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Cafe-Restaurant Saima

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$9 - US$21
Cafe, European, Healthy, Soups, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Saima's Bread was super delicious and the decoration and athmosphere was really nice with romantic vintage vibes.

Date of visit: July 2020
Traveler49466848167, Omistaja at Cafe-Restaurant Saima, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2021

Thank you for your visit at our family owned cafe-restaurant and leaving us a great review! Kind Regards, Johanna

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

We came here with 4 kids. They have a reasonable kids menu. Adult food was good to mediocre. The local fried fish was tasty, the baked potato large and filling, the moose stew surprisingly bland (though this may just be the Finnish way of making...it). Indoors the place could pass as a haunted house with all the wallpaper. Finally: very good cakes to choose from for dessert.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 27 July 2019

a short but unforgettable experience: good plates to eat, kind service, and if you are lucky enough hotel chambers wonderful refurnished, just in the middle of everything in Savonlinna: try in Christmas time or during Opera festival in the beautiful castle of Olavlinna. But book...well in advance!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

Tilasimme muikut ja lehtipihvin muussilla. Tilattaessa ilmoitettiin, että 10 annosta on edellä, että saattaa kestää. Odotimme 50 min. ja kysyessämme, missä ruoka viipyy, kerrottiin että 16 annosta on vielä edellä! 59 min kuluttua saimme annoksemme. Muikut olivat kuivia, lehtipihvi ja muussi aika mautonta. Voisi pihviin...edes pippuria laittaa. Hinta/laatusuhde ei kohdannut tässä paikassa. En voi suositella tätä ravintolaa ainakaan ruokailuun. We ordered vendace, chin slice of beef and mashed potatoes. As making order we were told that there are 10 orders ahead before us. We waited 50 minutes. Then asking where our food is we were told that there are 16 orders ahead! Finally it took 59 minutes to get our food! The fish was dry and beef and mashed potatoes flavorless. The expensive price does not meet the quality. Cannot recommed this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 30 June 2019

A nice restaurant with terrace. The food is very good and traditional. Serving is fast. The staff is kind.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 24 May 2019

I enjoyed a good cappuccino and a really good gluten free sweet pastry called "Budapest". Nothing to complain! Separate outdoor terrace for non smokers. Also a sandbox for little children. Service was good & fast although place was not crowded. I recommend to stop by...on your way in or out to the castle :)More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

We had lunch before going to the castle. The staff was friendly and the food tasty. I had a look at their hotelroom brochure, it looks gorgeous! Can t wait to book a room!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Only 6 rooms but all a great pleasure and unique. Owners have really their heart in it. Try also food from café. As close as you can get from the castle, book early.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Savonlinna on our vacation and stopped by for lunch. We had to wait about 40 minutes for our food with was very frustrating. The food was not great and we will pick another restaurant the next time.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The best salomon soup I ever had! :) Cozy, beautiful place with good variety of food options. Very nice stuff/owners

Date of visit: September 2017
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Yes, Cafe-Restaurant Saima offers takeaway services.

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Cafe-Restaurant Saima is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4