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#52 of 240 Cafe in Helsinki


Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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0.6 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

We went to the restaurannt and it was fuly booked and made a table reservation for a table after 90 minutes. When we returned after 80 minutes there was no space because they did made another reservation and did not make our reservation. Go never...to this restaurant no excuse for their mistake.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Cat café is a guaranteed place for cat lovers! The absolutely lovely 9 cats entertain visitors and offer a nice peaceful atmosphere to the café. It is definitely advisable to book a table in the café well in advance and preferably arrive at the newly...agreed booking time. In addition to cats, special mentioned are great drinks and salty snacks, such as archipelago bread! The traveller will be able to cope when he relaxes in Helkatti, a cat café, as an extension of a hard day.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2020

Im a New Yorker who loves cats, so when I booked a trip to Finland this year I thought I should give this cat cafe a try! It was wonderful!! The food and drinks are incredible and the cats are so well treated. I am...very glad I made a reservation in advance and highly recommend doing that. The ambience is warm and quiet, and it is a great place to relax and hang w some kitties. Definitely worth a visit to support their cats!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

Fist of all this pal e was awesome please follow the rules cats do not love being petted when they are asleep. You do have to make a reservation or they will ask you to come back . this place was awesome their blackberry mimosas...were delicious the cats were so pretty it’s worth the 5euro s entrance feeMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Great coffee, storemade pie. And of course the cats, and kids, more cats more kids. You need to make a reservation.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 9 June 2019

As title mentions, the idea is nice and you may pet the cat if cat is in mood. However, the atmosphere tends to become awful when parents with their recalcitrant kids show up, and those kids are focused on harassing poor animals while parents are...doing next to nothing. It would be a wise idea not to allow families under age of 12 in such establishmentsMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 4 April 2019

We had a very bad experience because there were only 9 cats and the waitress was always looking at us if we follow the rules (not petting cats while sleeping). Wasn't worth the money. Coffee was only mediocre.

Reviewed 28 March 2019

I searched cat cafe after a week in Helsinki not having seen a single street stray to give many scritches and pats to -- making the reservation online was surprisingly easy, the bilingual staff had no problem dictating the rules to me, all of which...are completely normal, although I do wish you were allowed to pick up the kitties. the fee is inexpensive, there's table service which is rare in finland, and of course the most important thing, there are plenty of cats with which to enjoy company. I'd highly recommend it for the cat lover on holiday. NO wifi however, so be sure you have an international data plan to post the cat pics for your friend base.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 18 December 2018

I visited Helkatti with two friends. Mind you; it's important to reserve a time! There's a 5e entrance fee, but we had prepared for it. The menu was not overpriced, but more of a traditional mid-range coffee shop price range. I got a "Catpuccino", and...my friends got some glögg and the vegan dessert of the day, which was delicious. We had to wait for 30 min for our cappucino & desserts, which was a bit disappointing, but the waiter did apologise for it. The cafe was a bit crowded, but I understand its popularity. There was no smell, and there were around 6 cats. They were often sleeping, but also walking around. They really added to the experience! Recommended experience if you want something a little special, but maybe not if you're just looking for a quick coffee break.More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

I booked the cat café as a treat for my boyfriend, we arrived on time and were seated at our table. You have to put your coats up and take your shoes off when you enter. There are in total 8 cats and all are...very approachable and absolutely adorable. We got CATpuccino's and cakes, one came with a birthday candle on for me which I thought was a very nice touch from the team. The cakes were SO DELICIOUS, especially the cheesecake and chocolate cake. I could of eaten loads of it! The price is very reasonable for Helsinki. I was worried that it would smell as the cat cafés i've visited in London have that BUT there was no smell at all, the cats are so well looked after and they have plenty of room and seem very chill and happy. The staff is very friendly and you don't feel as though you are being rushed out like some places do. I literally cannot wait to visit again!More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5