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Cafe Engel

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Vironniemi
As featured in 3 Days in Helsinki
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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland
09652776
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Today
09:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located right on Senate Square, across from the Cathedral, so it's convenient to all downtown activities. We dropped in late Sunday afternoon for an early meatball dinner. These are not IKEA's meatballs! Service was attentive and pleasant. We lingered a while over coffee, enjoying sitting among Finnish couples and families. This restaurant is old-fashioned and cozy, and a perfect place... More 

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Helsinki
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456 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right in from of the most popular Cathedral and very near the center. This place has an special charm that makes the great the experience of having a coffee and sweet (or something to eat, they have also lunch). Deco is very nice and most recommended if you are in Helsinki and want to have an stop during the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well located, this is a traditional cafe with fantastic atmosphere and a vintage feeling. Food is excellent. Customer service is great. I highly recommend.

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Thank XMOS69
Maria da Fe, MG
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This iconic Cafe offers a very attractively priced breakfast, ranging from simple Croissant with Coffee to full breakfast. You may like the organic oatmeal porridge, plain or with jam.If you are a Oriental person, you may have impression to be eating a rice porridge, if you add salt. Anyway the place is calm, comfortable and the price, very reasonable.

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Thank QuietBrazilian
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is right opposite to Helsinki Cathedral, very easy to find. That means sitting inside you'll be able to see the Cathedral view while enjoying your coffee, very romantic. This cafe serves lunch, the food is delicious and portion is suitable. Highlight is its house blend coffee, 3.5 euro for all you can drink. The coffee quality is excellent,... More 

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Thank Dick F
Helsinki, Finland
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Café Engel is a great cafe with welcoming atmosphere. Engel is situated in one of the oldest buildings in Helsinki and the location is excellent in historical centre. The interior is very beautiful and old-fashioned. Cafe Engel serves good lunch and great cakes. Try for example classic sacher with whipped cream or cherry chocolate cake. For a lunch I can... More 

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Thank Maria R
Sydney, Australia
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236 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Engle is simply an institution. Thankfully however it doesn't rest on its laurels and is consistently good in terms of service, food quality and atmosphere. Engel is a small place, but is cosy and refined, without being stuffy. A must see whenever you are in Helsinki.

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Thank TenRingShanghai
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had breakfast here while the temperature outside was -6 degree Celsius. I ordered the bacon and egg breakfast that came with a glass of orange juice, toast, plenty of fruits and salad. The price included a cup of coffee or tea. Not crowded at all at 8:30am. It would be a good spot to refresh yourself in a cold morning.

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Thank CHKH0
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a cafe with exellent choises of good standard and overall at the best place in Helsinki. It is a must place to visit. Lot of customers, crowded but exellent.

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Mulfingen, Germany
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice for a afternoon coffee or a light lunch meal. Food qualifies for a 3* rating, but the cozy atmosphere and the location deserve an upgrade to 4*. Unusual in Finland: no queuing in self-service lanes, they really serve guests at the table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: 09652776

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