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Cafe Esplanad

) #4 of 42 Coffee & Tea in Helsinki #79 of 1,266 Places to Eat in Helsinki €€ - €€€ Cafe, European,
Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 665496
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (12 reviews)
“pastry” (11 reviews)
“salads” (21 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This legendary cafe is famous for its massive Korvapuusti cinnamon rolls. Good salads, too, to which you can choose two to three fillings. Very busy, popular and hectic at times. In the summertime try to take a table outside, but beware of the greedy seagulls.

Thank HannaTee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best morning coffee. Really good place, friendly service. I really liked that place. Next time will visit it one more time.

Thank AlexZhemkov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pastries are really good! And the interior brings to mind a Paris Café. Love this place! Recently they also had a pastry named and modelled after the presidents dog which was cute. Location also great. A little prizy but worth it.

Thank Madeline-Elena V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate enormous cinnamon buns here and enjoyed watching people go by in the hot sunshine- a real treat. The staff were so friendly and polite, we were very happy! The salads looked lovely and there was a lot of choice!

Thank Funbund
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Quite a vast place with lots of seating and a central service counter offering salads, cakes and pastries and assorted drinks. Well priced and good service. An ideal place to find a good range of inexpensive ( Helsinki prices) cakes/pastries. Three sorts of coffee to...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We came across this rather large cafe quite by accident but ended up eating there three times while we were in Helsinki. No table service, you choose from a very good selection of salads or pastries etc, and then order and pay at the counter....More

Thank Elseymelbourne
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Pies and pies really tasty, salad and soup also available. Good location, but sometimes really full of people.

Thank Japanoidi
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Café Esplanadi is like a prized catch amidst the heart of the city. It is one of those really nice, cosy cafes with an amazing view of esplanade park where you would love to laze and spend hours watching the time slip by. Icing on...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The location of this cafe is perhaps the reason for its popularity but the baked items and the coffee are very good also.

Thank Hannu H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

we had the experinc because we saw many peaple lining to eat there so it was delicious , the sweet was woooow

Thank Hanaa A
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2 August 2016|
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Response from Tojo E | Reviewed this property |
I had visited the place last year (and multiple times in the past). They seemed to have only dining options or take away but no reservations or delivery options. Their website seems to have an email id that you may want to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 665496
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