs in town! And I love my window seat with a lovely view. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank IsabelSophie
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lovely spot for coffee, food, desserts or drinks right on Senate Square. We've made a point of having cappuccino at many cafes, but I must say this was the finest so far. Excellent wait staff, good value.

Thank Eloise B
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I had a lovely little lunch here looking over Senate Square. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

Thank jenjenss
Bucks UK
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Very good location, friendly staff, cosy cafe. Nice local menu. We had meatballs and mash potato served with loganberries it was very good

Thank ukaly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 652776

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