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Cafe, Bar, Scandinavian
After-hours, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 29 June 2020

It was a great, hot summer afternoon when we stopped here for a few drinks. The terrace was crowded but we managed to grab a table facing to the bay with bypassing boats. Whenever a table was available, there was always someone to take it...so it seems to be extremely popular. Quite pricy (beers for 8-9 euros).More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

I would normally give this venue a 4 rating. Location is fantastic. Prices are too high to give it a 5. And this is the theme for the disappointing experience this time round.... I bought 2 glasses of wine, and was installing myself in one...of the deck chairs when 1 glass slid off the small table leaving €13 of over-priced wine in the sand. I returned to the bar to explain what happened, expecting a free refill or at the very least a refill for nominal charge (cost price), but was told it was my fault and I had to pay full price again. Plenty of other venues would have given a free refill in these circumstances, not profiteered from my moment of misfortune. We did not stay for a second drink, and I will be reluctant to visit again based on this experience.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

Great place to relax in the afternoon or into the night. Had champagne and local beers. Nice beats and nice view on the boats and sunset. Will go again. Also nice as a stop when walking the coastline.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

We were looking to mingle with the locals on our last night in Scandinavia. Awesome place, great view, loved it.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Times are changing! Next to this outdoor cafe, located on the southernmost tip of Helsinki, is the place where people used to wash their carpets in the sea. Hence the name ”Mattolaituri” (the carpet dock, or carpet landing). I have visited this spot already in...the 1980-ties, when Helsinki and all of Finland was a different place alltogether.... Today you only occasionally see people washing their carpets in the eutrophied sea, and instead tourists and nouveau riche Finns sit here sipping champagne and fancy coffee. The staff appears to be nice, the coffee was decent and the view is still stunning, This is a good place to watch people and to enjoy the view. N.B. The cafe is most likely closed in the winter, but again, you should never come to Helsinki in the winter!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Nice for drinks if the weather is good. The place is right by the sea, so it’s nice to have a drink and watch boats passing by.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2018

It's ok, especially when the weather is nice. Location is great and atmosphere as well as the staff who is friendly but crowded and very standard.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Hi, just wrote a review on Café Ursula, but it was meant to be on this place situated 5 minutes away, same road, in a better location, full sun and less crowded. A bit more expensive than Ursula, but fantastic views and more modern surroundings....Food and coffee was excellent, but a great place to relax with a sparkling wine and watch the world go by. Beware seagulls though, as they went for at least two other diners food. Great entertainment if its not your food.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice bar/cafe with a nice view to the sea. Good thursday and friday afterwork offer on rose wine and sol beer.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 29 July 2018

On a hot sunny day all kinds of boats pass by this cafe next to the real Mattolaituri, a wooden deck to wash your carpets in seawater. This favourite Finnish summer passtime is still very much practised as you can see from the wet carpets...hung to dry on wooden racks. The restaurant has a a bit show off touristy feel to it as people walk in front of it along the lane by the water. The quiche with feta and asparagus was mushy, some of the deck chairs were broken, this terrace is mainly for drinking alcohol when these kind of things don't bother.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Usually they start at 11 am and be there until late evening depending on the weather
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Mattolaituri is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5