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Ateneum Bistro

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Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 17226231
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the lunchtime buffet type table! Coffee/tea/drinks and bakery products also available. Beutiful place to visit eventhough you wouldn't go to see art collections. The best entrance from Ateneuminkuja.

Thank Maari100
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dirty disheson the tables, difficult to find a spot to sit on. Too little staff. Quite expensive, but quality ok.

Thank Hyasintti
Houston, Texas
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609 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spot of tea and a piece of cake, with the gift shop temptations nearby ... the little bistro was busy but not crowded and there was an art installation overhead to enjoy as well.

Thank KLsWanderlust
Pirkkala, Finland
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had a good coffee, cake, food and fruits here. Fast and friendly service as a bonus. Lunches Are very good as well.

Thank Shampanja
Helsinki, Finland
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279 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The art on display in Ateneum was so overwhelmingly interesting I had to take a coffee break before continuing. The sandwiches and pies looked delicious and I chose a fresh and moist salmon pie with my coffee. More information in the glass display would have been helpfull, now it was only in Finnish without anything about the ingredients. There is... More 

Thank Heli P
Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Decided to drop in for a lunch ex tempore at the café of the National Gallery in Helsinki. I had been there couple of times before and had a reminiscence of a bit noisy, echoy buffer lunch. I have no critic to offer for the food, which was a soup with a small salad buffet or antipasti: a bit pricey... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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622 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We were thrilled that the Ateneum had a Cafe. Our timeline had gotten crunched and we had hoped to get in and out quckly to be on our way for more sightseeing. I can't swear that the service was quick, but it was attentive and oh-so personable. My husband opted for a simple soup and salad, which Ithought was too... More 

Thank SyrinxSounds
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

There is table service for lunchtime food, which is tasty and hearty, and also self service for delicious snacks. I love the cakes. It's a relaxed atmsophere and the staff are very helpful and friendly, and you can while the time away chatting without any hassle.

Thank Helen K
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406 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Overall: 3+ Comments: part of the Atenum art museum, providing easy cafe and pastry, preferably after visiting the museum. Fairly modest and easy, yet tasty in a pleasant environment. Reservation: - Location: 4 Menu: 3 Knowledge: 3 Originality: 3 Presentation: 4 Taste: 3-4 Coffee: 4 Atmosphere: 3-4 Service: 3 Timing: 3-4 Cleanliness: 4 WiFi: 4 Price: 3 Price/value: 3 Revisit:... More 

Thank Haarud
Helsinki, Finland
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193 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The chevre salad seemed a bit expensive in comparison to the other products on the list, but was worth it. Also the moussaka on the lunch menu was very good.

Thank MsKlimt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 17226231

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