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Ekberg 1852

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, European,
Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 9 6811860
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
“pastry” (15 reviews)
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Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Not only an institution but also a fantastic value for money, if you are looking for a great lunch place. A small but delicious salad buffet, a tasty soup, a mouth-watering dessert & coffee - all for 9,50€ per person... We could not believe it...More

Thank AustrianInParis2014
Management response:Responded 21 July 2016

Dear Guest, Dear AustrianInParis2014 Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. On behalf of the entire Ekberg team, I would like to pass our appreciation for your warm comments about your experience with us. We hope that you will consider...More

Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you are an early bird like me, why not have your breakfast here. The price is not too high, and the cafe will be full only around 9 am. But having your breakfast earlier pays off: the place is peaceful and calm. And the...More

Thank suomituristi2015
Management response:Responded 21 July 2016

Dear suomituristi2015 We sincerely thank you for the positive comments you have shared with other readers and contributors on TripAdvisor. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to Ekberg in a not too distant future. Kind regards The Management

Reviewed 24 April 2016

We were looking forward to have a nice cup of coffee with something sweet. It was a quite silent early evening wednesday. Went inside, sign informed that "be seated, orders are collected from tables". So, went to have a seat. There were two waitreses and...More

2  Thank Aki L
Management response:Responded 2 August 2016

Dear Aki L, I was very sorry to read of your experience at Ekberg, but thank you very much for your feedback: we constantly strive to improve our service, and your feedback is vital in helping us to achieve this. With regard to the quality...More

Reviewed 19 April 2016

Yesterday at 09:30 I had perhaps the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE in Helsinki. Well it wasn't the worst service, it was NO SERVICE. I arrived at the café for a meeting over coffee. The sign posted at the counter says "We take orders from the tables"...More

4  Thank milexz_11
Management response:Responded 2 August 2016

Dear milexz_11, We appreciate you having taken the time to post your observations, as it is only through feedback of our customers that we can continuously review and improve our services offered. In our commitment to provide you with the best quality in all aspects...More

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Upon my first and unintended trip to Helsinki, I decided to check this café out for breakfast and I got my first European continental breakfast. It's a very nice café and next-door to it is this bakery with some amazing looking pastries. It's popular with...More

1  Thank Rafiq J
Management response:Responded 30 July 2016

Dear Rafiq J, I appreciate you taking the time to share such a lovely summary of your visit at Ekberg. We all look forward to welcoming you back, whenever your travel plans allow. With all good wishes, Arja Ahovuori Hospitality Manager

Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Absolute must for brunch. Good value, €20-30, eat as much as you like. Filling, good range of choices, snacks and drinks.More

1  Thank Ferhat C
Management response:Responded 30 July 2016

Dear Ferhat C, Thank you for choosing to visit Ekberg. I am delighted you enjoyed our brunch, and have shared your kind comments with the entire team who look forward to welcoming you back whenever you are next visiting Helsinki. Best regards, Arja Ahovuori Hospitality...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

On beautiful Bulevardi street in Helsinki's Design District can be found the city's oldest café - from 1852, as is written even on the menu card and on the paper napkins. In for a historical café rather incongruous and cheap looking neon letters it says...More

Thank saronic
Management response:Responded 30 July 2016

Dear saronic, Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive and thoughtful review following your visit. It was extremely touching to read as you capture beautifully many of the unique elements that make Ekberg so special to our customers. Needless to say,...More

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We had the super yum cinnamon croissant thing, a chocolate croissant and coffee to go. Very friendly staff and great pastries. Good stop to pick up and go!More

Thank Courtney O
Management response:Responded 30 July 2016

Dear Courtney O, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments following your visit, which I have shared with the entire team. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Ekberg on your next trip to Helsinki. Kind regards, Arja Ahovuori...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016

Cafe Ekberg is one of the legends in Helsinki, one must visit... It is centrally located but the location itself is not special..the place is usually crowded and you can reserve tables. the food, the service and the value...average!More

Thank cic92
Management response:Responded 30 July 2016

Dear cic92, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor following your visit. Needless to say, I was somewhat disappointed that your experience was not as memorable as you had hoped, and I am sorry that we failed to make a...More

Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We made a special effort to come here for coffee but really nothing special. Ok hot chocolate and overpriced cakes. Good service and nice enough but only if you are passingMore

Thank Nik A
Management response:Responded 30 July 2016

Dear Nik A, I sincerely regret that you did not enjoy Ekberg as much as you should have. Thank you for sharing your views, I will certainly address them with the team and should you ever wish to discuss them in further detail with me,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulevardi 9, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Formerly Cafe Ekberg)
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6811860
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Ekberg is a Finnish artisan bakery and pâtisserie operating its own production since 1852. Quality, expertise and passion are the fundamental cornerstones of Ekberg’s activity. Fresh bread and buns are baked six days a week in our bakery on the welcoming street of Bulevardi, in the heart of Helsinki. Our product range follows today’s trends and varies according to the seasons. Our pâtisserie makes delicious cakes and pastries while our kitchen serves enjoyable food. Ekberg’s selection includes traditional delicacies, such as excellent French macaroons and Champagne corks, as well as new, seasonally varying products. We look forward to seeing you soon, you are warmly welcome to Ekberg!
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