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Lebanese, Cafe, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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Kampinmalmi
0.5 km from Helsinki Central Railway Station
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

If you want to eat home cooked food which you probably don't cook at home, the Cafe Rouge is a safe choice. It is run by two lovely (elderly) ladies whose dynamics is almost like from some sitcom but in the most heart warming way.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Very tasty authentic Lebanese dishes are cooked by a lovely Lebanese couple who will serve you as if you are their family. You truly feel the love in the food. It is quite affordable and has two locations, one in forum (Yrjönkatu 27) and one...near Kamppi (Urho Kekkosen katu 4). The Forum location is more spacious and modern. For 10,50 I had a great plate of lemon chicken with potatoes, a side salad from a salad bar, delicious roasted bread with zaatar, and a coffee. Left feeling full and satisfied :DMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

You’ll leave with your stomach happy and you youself with a smile. Piece of out-of-Finland-far- from-Helsinki-athmospere in the middle of Helsinki =D

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went here for lunch and was met by the nicest lady ever. She treated us - and every one else - as royalty in the small and cozy restaurant. We had a very nice lunch, and before we left we had a little chat...with the owner. It seems like a very local place with a lot of local customers.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great meals, excellent taste, brilliant owners, wonderful service, never goes wrong with your choice.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Compared to Finnish restaurants this place was nice. We ate here twice. First time stroganoff&mushed potatoes and Shawarma and second time pasta and tomato soup. The stroganoff and shawarma are highly recommend and that’s what got us to come back, but to be honest the...second time wasn’t as good. The chicken pasta was nothing special and the tomato soup either. But they had a nice salad bar that is included in the lunch and they have good options there. I do recommend a meat based meal here! They were very friendly and the service was fast and good.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We had a late lunch here, after sight-seeing on a brief visit to Helsinki: it was really wonderful. We were welcomed warmly by the owner. The salad bar had a big variety of salads, with fresh bread, a main meal and coffee, all for about...€10 each. The creamy salmon soup, the beef and salad wraps and the pasta with goats cheese and spinach were all delicious. Such a friendly place, we were so glad that we found it (it's so small that we had almost walked right past)More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Maggie and Tony are so nice. They greet you with big smile and open heart and make you feel so welcome. The food is excellent and you really must try both the Moussaka, the lamb or chicken Shwarma or the famous lemon chicken. Soups are...good to. A must in Helsinki.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The owners are Lebanese and it feels like home food. They also receive lunch vouchers and the prices are quite low. Visit and you won't regret.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

What more can I say. The chicken Sharma is amazing and they serve the best coffee I've had in a while. Service with a smile too. Couldn't recommend it enough.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My first lunch and I went there. People are friendly and lovely and the food is very good!!! I will go again the next time

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went there by hazard ... was agreeably surprised by this place. Do not hesitate to stop by for a drink or more !

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Maggie is so nice and the food is super good i recommend to anybody to eat there and you will come back :)

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Just love Maggie's place! A bit of warmth and super tasty lunch. Vegetarian options available. If you are lucky you will get a hug from the owner, too!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Nice small place to eat....as you walk in it feels like you are at a friend's place. Had the chicken shawarma sandwich and it was really good!

Date of visit: May 2017
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722philc
17 June 2018|
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Response from olis-propolis | Reviewed this property |
Actually I googled after posting my previous answer. Their hours are 8am- 4pm daily with exceptions for national holidays. Just Google the name of the place and you'll see it.
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Munazza Z
29 March 2018|
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what are the hours of operation???
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dianefilippov
16 July 2017|
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Response from Eleanor_Alice | Reviewed this property |
Sure! At least from the salad bar. You will be able get something! Maggie and Tony are flexible. Depends on the day I'd guess. When are you going? They are on holidays until the end of July!!
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Cafe' Rouge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5