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“Good place in Ivalo for a coffe. Also the buffet lunch is worthy :)”

Bistro & Cafe Ivalo
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Ivalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 27
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Is nice to have a new place in Ivalo with expresso coffe which is a good change after drinking lots of filtered Finnish coffe :) But the latte, capuccino etc are a bit expensive. The variety of pastries ussually is wide and good, you can taste nice Finnish pastries with cinnamon, berries, different jam...

About the food they have burguers, pizzas, wok and some Finnish more traditional food as soups/salmon. They also have some ready-sandwiches if you want something faster.

I have tried the burguers and they were good, the pizzas weren't the best in the area but ok and the wok was so nice, a good change among all the places in the area where u just find traditional food or burguers/pizzas. The breaded avocado is a new thing for me and I found them a nice starter :)
The lunch buffet is good value for the money!

The openning hours got a bit limited in January. Before they close at 21 which was good to go there for dinner or for a beer but now they close at 19.
The place is nice with some sofas and comfortable seats. It has a little playing area for children and some board games. It is even dog friendly ;)
About the staff it depends on who is there: I have been served by very friendly staff and some not that friendly/helpful.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Well, there's not much in Ivalo so just pop in for lunch. Good wasn't great at all, just simply eatable.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner here on March 7 & 8 and also stopped for hot chocolate mid day March 8. We both had pizza March 7 and March 8 I had pizza and she had a cheeseburger. Menu is essentially burgers and pizza. Pizza is thin crust like many places in the U.S. They were very agreeable in our making changes to the standard menu items-i.e. eliminating some of the toppings, etc., Food quality was excellent. One thing to note-they close at 7pm so if you want dinner it needs to be on the early side.

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Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Warm, cosy cafe with delicious food. The burgers are amazing and huge. Service was a bit slow as there was only one waitress and it was quite busy. The side of onion rings was a bit small (only 4 or 5 for €4). Very popular with the locals and tourists alike.

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here and they offered a buffet which was quite good. Very busy but also plenty of tables for customers. Great hot chocolate!!

Thank Daviestarna
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