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Cafe Vanille

#105 of 1,154 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Suomenlinna C 18 III, Helsinki 00190, Finland
+358 40 5561169
09:30 - 19:00
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Showing 52: English reviews
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small & cozy place but you find it great after you feel very cold & tired. I eat carrot soup & it was very hot delicious, I felt warm after eat it which I was in need for. Recommend it for others

Thank Salma N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Looks and feels like a tiny family business. Wrapped up in blankets, we sat on the porch and watched the snow fall on this peaceful island. The home-made cheese-and-spinach pie was excellent ; the home-made blueberry pie was completely out of this world - easily the best I ever had.

Thank kai1717
Snarestone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went in to for a mug of Rooibos and a slice of apple strudel after a walk around Suomenlinna. Café Vanille is a real cafe with excellent service and reasonable prices. It is in an authentic timber frame building, not a modern monstrosity which appear to be going up in Suomenlinna.

Thank seppohakkinen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The best reward after walking around the Islands. Very good Kakao, and Chocolate cake. ! Blankets outside to stay warm and enjoy the moment.

Thank Alexis R
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very little, not too much sorts of coffee or sweets, still tasty and cousy place to have a break and snack

Thank Elena O
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stopped here to rest my tired feet after exploring the island. Just a quick stop, but had coffee and a lovely rhubarb pie. Sat outside to enjoy the view of the huge church just across the way, Really cute cafe with lovely staff and excellent pie. Stop, rest your feet, and enjoy the island.

Thank Cheekychinchilla
Keuruu, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Sooo beautiful place. Good coffee and kind waitress. We visited this cafe was really great. Suomenlinna is nice.

Thank mnerad8
Southwest Finland, Finland
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187 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

One of the first cafe's one sees after disembarking the ferry to Suomenlinna, passing through the main arch and walking up a short hill, is Cafe Vanilla. It looks and feels like a domestic living room and therefore has very limited seating. But some of the pastries, cakes and cookies (biscuits for those east of the Atlantic Ocean) are homemade,... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Cute place with nice atmosphere. The butter eye buns tasted homemade, fresh and delicious! The terrace was a bit too vrowded with many tables but other than that no complaints. My companion gave his stamp of approval for the coffee also, 2nd cup included in price too!

Thank latelammas
Florence, Italy
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Romantic and quiet, it has a few things to offer for eating and drinking. But it has so much to offer for relaxation and atmosphere.

Thank Saverio P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Suomenlinna C 18 III, Helsinki 00190, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 5561169

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